Getting charged with a sex crime, regardless of what kind, even if you are completely innocent, can leave an indelible impression on your reputation. Getting charged for a crime that you did not commit is difficult enough, getting convicted because of incompetent legal counsel on your part only makes it worse. This is not to say that all people convicted of sex crimes are innocent, but there are a small portion of them who do not deserve their conviction or the subsequent social stigma that comes when a person gets branded as a sexual predator.
If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of having someone accuse you of a sex crime that you did not commit, it really pays to hire a competent lawyer who is on your side. If you think that you can serve as your own lawyer and defend yourself in court, as you are free to do, here are some of the reasons why you should rethink your options.
It does not matter if you are completely innocent of the sex crime, an experienced prosecutor can twist your words and circumstances to paint you as the bad guy. No amount of pleading will sway the judge to your side if the opposing legal counsel has already used the technicalities of the justice system to screw you over and convince a judge and/or jury that you’re guilty. To even the playing field, you need to hire the services of an experienced lawyer to represent you in court; don’t think of it as an unnecessary expense, look at it as additional insurance to help you get out of the lawsuit relatively unscathed.
This is not to say that all the people who accuse other people of sex crimes are lying; doing so is completely counterproductive to the struggles of the victims. However, there are some people who will use the justice system to file a false claim against another person just because they can. These kinds of people are the ones that really hurt the plight of victims of sexual crimes. You can actually help improve the system by hiring a lawyer to prove that the person accusing you with a sex crime is doing so under false pretenses, thereby discouraging other people from doing the same to others.
As mentioned earlier, personal sentiments have no place in the court of law. Even if you cry and beg the judge to believe you, if the opposing camp has already entangled you in an intricate web of technicalities, it is almost impossible to get out. You will need the help of an experienced lawyer who has extensive knowledge of the law to help you find the holes in the prosecution’s allegations so that you can turn the tables back on your accuser.
Have you ever watched one of those legal dramas in TV? If so, then you probably know that many lawyers are skilled wordsmiths and debaters, and that they can turn your own words against you, even if your intentions are the complete opposite. It doesn’t matter if you are innocent, some lawyers are so good at bending the facts that they might even convince you that you’re guilty.
If you are in an unfortunate situation where someone has falsely accused you of a serious sex crime, you need to act immediately and hire the services of a successful criminal law firm like the Law offices of Gary L. Rohlwing. They will pair you with the perfect legal counsel who will guide you through all the messy parts of the lawsuit, and help you get through the ordeal without a scratch on your personal reputation. Call the Law Offices of Gary L. Rohlwing for a free initial case consultation at (623) 937-1692.