Being charged with a sex crime can be an overwhelming experience. Sex crimes in California carry strict penalties, and a conviction can haunt you for the rest of your life. If you are facing this type of charge, it is very important that you choose legal counsel that has a long history of successfully defending people charged with sex crimes.
Though there are many factors that go into developing a strategic sex crime defense, one key strategy is the use of expert witnesses. An expert witness can be any type of experienced, knowledgeable, skilled professional who provides an opinion regarding evidence or questions of fact. In sex crimes cases, experts like psychologists, physicians, psychiatrists and forensic scientists could be called in to help with your defense. But what advantage do these medical experts serve in your case?
Medical Experts Help Build a Criminal Defense in Sex Crimes Cases
Medical experts provide assistance and testimony that can help your attorney build the best defense possible in your case, which is all the more important in sex crimes cases because of the potential for significant prison sentences and life-long registration as a sex offender.
Expert witnesses can provide some of the following benefits to you and your defense:
- Help your attorney evaluate evidentiary materials when preparing your defense
- Evaluate the defendant to help establish that you do not have unnatural sexual tendencies
- Evaluate the alleged victim to help establish their motivations in making false allegations
- Analyze and evaluate the honesty of the accusations
- Refute the prosecution’s expert that claim there is physical evidence of abuse
Medical experts could use scientific evidence and facts to cast doubt on an alleged victim’s accusation and refute evidence presented by the prosecution. An experienced criminal defense law firm will have relationships with medical experts who can be called in for your specific case to work with your lawyer in your defense.
In a sex crimes case, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the criminal act. The expertise, evidence and conclusions presented by medical experts could help your criminal defense attorney establish reasonable doubt in your case.
Contact Wallin & Klarich if You Have Been Charged with a Sex Crime
If you or a loved one has been charged with a sex crime, it is crucial that you contact a Wallin & Klarich criminal defense attorney immediately. The attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have been successfully defending our clients facing sex crimes charges for over 30 years. We can help you, too. We will analyze the facts of your case and plan a defense strategy that will help you get the best outcome possible in your case.
With offices located in Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, Torrance, Orange County, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, West Covina and Victorville, there is a skilled Wallin & Klarich criminal defense attorney available to help you no matter where you work or live.
Call us today at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (877) 466-5245 for a free phone consultation. We will get through this together.