Why you should never talk to an investigator about sex offenses.
Certain charges are embarrassing to talk about – they involve private conduct and carry immense social and criminal implications. Sex offense charges can be life changing. One may feel more inclined to bury their head in the sand than to discuss these charges with anyone – even an attorney. That’s understandable!
However, it is extremely important to overcome these feelings and speak with an attorney as soon as possible when you learn of sex offense allegations or charges. You should never speak to an investigator.
Even if you are innocent of allegations, an investigator is not necessarily interested in the “truth.” You will not be able to “talk your way out of charges.” An investigator is looking to connect dots, and may use anything you say to connect those dots: location, access, knowledge, etc.
It is extremely important to speak to an attorney at the earliest point possible to help solidify a strong defense and in some cases to help mitigate any impact that you may be facing.
There are many types of sex offenses and crimes that we defend:
- Child Molestation
- Internet Crimes
- Communication with a Minor
- Lewd Conduct
These charges not only carry significant prison time but have the requirement of public sex offense registration. This means that if you go anywhere outside of your area of residence for longer than a couple days, you have to go to the local Sherriff’s office and register your presence with that County. Additionally, you may have travel restrictions preventing you from leaving the United States.
In today’s culture, a person is guilty of these charges until they prove themselves innocent. This is completely backwards from innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If your matter goes to trial, it is our job to educate the jury, from the earliest point possible, on how to properly hold the State the Burden of Proof.
Visit us at a Gravis Law location near you. Our knowledge of criminal law will provide you with the quality and aggressive defense you need. We will work with you to ensure that defending you goes as smooth and uncomplicated as possible. We are here, ready to offer you top notch representation that will get results.
Schedule a consult today to speak with one of our top-rated sex crime lawyers.