A fundamental premise in criminal law is that the accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
In Bill of Rights of the United States of the United States Constitution, we read that the accused shall have the right:
- To remain silent
- To trial by jury
- To be informed of the nature of any accusations
- To be confronted with witnesses
The Constitution of the State of Michigan likewise guarantees due process of the law for people charged with crimes.
These fundamental rights are crucial in any criminal case. This is perhaps especially so when the nature of charges include highly charged elements such as:
- Sexual assault
- Indecency with a minor
- Soliciting a minor
- Statutory rape
- Child molestation
- Child pornography, including through "sexting" by minors themselves
Even the accusation of a sex crime can stigmatize someone and bring negative repercussions in one's personal and professional life. The need for early, effective criminal defense is urgent. Having a skilled defense lawyer on your side as soon as possible — ideally, before you have been charged with a crime — can make a great difference in the outcome.
Skilled, Effective Defense Lawyers Serving Monroe, Lambertville And Surrounding Communities
Potential results of your criminal case, if you have been charged with a sex crime, carry high stakes. The potential for substantial harm in your life may begin right away, even before you meet with a prosecutor or go to trial. If Apex Legal Group, PLLC, represents you, you can count on swift, focused, aggressive protection of your rights and best interests during all phases of your case.
In our years of practice we have learned one rule of thumb that applies in all sex crime cases: each one is absolutely unique. Accusations may have come from a family member, a law enforcement agency, a former romantic partner or a vulnerable, disabled person. In the case of charges of soliciting minors through the internet, there may not be an actual "victim;" rather, a police detective may have personified a young person for the sake of entrapping offenders. An aggressive defense is essential for the sake of your future.
There Is No Substitute For Experience — Let Us Meet With You And Explain Your Rights
Attorneys at Apex Legal Group, PLLC, in Monroe County, are prepared to get your defense underway from the time of your initial consultation. Please do not delay if you face rape charges or any criminal charges of a sexual nature. Get the advice and help you need to protect your rights and freedom after you have been accused of a sex crime. Call 734-240-5050 or send an email message right away to request a consultation.