Sex crimes are among the most serious types of charges. Any plea or conviction will lead to lifelong consequences. Some sex crimes have long, mandatory prison sentences. If you are facing a sex crimes charge, it is essential that you have an experienced criminal defense attorney.
I have handled many sex crimes cases including possession of child pornography, rape, statutory rape, and other sex crimes cases. I recently got a hung jury on a multi-count sodomy case in St. Louis City in which my client was charged with having sexual relations with a minor. We were able to prove some of the details of the alleged victim’s story were impossible. Because of the lack of evidence, the case was not refiled.
When a person points a finger at you, it is important to explore all possible details of their story. If it is true, it should be corroborated by other facts. If it’s not or if the story is contradicted by the facts, reasonable doubt enters the scene. Raising reasonable doubt typically depends on the thoroughness of the investigation by your defense team.
When You Need an Attorney
If you have been contacted by the Department of Social Services and/or by the police regarding a sex crime allegation, do not speak with them. Ask to have your attorney present. I can be reached at 314-456-4567. I handle emergency situations including interviews. What you say is admissible evidence. What I say is not. Always lawyer up.
Some common sex crimes a person may face include:
- First Degree Rape
- Second Degree Rape
- Statutory Rape
- First Degree Sodomy
- Deviant Sexual Assault
- Statutory Sodomy 2nd Degree
The truth is often found in the details. A thorough investigation may reveal that some key facts alleged by the State are either unsupported or not possible. These details are where sex cases often turn.
St. Louis sex crime attorney Richard R. Lozano has been handling sex crimes since 1994. He puts this experience to work for you, aggressively fighting any and all criminal charges you may face. He has helped clients in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Jefferson County, St. Charles County, and Franklin County facing serious felony charges and has worked to get them the best possible outcomes for their respective cases.