Damico & Stockstill, Attorneys at Law

Defending yourself from sex crime allegations

The world of computers and the Internet has certainly brought up many new problems for the law as it pertains to sex crimes. With young teenagers all over the world sending lewd or graphic pictures across the web, it is becoming increasingly difficult to interpret how sex crimes can be applied to certain circumstances. However, there are still many areas of sex crime for which the law is very clear, and there is no room for ambiguity and interpretation.

When it comes to crimes such as rape or sexual assault, the law is very clear; regardless of age, gender, race or sexual orientation, if one person makes unwanted sexual contact with another, then a sex crime has occurred. Of course, while this fact may be very clear, the circumstances around a sex crime are not always so clear.

In most instances, sex crimes occur in a private setting, and there are few or no witnesses to the actual act. Allegations of sexual assault in many cases end up simply being one person's word against the other. Unfortunately for those being accused of sexual assault, sex crime is a criminal area in which the presumption of guilt is extremely strong. This means that simply being accused often leads people to believe that you are guilty.

The good news is that no matter what the public thinks, you are innocent until proven guilty in the eyes of the law. That is why it is important never to give up hope and to enlist the aid of an attorney to help you with your legal defense as soon as possible. If you are facing sexual assault charges in Louisiana, visit our webpage to learn how we can provide you with the legal assistance you need.

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