Few experiences in life are scarier and more stressful than being accused of a crime that you have not committed. Although the American justice system strives to ensure that the innocent are not unjustly held accountable for criminal behavior, the system is imperfect. As a result, too many innocent individuals are ultimately compelled to plead guilty despite their innocence or are convicted after contesting the charges against them. As a result, it is critically important to seek legal guidance from an experienced Fairfax, Virginia criminal lawyer as soon as you have been confronted with accusations of a crime you have not committed. Even if you have yet to be arrested, seeking knowledgeable legal counsel can mean the difference between freedom and imprisonment, a solid reputation and stigma, the perception of innocence and the perception of guilt.
If you have been falsely accused of a sex crime, please do not hesitate to call a Fairfax, VA sex crimes lawyer at your earliest possible convenience. Once we learn the details of your situation, we will be able to advise you about any legal options that may be available and appropriate in your situation. If you have already been charged with a sex crime, we can help you create a strong legal defense. If you have yet to be charged, we can discuss ways to potentially diffuse the situation before it spirals largely out of your control.
Consider the Following
Whether you have or have not yet been formally charged with a sex crime you did not commit, if you have been falsely accused, you should consider taking a few steps to protect yourself. In addition to speaking with an attorney, one of the most important proactive steps you can take at this point is to be extremely careful about who you are communicating with and what you are saying to anyone other than your Fairfax, VA criminal lawyer. It is critically important to avoid intimidating the person who has uttered false accusations against you. As a result, it may be a good idea to stay off social media, your phone, and your computer generally until you and your attorney have spoken about your communication needs at the present time. Any text, email, social media post, etc. that you send at the moment can be used against you in court, even if it is a private message. Even seemingly harmless electronic communications can come back to bite you, so please be careful.
Legal Guidance Is Available
If you have been unjustly accused of a sex crime, please do not hesitate to connect with a Fairfax, VA criminal lawyer today. It is very important to begin constructing a strong legal defense as soon as possible after accusations have been made, even if you have not yet been arrested. The more quickly we are granted the opportunity to learn about your situation, the more quickly we can help to inform you of your legal options and provide you with necessary legal guidance and support. The potential consequences associated with being accused (and potentially convicted) of a sex crime can be life changing in the worst possible ways. If you have been unjustly accused of criminal sexual behavior, please consider contacting Dave Albo – Attorney as soon as you possibly can.