Being accused of a sex crime is terrifying, not only because society looks upon these crimes with such revulsion but also because regardless of the number of years a convicted sex offender spends in prison, this is one category of crime that always comes with a life sentence. That’s because of the draconian sex offender registration laws that restrict where you can live and what jobs you can do and make public your photo, personal information, address, and the nature of your charges. You might even be held indefinitely in civil commitment after you have served your sentence. With other crimes, you pay your debt to society and move on; but that is not the case with sexually-related offenses.
To compound the problem, not all criminal defense attorneys are willing to take on the defense of sex crimes. This means there are fewer defense lawyers with experience in fighting these charges.
The presumption of innocence
At the Alvarez Law Office, every client, regardless of allegations, enjoys the presumption of innocence that is the right of the accused. It is not unusual for false allegations of sex crimes to be made for various reasons, such as one parent accusing the other of sexual abuse in a vicious child custody battle. Sometimes a person will make false charges of sexual assault or rape to cover up consensual sex. We’ve even seen cases where a person makes an accusation of a sex crime as a means of extorting money from the person being accused.
We understand the great potential for injustice, and we leave no piece of evidence unexamined to establish our client’s innocence. We are especially attentive to possible motives for the accuser making a false allegation.
Getting help when you have been accused
If you have been accused of committing a sex crime or if someone has threatened to accuse you, do not delay in hiring a lawyer with extensive experience defending these cases. Call the Alvarez Law office in Crown Point, Indiana, at the earliest indication that you have been placed in jeopardy. We will take every possible step, examine every piece of evidence, and question everything the police did in the course of your arrest or questioning with a view to getting all charges dropped. If this doesn’t happen, we will explore alternatives to jail time, such as treatment programs, that may be available to youthful or first time offenders. If the case goes to trial, we will present a well-prepared case using every piece of information at our disposal to discredit the prosecutor’s case, especially the motivations and character of the accuser.
This is one time in your life you can’t afford less than the best. Don’t delay in getting the Alvarez Law Office experience on your side to protect your rights and your future.
Call today. We defend the accused against sex crime allegations throughout Northwestern Indiana, including Crown Point, Merrillville, Hammond, Gary, Dyer, St. John, Griffith, East Chicago, Munster, Schererville, Valparaiso, Knox, Portage, Newton, Culver, and the entire Chicagoland area.