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Sex Crime Charges Can Dominate The Headlines

Okabe & Haushalter Jul 12, 2019 Sex Crimes

Sex crimes are sensational and the national media clamors for these stories. Even the local news runs constant updates on local women and men arrested for sex crimes. At Okabe & Haushalter, our qualified and experienced team understands the pressure a person is under if they are facing sex crime charges. We are ready to help you get through this. Let our Los Angeles sex crimes attorney get to work on your case now.

Today, we want to cover some of the recent headline-grabbing cases and discuss how they can affect local cases.

How are these cases portrayed?

If you have been anywhere near the news over the last few months, then you have seen the headlines of two major sex crimes play out on the national stage.

  • Singer R. Kelly has been plagued with allegations of sex crimes, including possession of child pornography for years. In February of this year, he was indicted on ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. On July 11, he was arrested and charged with federal sex crimes. He faces a total of 18 federal counts, including kidnapping, forced labor, and child pornography.
  • Billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein was convicted in Florida in a 2008 case or soliciting a 17-year-old for prostitution. He served 13 months and has to register as a sex offender. He was arrested again on July 6, 2019, and charged with sex trafficking minors in Florida and New York. This case has gained particular attention due to Epstein’s connections to the rich and powerful in the US.

The public watches these cases closely, and the media paints an immediate picture of guilt. Yes, in many cases, people arrested on these types of charges are found guilty. However, there are times when they are not guilty. The idea of innocent until proven guilty seems to go out the window with sex crime charges.

Why would major news stories affect my case?

Because of the love of these cases on the national level, local media seems to do the same thing with anyone arrested on sex crime charges. It is the same thing every time:

  • An arrest is made, and a person is booked into the jail.
  • Local media airs a story that same night, complete with a list of all charges, a mugshot, and how much time a person could spend in prison if found guilty.
  • You never hear any mention that a suspect may, in fact, be guilty.

What we can do to help you today

If you or a loved one have been charged with a sex crime, you need to seek legal assistance immediately. At Okabe & Haushalter, we are ready to get involved with your case today. We have a proven track record of success when it comes to defending these cases. Let our qualified and experienced team investigate every aspect of your case as we work to build a defense around you. The goal is to get the charges against you reduced or dismissed altogether. If you need a Los Angeles sex crime attorney, you can contact us today by clicking here or calling 310-430-7799 for a free consultation.