People ask me how can I defend someone accused of harming a child. It is not always an easy answer. But, everyone deserves a competent defense. It is their constitutional right. It is the job of a judge and jury to reach judgment, not me, not a criminal defense attorney.
When a child is involved in an alleged sex offense it gains the attention of many. But, what happens to the victim-the other victim-the accused? Is anyone considering the perpetrator to be the accuser? More than ever boyfriends, husbands and fathers are falsely accused of inappropriate conduct with children. A criminal defense attorney may be the only one that cares about the complexities of investigating and developing a proper defense for the falsely accused.
One tiny white lie by a confused child being coached by a bitter parent or a misguided teenage girl seeking the approval of a male figure is sufficient to wave the red flag in our society. Each one of us is in a position to be falsely accused when playing with our children, nieces and nephews or neighbor kids. One tiny white lie could steal that innocence away and bring a good and faithful man to his knees.
In the meantime this man will be held in custody, have his children taken away, a restraining order put in place. His twenty year marriage is over. The company he spent the last ten years with has coincidentally outsourced his job. He will soon lose his home where he raised his, hers and their children. He hasn’t seen his children or been home since he was arrested months ago. He can’t afford to pay for a mortgage and an apartment any longer.
One life destroyed over one tiny white lie. He is GUILTY and has never had a trial. There is still hope.
If you are in need of a criminal defense attorney that specializes in Sex Offenses and Assaults, please call for a FREE consultation with Philip M. Smith, 303-333-8900.