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5 Things to Do Before Accepting a Sex Crime Plea

Feb 14, 2018, by Maurice Davis in Legal Blog, Sex Crimes

Facing a sex crime allegation that threatens your freedom and your future can be extremely daunting. Depending on the nature of your case, you may be inclined to accept a sex crime plea agreement. However, it’s important to remember that any guilty or no contest plea is equivalent to admitting the truth of the allegations against you. Before you make this decision, it’s important to explore all of your options with your attorney.

At Davis Law Group, we can provide you with the skilled representation you need to face a sex crime charge. We can negotiate on your behalf to help you receive a fair outcome.

Call a Detroit sex crime lawyer today at (313) 818-3238 to schedule a free and confidential consultation.

Investigate and Interview Your Accuser

Conceding to a sex crime plea agreement is a serious step to take. Therefore, it’s important to consider your other options first. Primarily, you and your attorney should determine the type of investigative work that needs to be done. In addition, your attorney may be able to interview the accuser. This may be possible during a preliminary hearing through a subpoena.

Use a Medical Expert to Refute Test Results and Other Findings

You should use a medical expert to refute evidence presented by the prosecution involving physical findings and test results. A medical expert may call into question the accuracy of test results that depend on the proper collection and handling of DNA evidence. If this process was improperly handled, your expert may be able to use this to aid in your defense.

If your expert can help refute the prosecution’s evidence, this could lead to a successful defense or a favorable plea agreement.

Evaluate Your Accuser’s Credibility

Refuting your accuser’s credibility may be necessary in order to defend yourself against wrongful accusations in court. Uncovering a potential motive as to why your accuser would lie or misconstrue the truth regarding alleged criminal acts may prove valuable in court.

Obtain Character Witness Letters from Family and Friends

You and your attorney should consider asking family and friends for character letters. These letters can vouch for your reputation and shed doubt on the allegations. This decision can potentially open the door for the prosecution to counteract other possible evidence that attacks your reputation.

Get a Psychological Evaluation

Getting a psychological evaluation could help you in court. If your evaluation doesn’t fit the profile of a sex offender, this can become valuable evidence for your case.

Have You Been Charged With a Sex Crime? Davis Law Group Can Help

If you need legal help against a sex crime charge, our team at Davis Law Group can help. We can help you navigate the legal process and help you produce a strong defense strategy.

Contact a Detroit sex crime lawyer to get started with your case today. Call us at (313) 818-3238 to schedule a free case evaluation.