If you have been accused of a crime, particularly a sex crime, we know exactly what you are experiencing. You are wondering how anyone could believe such outrageous accusations, particularly if they involve children. You question why the police or social workers didn’t look at the evidence objectively. Perhaps family members and close friends have shied away. You are hoping that someone in a position of authority will put an end to the insanity. You question why the investigation would not be conducted to clear rather that convict you. You feel scared, frustrated and isolated.
For the first time in your life, the powers of the State or federal government, with all of their vast resources, are lined up against you. The goal of the prosecution is to convict you. Your freedom and well being are at stake.
No one is equipped to face this process alone. If you try to handle this situation without competent legal help, the results will be disastrous for you. If there is even a whisper that you could be facing a criminal or an administrative investigation, you should not take a single step without advice from you lawyer.
Understanding Your Rights
You have specific rights under the Constitution. You must, however, properly assert those rights, or they will be deemed waived. Probably the most important right protects you against having to speak with the police or any agency representative without the advice of counsel. This right is conferred by Amendment V of the Constitution and the decision of the United States Supreme Court in the well-known Miranda opinion. You must never give up this right until you speak with your attorney.
If you are the target of an investigation, or if you have been arrested, the prosecution has already begun building its case against you. You cannot sit back and naively think that the process will clear you because you are innocent. You must start structuring your defense immediately.
Having a competent defense team take charge early in the process is the best way to protect your rights. The sooner and more aggressively you defend yourself, the greater the chance of avoiding a conviction. In many instances, a well prepared and committed defense team can prevent an Indictment or trial.
Hiring an Attorney
Since selecting the attorney who will have the responsibility for your case and welfare is the threshold decision, you must not make that selection lightly. We encourage you to take the time to call and speak with Tom personally so that a face-to-face meeting can be arranged as promptly as possible. You will then be in a position to intelligently evaluate your defense team because you will know:
- Who will have the responsibility for your defense
- All the attorneys who will comprise your defense team
- The experience and professional background of your team
- Results achieved in cases like yours
- How your case will be prepared for trial
- Strengths and weaknesses of the evidence
- What your trial strategy will be
How We Can Help
The mission of our Group is to provide each of our clients with the best possible representation. We believe that no individual attorney, regardless of experience, can single-handedly take on the responsibility for child sex abuse and other sex crimes defense. This requires a team effort.
All of the co-counsel with whom Tom has worked throughout his career are top attorneys. You benefit by having counsel with national experience working closely with co-counsel who is highly regarded in the local jurisdiction.
Give Tom a call now. You can reach him at 800-993-0632. The initial consultation is free. We want to help, and we will.