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Understanding the unique challenges in a sex crimes case

Most of the nightly news coverage that our Fresno readers see will usually include a rundown of some of the more serious crimes that were alleged to have occurred in the area that day. This is so common that many people don't even bat an eye when they see coverage of robberies, stolen cars or even child abuse or neglect. But, allegations of a sex crime will usually catch a viewer's attention.

Perhaps no crime outside of murder can inflame the populace like sexual abuse crimes, particularly child sexual abuse. We have all seen how these news reports go: the initial details of the case are outlined, and then the arrestee's mugshot is plastered on the television screen. At that moment, the suspect's life - both personal life and professional life - will likely change in a substantial way; a change that could last forever.

At our law firm, we understand that damage to a reputation is the first problem to come to terms with for a criminal defendant in a sex crimes case. We understand that, even if the defendant presents a solid criminal defense that ultimately prevails, the damage is oftentimes already done when it comes to that person's reputation. Sex crimes cases involve aggressive prosecution efforts, and the criminal defendants in these types of cases need to present an equally aggressive defense.

In a sex crimes case, the defense efforts need to begin immediately - it can't wait until a criminal trial occurs. The case could involve false accusations or even faulty methods in the law enforcement investigation. If so, these details need to be uncovered sooner rather than later. For more information on how our law firm approaches sex crimes cases, please visit our website.