False Accusations of Sexual Abuse? Contact: Illinois Criminal Defense Attorney
Sex crimes, especially those involving abuse of a child, carry the most severe penalties under Illinois law. Only serious, violent crimes carry similar penalties. Even if you know that you have been falsely accused of a sex crime, you need to take the charges seriously and retain a Chicago criminal defense lawyer right away. Your lawyer must have experience in defending those accused of sex crimes in order to be able to properly protect you from the false accusations you face. Chicago sex crimes lawyer Michael Schmiege will fight for your rights and freedom.
Allegations of sexual abuse of children have increased dramatically in the last 10 to 15 years. We realize that many of these allegations come out of bitter divorce proceedings or heavily contested custody battles. Society and its institutions provide many supports and rewards for the accuser, but none for the accused. So some shrewd adults and even children might take advantage of the system to make false accusations of sexual abuse. That is why you need a experienced attorney fighting for you.
In other cases, the accusations might be made in good faith but might still be false and based on misperceptions. Sometimes an adult influences the perceptions and imagination of a child to the extent that false accusations arise. Some studies conclude that up to 80% of the child sexual abuse allegations arising from bitter divorce and custody proceedings are false.
In other situations, a bitter relationship break up or a rejection might result in such emotional turmoil that an adult will falsely accuse you of a Sex Crime. Your Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer will caution you that society in most cases tends to support and reward the accuser while reviling the accused.
No matter how certain you are of your innocence, you can’t afford to relax and assume that the truth will prevail and that justice will be done. We know that many innocent people have been convicted for crimes they never committed. Some have spent decades in prison before the truth was uncovered. You don’t want to find yourself in that situation because you failed to hire a skilled defense counsel.
When you’ve been falsely accused, you should immediately consult with an experienced attorney who could protect your rights and interests and help defend you against the serious charges you face.
Contact An Experienced Lawyer When You Need a Strong Defense Against False Accusations of a Sex Crime
We offer a free initial legal consultation to discuss your case and evaluate your legal options. We could help you take immediate action to safeguard your interests and position you for a stronger defense. In your consultation, you should inform us of all the facts and circumstances relevant to the accusation against you. And keep your attorney informed regarding all developments regarding your charges. We could help you evaluate which relatives, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and others you could contact as potential witnesses willing to testify on your behalf.
We would caution you that It is critically important that you do not make any statements or admissions that could be used against you in your case. Don’t ever admit to anything you didn’t do. Don’t accept a plea on a lesser charge that you did not commit in order to avoid the stress of defending yourself against the greater charge. A conviction on even a lesser sex crime carries with it a social stigma that will affect the rest of your life. You would still be considered a sex offender and you might even have to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. Some housing and job prospects could be closed off to you forever. And when you admit to a minor offense, many of your associates might wonder whether your admission hides even larger offenses.
Follow the advice of a dedicated lawyer. Let us fight the false accusations of a sex offense that your face. Our in-depth knowledge of the laws and legal proceedings that surround your offenses could protect you from being maneuvered into a situation where you face the lasting consequences of a sex crimes conviction. We will stand up for your rights, protect your interests, and apply his legal knowledge and successful experience in defending the falsely accused to help place you in a better, stronger position from which to successfully overcome the false accusations against you.
Don’t let a false accuser use the system against you to ruin your life. Time is of the essence when you face the false accusation. Contact our firm today for your free consultation/case evaluation. Let us help you build a strong defense so that the light of truth and justice might destroy the false accusation against you.
Contact our firm today for a free consultation if you or a loved one are facing charges or an investigation concerning sex crimes in Illinois.