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Former State Prosecutor
Merely being accused of any type of sex crime in Florida, even if not convicted, could be ruinous to every aspect of one's life. Sex crime accusations will forever change your reputation, your once enjoyed freedoms, who you associate with, where you can travel, and literally every aspect of your life. You need a skilled Florida sex crime attorney on your side who will fight to get to the truth and attempt to obtain the best outcome. Sex related crimes are harshly punished and highly scrutinized, especially those involving minors or other vulnerable people. A person facing a sex charge will have an uphill battle obtaining a fair trial because of the bias and stigma associated with such an accusation.
You must mount an aggressive defense against your charges. It is unlikely that these charges, once reported, will ever just "go away." Attorney Jason Hicks will conduct an independent and detailed investigation into your charges and the events that led to your arrest. Often with the assistance of a private investigator, his firm will comb through the evidence and witness statements in an effort to uncover pertinent information that can be vital to your defense.
Often sex charges are brought on very flimsy evidence or mere verbal accusations. These allegations need to be fought vigorously. False accusations of sex crimes are often brought by vindictive individuals who want "pay back" for some real or perceived wrong. These accusations often come in the form of "he said she said" type evidence. Even mere verbal accusations without physical evidence can be enough to ruin one's reputation and career. The attorney needs to look for inconsistencies in the evidence and conflicting witness testimony to help mount a defense. The attorney must also uncover reasons or motives for the accuser to fabricate, exaggerate, or flat out lie.
Charged with a sex crime? Get an attorney involved now.
If you have been charged with a sex crime, or are the target of an investigation involving a sex crime, it is important to hire an attorney immediately. Remember, you cannot be forced to speak to law enforcement. You have the right to remain silent and seek counsel from an attorney. The sooner you get Attorney Jason Hicks involved in your case, the better your chances are of successfully defending against false allegations.
Potential consequences and penalties for a sex crime conviction include:
Extensive Jail time
Sex offender registration
Sexual predator registration
Loss of Employment
Loss of Friendship
Limited Rights to Travel
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