Being charged with any type of crime in Maryland can place an individual in a difficult position. A criminal defendant could face the loss of freedom and certain rights, and may even be ordered to comply with special court orders, such as treatment or psychological evaluations. However, of all the crimes a person might face in Maryland, sex crime charges can be some of the most difficult to attempt to craft a defense strategy to face.
Perhaps like no other type of criminal charge, a sex crime charge alone – not even a conviction – can be enough to alter a person’s life permanently. Simply the allegations involved in the case could ruin your relationships with family members, particular a spouse or children. Your career could be ruined as well. The prospects of returning to any type of normalcy in the midst of a sex crime case usually hinges on the belief that the defendant’s name must be “cleared” by pushing the case all the way to a criminal trial.
In some cases, that very well may be the best approach. After all, prosecutors usually are not willing to extend plea bargain offers that include any type of leniency for alleged sex offenders. However, in many cases, the prospect of being “guilty until proven innocent,” which is not the way it is supposed to be, can be a daunting challenge to overcome for criminal defendants.
Protecting your rights in court
At our law firm, we understand that defendants facing sex crime cases are looking for options in a bad situation. It is important to remember that all criminal defendants have constitutional rights that need to be protected and respected. We attempt to work with Maryland residents who are facing these difficult circumstances. For more information, please visit the sex crime defense overview section of our law firm’s website.