Facing accusations of aggravated sexual assault of a minor is a serious matter that must be addressed quickly and aggressively. From the potential personal and professional consequences associated with such an egregious allegations to stiff criminal penalties, including jail time and sexual offender registration, there is no time to wait building a strong criminal defense when facing accusations of a serious criminal sex crime.
Individuals accused of sex crimes face a tough road. In addition to criminal penalties, such as fines and jail time, individuals' accused of a sex crime can face serious repercussions to their personal and professional life as well. This is especially true if the alleged crime involves allegations of sexual assault or rape against a minor child. New Jersey readers may find the following blog on the arrest of New Jersey man interesting.
New Jersey prosecutors are notorious for the aggressive prosecution of sex crimes, particularly sex crimes involving young children. Unfortunately, not everyone accused of a sex crime is guilty. Nevertheless, the mere allegation of child sexual abuse is enough to cause untold damage to an individual's reputation. Furthermore, it is often those who devote their lives to helping children that are the most vulnerable to false accusations.
The rules of evidence were created to limit the introduction of prejudicial evidence, and to ensure that the evidence that was allowed had some substantive impact on the matter at hand. Despite this very noble goal, evidence that lacks scientific validity, substantive currency and, worse of all, evidence that biases the jury is introduced on a regular basis. This is especially true in cases involving sex crime charges.