Sex Crimes Lawyer San Francisco CA
Anyone who has been charged with a sex crime in California can be facing harsh penalties if convicted. A conviction can mean significant jail time and be required to register on the state’s sex offender registry for the rest of the person’s life. Even just being charged with the crime can have a major negative impact on a person’s life due to the stigma these types of crimes have by the public. This is why defendants should contact a sex crimes lawyer San Francisco CA residents recommend right away. Any kind of delay in building a defense against the charges can hamper their ability to fight against these charges and their right to a fair trial.
If you are charged, your attorney will investigate your case and look for certain factors that could play a key role in whether or not you are convicted. Your attorney will evaluate all of the evidence that the prosecution is using to build their case against you. A skilled defense attorney will look for ways to have any of this evidence suppressed. If the prosecutor does not have enough evidence against a defendant, either the court will dismiss the case, or the jury will find the defendant not guilty.
A San Francisco sex crimes lawyer will make sure that any of the evidence collected and being used against you was obtained legally and does not violate your Fourth Amendment rights from unreasonable search and seizures. If the police failed to obtain the evidence properly, the courts are required to suppress this evidence since using it would be a violation of your rights.
And speaking of police, your attorney will also examine your case to make sure there are no other incidents of police violating your rights. Your attorney will not only make sure that police had all of the proper search warrants in order to obtain the evidence, but also make sure that police did not use any improper methods – such as entrapment during an interrogation – to make the charges against you stick.
There is also often the question of witness testimony during a sex crimes case. Does the victim who is accusing you of the crime have any reason to lie and falsely accuse you of the crime? For example, in the case of date rape, some victims make up these types of accusations in order to get revenge because they are upset that the person they are accusing of the crime broke up with them. Your attorney will investigate any ulterior motives, as well as how credible other witnesses’ testimony is.
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If you have been accused and/or charged with a sex crime, contact The Morales Law Firm to meet with a San Francisco CA sex crimes lawyer to find out what type of defense we can build for you. Make sure you have a tough defense team advocating for you.