Accused of a Sex Crime?
Protect Your Reputation with a Lexington Sex Crime Lawyer
At Bleile & Dawson, our team has more than 20 years of combined experience in
sex crime cases. We cannot stress the importance of retaining us prior to arrest, at the
first sign of an investigation. The best results are achieved when we
can be proactive in handling a client's case, and you can increase
your chances of a successful outcome by allowing us to intervene at the
Call our team as soon as possible to discuss your legal options!
Your Reputation Is at Stake
It happens all too often that a person who is accused of committing a sex
crime such as
possession of child pornography,
sexual abuse or
rape suddenly finds himself or herself subjected to the full social stigma
that attaches itself to one who has been found guilty. Even if are facing
false accusations and haven't been convicted, you may still find that your co-workers,
your neighbors - maybe even your friends and family - are assuming that
you did it.
If convicted, you could be subjected to harsh criminal penalties including:
- Time in prison
- Steep fines
- Court-ordered treatment
- A lengthy period on probation
To make matters worse, you would be required to
register as a sex offender, meaning that wherever you lived you would carry the label of a sex offender
and would be included in a publicly searchable database. You simply cannot
afford to take chances with the outcome of this situation.
Whether you have learned that you are facing sex crime allegations or a
loved one is currently being held in custody after an arrest, contact
Bleile & Dawson at (859) 951-3112 as early as possible. We are defense
attorneys in Lexington and all Fayette County, and we fight for the rights
of the accused.
Our team is ready to listen to
your side of the story and begin working on a plan of action for helping you to navigate the
criminal justice system. You cannot safely discuss the situation with
anyone but your lawyer, so we urge you to seek our help without delay.
You Have a Right to Remain Silent
It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of pleading the Fifth at all
times during an investigation into alleged sex crimes. Even statements
that you think should clear you of suspicion can be used against you.
For example, a rape suspect might tell the investigator that sex between
him and the alleged victim was consensual. This will actually make it
more difficult to defeat the charges – how is this?
In this situation, the suspect has admitted that he had sex with the victim,
whereas before the prosecutor would have had the burden of proving that
the act had even occurred, let alone that it was consensual.
Your best course of action is to refuse to submit to questioning and insist
on having your criminal defense attorney present to represent you with
the authorities at all times.
Pre-Text Calls in Sex Crime Investigations
The necessity of exercising your right to remain silent extends beyond
speaking with the police. You should, in fact, avoid discussing your case
with anyone. Law enforcement agencies investigating sex crime allegations
will commonly use a strategy referred to as a "pre-text call."
In a pre-text call, the accuser makes a phone call to the accused and
asks for an apology or an explanation of the other person's actions.
What the suspect does not know is that the call is being recorded for
the purpose of gathering evidence for use in court. Facing tactics such
as these, you should not hesitate to take action to defend your rights
and your reputation.
We are ready to review your situation and start working on a strategy for
defending your future. Contact our office now for a
free case evaluation!