Sexual assault charges are very serious. A sexual assault conviction can ruin lives. Not only is there a possibility of a long jail sentence, but there are also civil lawsuits, mandatory sex offender registry, and a high likelihood of one’s career and personal life being destroyed. This is particularly devastating if you have been falsely accused.
However, people accused of sexual assault deserve and get a chance to defend themselves in court. The court system can be unfriendly to those accused of sexual assault. It is imperative to get legal representation from an attorney experienced in defending people against these charges.
The consequences of being convicted or even accused of sexual assault are very serious. Judges and juries tend to be hard on defendants; high sentences are common. In New York state, sexual assault is a class D felony, one of the most serious kinds. People are sentenced to between one and seven years in prison; however, prison time is just the beginning.
Many people convicted of sexual assault are the victims of violence while incarcerated. In addition, once they are released, they are required to register as a sex offender. Their photograph, name, and even address can be found easily. In addition, sexual assault charges can have devastating effects on one’s personal life. Defendants often lose their families and friends over these charges. Last, it is almost impossible to have a successful career after a conviction such as this one. Many people will lose professional licenses. All potential employers will have to be told upfront about the conviction, which makes it difficult to find employment.
People who are accused of sexual assault deserve a fair trial. If convicted, they should be allowed to complete their punishment and then move on with their lives. Unfortunately, this rarely happens. There is hope for people who are accused, however: an experienced criminal defense attorney with experience in sexual assault.
There are several ways that a criminal defense attorney can help you throughout this process. An attorney can advocate for you to receive reasonable bail, so you can continue to work and also help prepare a defense. It is almost impossible to defend yourself against these serious accusations while stuck behind bars.
In many cases, an attorney can get your charges reduced or even dropped. It is not unusual for the court system to move forward with charges that are not appropriate for the situation or not backed up by evidence. A criminal defense attorney can work to ensure you are treated fairly.
Last, if charges are not reduced or dropped, an attorney can explain your options regarding plea bargain and trial. District attorneys often will offer unfair plea agreements to people without representation. You deserve to have all the information about the lifelong impact of your options, and to have someone on your side who is experienced in dealing with the court system.
While it is scary to be accused of sexual assault, you have options. An experienced attorney will ensure that your case is treated fairly, that evidence is collected according to high legal standards without contamination, and that you are treated as though you are innocent until proven guilty.
It is not uncommon for people accused of sexual assault to be treated unfairly by people in the court system. A qualified criminal defense attorney will ensure that you and your case are treated according to the highest standards of the law. Your attorney will advocate for you and show you the respect and fairness you deserve without judgment. You deserve someone on your side.
Sexual assault charges can feel devastating, but they can be fought successfully. If you or a loved one have been accused of this crime, contact the Queens criminal defense attorneys at Spodek Law Group. We will help you defend yourself against these charges and ensure that you get the fair trial you deserve.
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