Sex crimes are among the most dangerous crimes a person can be accused of committing. Just 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 hurt 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, or think you will be, you need an experienced and aggressive 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. Attorney Rhea has represented hundred of individuals accused of everything from misdemeanor sexual battery (still a sex registration offense) to aggravated rape. He understands that your life is at stake in these cases and he will work tirelessly to defend you.
Most sex crimes are felonies, and can result in prison time and sex offender registration if you are convicted. Sex offender registration will follow you around forever. Registration can prevent you from getting or keeping a job, custody or visitation with your children, and 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.
It is alway better to contact Attorney Rhea as soon as you think you might be accused of a sex crime. Waiting for the police to contact you is a terrible, terrible mistake. Nothing is worse for a sex case than a voluntary and badly confused statement to the police. If you believe someone has or is going to make an allegation against you of sexual nature, you need to obtain legal representation immediately.
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 charges or sometimes prevent a criminal filing altogether. 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 protect you.
If you are facing sex crime charges (or think you will be), you need to contact Attorney Rhea immediately. The sooner you seek legal representation, the more defense options you will 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