New Orleans Sex Crime Lawyer
A person can commit many types of crimes, but sex crimes are the ones that are the most stigmatized. Sex crimes are frowned upon — so much so that even a wrongful accusation can cause significant damage to one’s reputation. If a person is convicted, then they will likely spend the rest of their life as a sex offender. They will also face jail time and other penalties. They could lose their job and face other long-term consequences.
As you can see, sex crimes are taken seriously. There’s a lot at stake. If you are facing these charges, you need to act quickly. Seek legal help right away from an experienced New Orleans sex crime lawyer from Palazzo Law Firm.
Common Sex Crimes
There are many types of sex crimes. Some common ones include:
- Child molestation. This is when an adult uses a child for sexual stimulation. This includes inappropriate touching, particularly of the sex organs or breasts.
- Child pornography. Child porn refers to any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a minor.
- Online solicitation. Online solicitation involves arranging for services to provide sexual gratification over the internet in exchange for money. It is essentially online prostitution.
- Sexual assault. This is when someone intentionally touches another person in a sexual manner without that person’s consent.
- Statutory rape. This refers to sexual activity in which one of the individuals is below the age of consent. This is a crime, even when both parties agree to engage in the sexual act.
- Indecent exposure. This is the act of intentionally showing one’s naked body or sex organs in public.
If you are facing allegations of sexual assault or some other sex crime, your best course of action is to seek a solid defense. Your lawyer may be able to prove one of the following:
- Insufficient evidence. You can claim that there is insufficient evidence if the prosecution has failed to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. This may be possible if there is no physical evidence and solely accusations of the alleged victim.
- Mistaken identification. A person could be mistakenly identified as the person who committed the crime. Mistaken identification is a form of factual innocence that can be proven by discounting the witness’ memory or casting doubt on their perception due to poor lighting or other conditions.
- This can be a defense if the alleged victim is legally capable of giving consent. The person must have acted voluntarily and have knowledge of the nature of the sexual act involved.
Contact Palazzo Law Firm Today
Allegations of a sex crime can change your life forever. Protect your legal rights and your future with a solid defense. The team at Palazzo Law Firm can defend you and protect your legal rights. We are qualified to challenge the evidence and testimony against you. Schedule a consultation with a New Orleans sex crime lawyer by filling out the online form or calling 504-433-1442.