When someone is accused of a sex crime in Virginia, it can have a terrible effect on their professional life as well as their reputation. Navigating the court proceedings, not to mention the fear and anxiety about what might happen in the future, is something you can only trust the most experienced Virginia sex crimes lawyer to help with.
We have the experience and local know-how to put a plan in place for you today that will set you on the path to the best outcome possible in your case. Just because you have been accused of a crime does not mean you will be found guilty of one.What Should I Do If I Have Been Contacted by Police About a Sex Crime?
Involve a lawyer immediately. While Police often approach with a friendly attitude and “just want to get your side of things,” the purpose of an interview is to build a case against you 100% of the time. No one has ever talked their way out of charges of this nature. By the time law enforcement asks you to talk to them, they have already conducted their investigation and, in most cases, know what they plan to charge you with. They are simply trying to get you to say something incriminating. Under such circumstances, even slightly inconsistent statements made by an innocent person can be used against them later in the legal process. You have an absolute right to remain silent and to ask to speak to a lawyer.Defending the Case
After consulting with you about your case, we will immediately begin constructing your defense. This will include getting “discovery” from the prosecutor (police reports, video, audio, witness statements, forensic analysis, medical reports), looking for gaps in their evidence (for example, inconsistent statements by the alleged victim, motives they might have to lie, etc.), instances where your rights may have been violated (for example incriminating statements made where you should have been advised of your Miranda rights, but weren’t), and in many cases bringing in expert witnesses to testify on your behalf.
Begin getting some peace of mind today by contacting us for a free consultation.