Sex offenses are some of the most damaging criminal charges one could possibly face. A sexual assault or sex crime carries serious penalties, including loss of freedom, sexual deviancy treatment, lengthy registration requirements and negative public stigma. Sexual assault convictions also limit future job opportunities and possibly prevent people from seeing their families. The effects are devastating.
As debilitating as sex offense charges are, they often involve little to no physical evidence, alcohol or drug use by defendants and victims alike and no independent witnesses to the alleged criminal act. In short, these crimes put one person’s word against another.
The police investigating sex offenses are very experienced. They are trained to isolate defendants, elicit self-incriminating statements from them, recover evidence from crime scenes when it exists, coach alleged victims of the “facts” and persuade Prosecutors to proactively prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. On the other hand, individuals accused of these charges are not nearly as sophisticated and don’t know what to do in the face of heavy-handed investigations.
For these reasons, and If possible, it is critical to contact attorney Alexander Ransom as soon as possible while the police are actively investigating the allegations and prior to sending their police reports to the Prosecutor’s office for formal filing of charges. In the very least, Mr. Ransom can inform the defendant of the Constitutional rights at this crucial stage.
Attorney Alexander Ransom is a competent and effective sex crimes attorney. His impressive record of jury trial acquittals and dismissals includes sex crimes. Alexander conducts high-quality investigations of all witnesses, often with the use of private investigators. He often actively negotiates resolutions avoiding prison, sex convictions and sex offense registration. Alexander can competently defend against any of the following charges:
- Rape and Child Rape
- Child Pornography
- Sexual Misconduct with a Minor
- Child Molestation
- Indecent Exposure
- Indecent Liberties
- Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
- Sexual Exploitation with a Minor
- Internet Luring
If you or someone you care about faces a sex offense in Skagit County or Whatcom County, call attorney Alexander Ransom today for a free, no-pressure case evaluation. Alexander has a reputation in the legal community as an aggressive, effective and experienced criminal defense attorney. He is here to assist you through these difficult times.