In the legal world, a sexual harassment or molestation allegation is one that is treated with diligence and not taken lightly. A child or adult witness, a psychiatric test, a mental assessment, and exposure to a grueling cross-examination are only a few of the things that one should look forward to when convicted of sexual crimes. With jail sentences becoming extremely lengthy and laws being more rigid in the last few years , having an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side is even more important than ever. Have a look at Toland Law, LLC.
If you are accused of being sexually assaulted or molested, you should foresee a tough journey ahead of you. This isn’t to say you’re going to come out of it and be stronger because you’ve done it, but it’s going to be one of the toughest situations you’ve ever been in. If you are guilty of the crime, it’s best to be completely clear and honest with your lawyer. Be careful not to admit your guilt to anyone other than your attorney for defence. We will lead you, and the legal system, in the best direction to help you reach the fairest result. If you’re innocent of the crime you’ve been charged with, prepare yourself for a trial where your accuser will most likely take the stand. Your experienced criminal defense attorney will know exactly how to use your advantage to steer the conversation while preserving your dignity.
As far as the medical system is concerned, you can expect to be part of the trial process from physicians, psychologists and other healthcare professionals. The accuser will have been examined by a private practice physician hospital and the information from that exam will be presented in court by their lawyer(s). When the client has seen a counselor, so the gathered evidence will also be given at court. Your criminal defense lawyer can set up multiple mental and/or medical tests for your benefit as part of your defence. These could include sexual assessments to disprove your status as a sexual predator as well as a psychological assessment by an expert on interviewing persons accused of sexual crimes. Such tests will provide proof of your innocence, and help the jury find you not guilty.
Many particular areas of competence that you may want to pursue in an attorney who can adequately defend you include (for years) experience with these types of sensitive cases, knowledge of new laws that apply and how to better handle them in court, and how to make a successful argument against an defendant. Second, select an attorney who has already worked with several hundreds of these cases. This knowledge can be checked from the office of their State bar association. Next, they should have a clear and thorough knowledge of the current laws as well as past cases such as yours and what their outcomes were at trial. This helps your lawyer to present to the jury and judge both current and verifiably defensible information to assist you in your case. Finally, a prosecutor who knows that child accusers can be unreliable, as they can be tricked into revealing offences, as well as accusing people of crimes that never happened, can support you best.