How do I hire a sex offense lawyer?

Sometimes I’m contacted by a person who believes he is about to be accused of a rape Raleigh or sex offense Raleigh. Other times, I’m called after the person has already been arrested on a first degree rape or second degree rape charge or sex offense charge in Raleigh. At that point, the person has been placed into custody, and is being held on hundreds of thousands of dollars in bond.

While it’s always important to talk to a lawyer ANYTIME you believe you may be accused of a crime, it is absolutely important for someone who is accused of rape, a sex offense, child rape Raleigh, or any other kind of indecent liberties or sexual battery crime to contact a Raleigh lawyer as soon as possible.

That’s because, unlike for most crimes, in a sex offense or rape accusation there is oftentimes very little or no physical evidence, and no witnesses, except for the alleged victim and the perpetrator.

Because there is so little physical evidence, and almost never a witness, police will attempt to get the defendant – the person calling me – to confess before that person ever has a chance to talk to a lawyer.

Even if the person is completely innocent and the victim is either confused or lying, police will try to lock the person into a story. It is never – let me repeat that NEVER – a good idea to talk to police, even if you are as innocent as the sky is blue.

That’s because once you are locked into a story, it can be very difficult to defend yourself against the accusations. The police and prosecutors will latch onto small variations in your story, or small innocent mistakes in your story to claim that you are lying or hiding the truth.

Therefore, if you believe you area about to be accused of a Raleigh rape or Raleigh sex offense, it is important for you – CRUCIAL in fact – for you to talk to a Raleigh criminal lawyer or Raleigh sex offense lawyer or Raleigh rape lawyer as soon as possible.

Damon Chetson

Damon Chetson is a Board Certified Specialist in State and Federal Criminal Law. He represents people charged with serious and minor offenses in Raleigh, Wake County, and the Eastern District of North Carolina. Call (919) 352-9411.