When someone is accused of a sex crime, they might suffer from severe reputation damage. While it is important in these cases to be sensitive of any potential victims, it is equally important for the accused person to understand their rights and have those rights protected.
A man in New Jersey was arrested this week after being accused of sexual assault on a 14-year-old neighbor girl. According to police, the girl said that the man assaulted her when he was watching the girl and her brother when their mother was having a party in their downstairs apartment. These accusations are extremely serious, and should not be taken lightly.
People who are arrested because of an alleged sexual assault crime in New Jersey might be wise to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney. If a person is accused of a sex crime in New Jersey, they might be faced with a stigma, even if they aren't convicted of the crime. They may have their name made public and linked to these accusations. This can hurt a person's professional and personal lives and might result in difficulty finding housing options.
An experienced attorney can evaluate the person's case and help them ensure their rights are protected throughout the legal process. Sometime evidence is mishandled and police violate the person's rights during an arrest. This can result in a person saying or doing something that might lead to their conviction. An attorney can help protect the rights of the accused and form a rigorous criminal defense in New Jersey.
Source: The Jersey Journal, "Jersey City man charged in sexual assault of 14-year-old, police say," Charles Hack, May 12, 2013