Being accused of a crime against a child is a nightmare that can destroy your family, end your career, and ruin your life. Many allegations are started by false reports. Once you’ve been arrested, it’s an uphill battle. There is often no presumption of innocence when it comes to these types of crimes. The community presumes you are guilty even though probable cause to arrest can be as little as one child’s accusation.
If convicted, you could face up to 99 years in the penitentiary, the stigmatization of lifetime sex offender registration, difficulty obtaining employment, immigration issues, housing problems, and many more collateral consequences.
Are there innocent people who are convicted? Absolutely.
An exoneration occurs when a person who has been convicted of a crime is officially cleared based on new evidence of innocence. According to the National Registry of Exonerations, 2016 broke the record with 166 exonerations in the United States. Twenty-four defendants were exonerated of sex crimes including 16 for child sex assault.
If you are accused of a crime involving children, you need help now.
We have extensive experience dealing with all crimes against children:
- Child Pornography, Possession and Promotion
- Continuing Sexual Assault against a Child
- Aggravated Sexual Assault
- Indecency with a Child
- Improper Relationship Between Educator & Student
- Indecent Exposure/Public Lewdness
- Improper Video Recording
- Online Solicitation
Call Hoing Law now. We will fight for you.