There are few crimes that carry with them the same implications as an allegation of criminal sexual conduct. Often prosecuted using witness testimony, the importance of an experienced defense cannot be understated. If you need your side of the story told, then you need a strong advocate. A trained expert attorney can sift through the often complicated forensic evidence and appropriately prepare a defense through an independent investigation.
Our cases at Grace, Tisdale & Clifton P.A. have included a large number of alleged criminal sexual conduct cases involving molestation, sexual assault, rape, allegations against individuals in positions of authority (teachers, scout leaders, ministers, coaches), internet site solicitations and child pornography. The prosecution of certain sex crimes is increasing in many states and the federal system, including North Carolina. A tough, seasoned law firm can help you navigate the difficulties associated with being charged with a sex crime.
Violent Crime Allegations Require Expert Approach
In addition to murder (homicide), violent crime also includes charges such as attempted murder, rape, robbery, burglary, domestic assault, kidnapping, arson, aggravated assault and assault with a deadly weapon. You are always better off by meeting with a lawyer before being taken into custody or turning yourself in to the authorities. The earlier you come in, the more we can do for you before you communicate with law enforcement. Law enforcement is not obligated to inform you of your rights if you are not being interrogated and in custody. Therefore, you may say something that is used against you without fully understanding your legal rights.
Before you discuss anything with law enforcement or anyone else, meet with an attorney first to discuss how to protect your legal rights. Call our Winston-Salem office at 888-441-8522 or email us online to schedule a free initial consultation.