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Seeking options to build strong defense when accused of sex crime

Just because someone is accused of criminal wrongdoing in Wisconsin does not mean the defendant will necessarily be convicted in court. Often, prosecutors lack the evidence necessary to satisfy all of the statutory elements for conviction of a sex crime. In fact, it is not uncommon for an experienced defense attorney to aggressively defend a client against prosecution tactics in order to obtain positive results in court.

One recent incident occurred when a woman called police, saying she had been attacked on her way home, well after midnight. She was apparently walking along the street at approximately 2:30 a.m. when she says someone began to follow her. She later described the person as a man of average height, weighing between180 and 210 pounds. He allegedly grabbed her and threw her to the ground.

The woman further stated that the man climbed on top of her. She said she broke away, ran into her home and called authorities. Wisconsin police are investigating the situation that took place on a recent Monday as an attempted sex crime.

In past situations, when police have filed criminal charges against those accused of sexual assaults, some defendants have been successful in avoiding convictions by acting alongside experienced criminal defense representation in court. A first logical step to take to retain such assistance when accused of a sex crime is to request a meeting with a criminal lawyer as soon as one becomes aware of a criminal investigation, or in the immediate aftermath of an arrest. The attorney can help protect important legal rights and fight for a beneficial result.

Source:, "Police: Woman escapes attack by possible rapist on downtown street", Ed Treleven, Sept. 6, 2016

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