Sex crimes are among the most dangerous crimes a person can be accused of committing. Being charged with a crime that is sexual in nature can have devastating and long-lasting consequences. Even if you are acquitted, the damage that is done to your reputation can affect you for years. Yet, in spite of this, false accusations are common, and people who are innocent of these crimes have their lives and reputations torn apart. If you are facing sex crime charges, you need an experienced and aggressive Palm Springs criminal defense lawyer who will fight against your charges and who will try to minimize that damage that is done to your life and reputation.
Most sex crimes are felonies, and can result in monetary fines in the tens of thousands of dollars, as well as years of prison time. Rape, sexual abuse, sexual assault, child pornography, internet crimes and lewd and lascivious acts are all felony offenses that will result in you being put on the sex offender registry if you are convicted. Sex offender registration will follow you around for years, and can prevent you from getting or keeping a job, could cause you to lose custody or visitation with your children, and prevent you from living in certain areas. When facing charges of this nature, it is essential that you have an experienced attorney who will give your defense case the focus it needs, and address the situation with the utmost in confidentiality.
The circumstances surrounding your case will affect how you are charged and tried. For example, if a sex crime charge involves a minor, you will be facing a harsher felony charge, with more prison time as part of the penalty. At the Law Office of Joseph T. Rhea, we can identify the best options for your defense, and fight for a case dismissal, reduced charge or present a compelling case in court to pursue an acquittal. There are many instances where false accusations of sexual abuse have been made, and innocent individuals are forced to defend against the allegations in court. Attorney Rhea will use his experience and knowledge to investigate your case and look for any holes in the prosecution's case against you. He has a high success rate when dealing with criminal defense cases in Palm Springs, and is ready to put his experience to work for you. He has the expertise, court record and personal commitment that you need when it is necessary to protect your rights and freedom.
If you are facing sex crime charges, you need to contact a Palm Springs sex crimes attorney today. The sooner you seek legal representation, the more defense options you could have.
“Mr. Rhea was extremely knowledgeable which, without a doubt, was the reason the Judge dismissed my case without any fines, probation, etc. Additionally, his vast knowledge helped lay out all the scenarios which helped relieve my anxieties. He was extremely prompt and reliable which made working with him a pleasure. I would highly recommend Mr. Rhea’s services to anyone and everyone.” – Former Federal Drug Possession Client