If you or a loved one has been charge with a sex crime in the State of Oklahoma you should contact an experienced defense attorney immediately. Here are some steps you can take to protect yourself before speaking to an attorney.
What You Should Do When Charged With a Sex Crime in Oklahoma
Follow the steps below to ensure you receive a fair
- Start by invoking your right to remain silent. Do not say anything to investigators or police.
- Insist on having your attorney present during questioning
- It is critical that you speak with no one about your case. Do not attempt to "clear things up" with the victim.
- Do not try to explain your side of the story to your friends or family. Even people you think are on your side can be subpoenaed by prosecutors and forced to testify against you.
It is common for police to NOT read your Miranda rights until AFTER an arrest. You have the right to remain silent EVEN prior to an arrest. Police may not inform you of this right. They may tell you they "just have a few questions," and that you are not under arrest. If you are not being detained, you are free to go. Call an attorney at once.
Once you have been criminally charged, there are several defense options which may prove beneficial for your case. Your lawyer should carefully evaluate all circumstances of your arrest and the evidence against you to determine the best option for your defense. He should be willing to think creatively and to explore every avenue for a positive result.
Hire an Experienced Sex Crime Attorney
There are hundreds of criminal defense attorneys in the State of Oklahoma. But sex crimes cases are special due to the severe punishments if convicted. At Phillips & Associates we have a long history of success in sex-related cases. Please contact us for a free consultation. One of our sex crime attorneys can help ensure you receive fair treatment before the law.