We recently discussed the case of the man who entered an Alford Plea in a case involving child sexual abuse. This case was a hard one to read about. Cases that involve children tug at the heart strings, which can make it difficult for juries to remain partial when they hear the case. We know that this might not be news you want to hear, but we know that realistic expectations are very important in criminal cases.
Sex-related cases of all sorts have some very complex elements. These cases can include DNA evidence and other elements that are difficult to defend against. This doesn’t mean that you should just give up and plead guilty. Instead, it means that you need to provide us with as much time as you can to work on your case.
We need to look into anything that could possibly be used in your defense. This might include civil rights violations, improperly processed evidence or inconsistencies in the prosecution’s case. Oftentimes, this means that we need to go through the case against you with a fine tooth comb so that we can be sure that we catch what we can use.
In some cases, a plea deal might be possible. This would mean that you would have to enter a certain plea, but you might find this preferable to having to go to trial. It is important for you to consider the terms of the plea deal carefully so that you can be sure that the effects are ones that you are willing to live with, possibly for the remainder of your life.