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Sex Crime Defense Attorney in Athens & Lancaster, OH
Defending Against Sex Crime Charges in Lancaster, OH
I have been successfully defending individuals charged with a sex crime for over 25 years. Whether you have been falsely accused, were mislead or misinformed, or simply had a lapse in judgment, I am here to help.
Defending individuals charged with sex crimes is a primary focus of my criminal defense practice. I can represent you if you were charged with sex offenses ranging from Rape/GSI and Sexual Battery to possession of child pornography or internet sex crimes. I have offices in Lancaster and Athens, Ohio and defend clients throughout Southern Ohio.
When you are charged with a sex crime you may feel that others presume your guilt, and most do. Simply being accused of a sex crime can ruin your career and relationship with your family. That is why establishing your innocence is paramount in sex crimes. I am non-judgmental and will work one-on-one with you to present the best possible defense from start to finish.
Strategic Defense and Thorough Case Preparation
Conviction of a felony sex crime includes penalties such as a prison sentence and sex offender registration.
The following sex offenses are felonies:
- Sexting/pandering obscenity
- Sexual battery
- Unlawful sexual conduct with a minor
- Importuning/Internet sex crimes
- Child pornography
During my career I have successfully defended people charged with each of these crimes. I have handled high-profile rape and sexual battery cases. I understand the sensitive nature of these cases, and that many times, false allegations are involved. In cases that center on the relationship between the accused and accuser, I will carefully examine that relationship. Did the alleged victim have motivation to ruin your life or have you sent away to prison? Is your accuser trying to avoid consequences of her own?
To successfully defend false allegations of rape / gross sexual imposition, it is imperative that your side of the case be presented correctly. More importantly, the accuser’s story must be carefully examined, challenged, and discredited. Defense counsel must talk with the witnesses, consider the nature and circumstances of the "initial disclosure," and locate or find the reasons behind the false accusations.
In cases where forensic evidence is available, I will thoroughly examine it to determine admissibility. Was it collected and stored properly? Were the results conclusive? Because of my experience with forensic evidence in complex violent and sexual crime cases, I understand SANE examinations, DNA, toxicology cell phone extraction, and computer analysis. I will work with experts, when appropriate, to help prove your innocence.
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