Don’t Turn To Just Any Attorney After Sex Offense Allegations
People tend to assume those charged with a sex offense are guilty. This assumption comes before the accused even has a chance to defend themselves from these allegations, often resulting in irreparable damage to a defendant’s life, career and reputation.
At The Law Offices of James A. Williams, L.L.C., we understand this unfortunate truth better than most criminal defense firms because we have not only handled numerous sex offense cases in the greater New Orleans area, we have also successfully defended the rights, futures and reputations of those accused of rape, sexual battery, sexual assault and other sex crimes in Louisiana.
Our founding lawyer, James A. Williams, is well-versed in criminal law, with experience as a defense attorney and prosecutor. With 38 years of experience in the criminal justice system, he has a comprehensive understanding of state and federal criminal law and regularly leverages his extensive knowledge and experience to handle high-profile sex offense cases in the state.
A proven record of success in court. Jim Williams’ record of successes in court — including acquittals for clients facing serious rape and other sex offense charges — speaks volumes about his thoroughness, strong defensive strategies and tenacity in the courtroom. His reputation for securing the best possible outcomes for his clients is the reason so many chooses our law firm to handle their high-profile criminal cases.
Penalties Could Be Severe
A sex offense conviction in Louisiana carries heavy fines, long prison sentences and strict probation terms. In addition to these penalties, those convicted of a sex offense may need to register as a sex offender. This can wreak havoc on individuals by limiting where they can live and work, as well as resulting in an unshakeable negative stigma that comes with being branded a sex offender.
What happens if I’m arrested? Because of harsh scrutiny from the public in these types of cases, prosecutors often pursue harsh convictions as soon as possible after an arrest. It’s important to understand, however, that law enforcement needs time to file charges — time we can use to do our own investigation, find weaknesses in the prosecution and hopefully keep charges off your record, protecting your name, career and best interests.
We’ll Work To Protect Your Reputation
Due to their highly public nature, the mere allegation of a sex offense can cause permanent personal and professional damage. It is not unlikely for someone to lose their job, see relationships with friends and family damaged, and face constant scrutiny from the public.
Through our experience resolving these complex cases, we know how critical it is to act quickly when sex offense allegations emerge. We strive to reduce negative press attention by keeping defendants’ names out of the media, all while developing a personalized and effective defense strategy. This aggressive approach can lead to reduced or dismissed charges and can even lead to acquittals depending on the specifics of the case.
We Are Ready To Defend Your Rights And Your Future
The serious nature of sex offense charges makes it important to speak with an attorney who has successfully handled these cases for years. Our founding lawyer has the experience and track record of success you need to feel confident your case and future are in the most capable hands.
To schedule a free consultation at our Gretna office, contact The Law Offices of James A. Williams, L.L.C., today. Call 504-361-0636 or send us an email with a brief description of the allegations against you.