Sexually-based crimes are inherently difficult crimes to talk about. There's a certain unpleasantness to the whole idea of a sexually-based crime that separates it from other offenses. Inherent to the whole conversation is that someone allegedly violated another person in a very profound and personal way. Such an offense simply can't be taken lightly and, thus, these offenses are harshly punished and vigorously pursued by the police and prosecutors.
There are many elements that go into a sexually-based crime as well. There are clear personal and physical elements involved. But there are also emotional and mental elements too. In some cases, the sexually-based crime occurs between two people who have known each other for a long time, or maybe even were dating or seeing each other. In other cases, the parties in question may never have met before.
Many things go into these sex crimes, and there are many penalties and consequences for the people who commit these offenses and are found guilty of such an offense. Though many people may not like to hear this, it is the right of any person accused of a sex crime to have a fair and unbiased trial and to have a legitimate defense of the allegations being brought against him or her.
The penalties and consequences associated with being guilty of a sex crime can make it very difficult for someone to land a job or to find a suitable place to live. You will also have to register as a sex offender, which brings along many more complications and obstacles that you will have to overcome.
Don't just let this happen to you. Get an attorney by your side to help limit the damage of the charge. At Charles L. Waechter, we can will do our best to help you and your loved ones get past this difficult chapter in your life.