This post concludes and recaps our series on the handling of sexual assault charges in Little Rock, Arkansas. We decided to write on this topic due to the frequency of these cases. A conviction for sexual assault can have a devastating impact on the future of the defendant and his or her loved ones. The goal of our recent posts has been to provide information that will assist you in making an informed decision on choosing a criminal defense lawyer that has experience with these matters. Contact our office today to speak with an attorney if you require assistance.
We have addressed several topics over our recent articles. Issues which we have analyzed include:
- Understanding the penalties for sexual assault
- Defending yourself against false accusations
- Search and seizure issues in sexual assault cases
- Attending trial in these matters
- Serving probation or parole after a conviction
There are various reasons why Little Rock defendants should have an understanding of these issues. First, the penalties for sexual assault will depend on the circumstances involved and the severity of the crime. In most cases, these penalties will be quite strict and have long-lasting implications. Second, many people do not take false accusations seriously. The prosecution will relentlessly pursue such charges and the Court will certainly take any allegations of sexual assault seriously. Therefore, defendants need to adequately defend themselves against all accusations, even if they are false. Third, sexual assault cases often involve statements given by the defendant voluntarily or evidence found at the scene of the alleged crime. It is important that those charged are aware of the fact that such evidentiary material must be obtained lawfully. Fourth, having an understanding of what occurs after one has been arrested can be quite helpful. Being charged with a crime is a stressful experience, but that stress can be compounded when one is unfamiliar with the process. Lastly, defendants should know the difference between probation and parole and what will be expected of them if they are currently on supervised release.
If you or a loved one has been charged or convicted of a crime involving sexual assault then it is crucial that you contact an attorney immediately. These charges are especially serious and a full investigation into the facts of the case is necessary in order to defend against them. Retaining experienced counsel can ensure that your rights will be protected throughout the process.
If you would like to discuss your options or the best way to proceed then contact our office. Our Little Rock lawyers are ready to assist you. We also handle matters in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Rogers, Pine Bluff and throughout the rest of the state.