The issue of sexual harassment and assault is making headlines more often these days. Unfortunately, some people in Arizona will find themselves falsely accused of a sex crime. This is a serious situation as even false allegations can tarnish a person's reputation in their community. Moreover, sex crimes are aggressively prosecuted. When a person is charged with a sex crime, it may seem like their professional life and personal life are in a tailspin.
The stigma surrounding sex crimes is not the only issue those accused of such crimes will face. The possible consequences that would follow a guilty verdict can affect a person's life forever. Depending on the severity of the crime, they could have to register as a sex offender for the rest of their life, they may be put on probation and could even face life in prison.
These possibilities are certainly scary, so it is important that a person accused of a sex crime understands all of his or her legal options. At our law firm, we understand the severity of sex crime charges and how detrimental they can be.
Those accused of sex crimes may be encouraged by the victim or by law enforcement to talk about the incident over the phone. But, that call could be recorded and submitted as evidence at trial. We aim to help our clients understand what tactics they can use to defend themselves.
When a person is accused of a sex crime, they may feel like the cards are stacked against them. However, they should not lose hope. It is possible to fight such charges and prevail. Doing so may be the only way to protect one's reputation and freedom.