Columbia Sex Crimes Attorney
Defending Your Future & Your Reputation
Sex crime accusations can be some of the most damaging charges. An individual not only faces the tough legal penalties, such as jail time and sex offender registration, but they also face social repercussions. They may lose touch with family, miss out on employment opportunities, and face challenges finding desirable housing. No matter the case, you need to seek experienced legal counsel for your case right away. You cannot afford to attempt navigate this time on your own!
The Columbia sex crimes lawyers at our firm bring years of legal experience and trial-winning representation to every case we take on. We are available around-the-clock for support and focus on crafting unique and effective defenses for our clients. Do not hesitate to call our firm today to discuss your charges and work towards building a legal strategy that will safeguard your future.
Frequently Asked Questions
The location of the alleged crime is not as important as what you have been charged with. Whether the prosecution is alleging it was your home, a public place, someone else’s house, etc., these things may affect your case or may not. We will be able to make a determination once we meet with you and get the details of your case.
Most sex crimes take place in private settings, which means eyewitnesses are unlikely to have been present. The location may be relevant in that regard.
The statute of limitations depends on the alleged crime, mainly whether the alleged crime involved an adult, a child, or an adult who has alleged the crime took place when they were a child. The statute of limitations for adult crimes is shorter than that for alleged crimes that occurred when someone was a child.
This deadline for filing criminal charges is an important part of your defense case. As your defense team, we investigate the statute of limitations and how it affects your case right away. These statutes allow a certain number of years to pass before a case can no longer be pursued. Contact us to find out which statute of limitations applies.
Evidence depends entirely on the case but often includes:
- Physical evidence
- Text messages
- Eyewitness testimony
- Victim testimony
The burden of proof is with the prosecution. You are innocent until proven guilty. Nonetheless, juries tend to have an intrinsic emotional reaction to the alleged victim, so it is essential that you have an experienced defense attorney on your side who will protect your rights.
Preparing for a court case, should one arise, depends on the circumstances. Our defense attorneys know how to protect your civil rights and prepare all aspects of a criminal case for all court dates and court proceedings. We will keep you informed every step of the way of what you should and shouldn’t do to help your case.
The amount of time it takes to resolve a criminal case is highly variable, and depends on factors including:
- Negotiations with prosecutors
We know that when you are facing a severe and potentially life-altering criminal charge, you want the issue resolved quickly but effectively. While there are time-related factors outside of our control, we will keep you informed of the progress of your case and what you can expect at each step.
Unfortunately, there is no way to predict the outcome of any criminal defense case. The penalties for a sex crime conviction are significant and life-altering. They may include:
- Prison sentence
- Felony conviction
- Mandatory sex offender registration
- Social stigma
- Judgment from family and friends
- Difficulty obtaining employment
- Diminished reputation and social standing
These very serious ramifications mean you need a defense advocate on your side who will tirelessly pursue the best possible resolution.
Types of Sex Crimes
There are numerous crimes that could fall under the category of sex crimes. That makes it very challenging to find an attorney who truly knows how to handle the specifics involved in your case. You can trust that our firm is prepared to take on any sex crime you have been accused of.
|Be sure to call on us if you are facing charges for any of the following:|
|Date rape||Possession/distribution of child pornography|
|Sexual assault||Indecent exposure|
|Prostitution||Internet sex crimes|
Regardless of the type of sex crime you have been charged with, you need to take fast and strategic legal action to defend your name. When you come to Holder Susan Slusher, LLC, you can have peace of mind knowing your case is being handled by a dedicated defense team.
Call our Columbia criminal defense firm today to request your initial consultation.