As lawyers experienced with sex charges, we know that being accused of a sex crime in the Panama City area is a horrifying experience. A felony conviction on a sex crime charge could result in lifetime registration as a sexual offender and lengthy prison time. Sexual charges are VERY serious - you need a lawyer who is experienced with sex crime cases. Our Panama City lawyers defend sex charges such as lewd and lascivious molestation, lewd and lascivious assault on a minor, sexual battery, sexual assault, unlawful touching, child pornography, failure to register as a sex offender, underage sex, sex with a minor, statutory rape, exhibitionism, and possession of representation of sexual performance of a child in the Panama City and Panama City Beach areas.
Sex crime allegations and charges must be handled confidentially and aggressively defended. Even though there is an increased public awareness of false allegations, sex crimes remain some of the most vigorously prosecuted and severely punished offenses in the criminal justice system. Often, overzealous prosecutors will pursue charges despite a lack of physical evidence, and/or despite the fact that the allegations are being brought presently for incidents that allegedly occurred years ago. At Appleman & Trucks, our lawyers begin preparing for trial immediately upon being retained, whether or not the State intends to take the case to trial. We know that an acquittal will take a tremendous amount of work, and exposing weaknesses in the State's case and developing your defenses at the earliest possible time is crucial. Our extensive background in handling these cases allows us to understand how the State prepares sex crime cases for trial. Our attorneys are aware of the State's strategy and tactics in preparing sex crime cases for trial. Early intervention into your case may help your situation. In some cases, representation by an experienced well known lawyer early in the law enforcement investigation may actually preempt the State from filing charges.
Contact our Panama City lawyers for experienced representation against Panama City area legal charges. Call our 24-hour hotline at 850-230-5550 or toll-free at 1-866-944-advice, or send us an email to arrange a free initial consultation with a lawyer to discuss the charges you face. One call to our Panama City defense lawyers puts the experience of Appleman & Trucks on your side.
We believe charges are just "charges" and don't prove that you are guilty - we believe you are innocent until you are proven guilty in accordance with the law, and that you should be treated fairly and with respect. We will advise you fairly and properly and will not judge you. Just because you've been charged does NOT mean that you are guilty. And it does NOT mean that you have no options. Our lawyers will defend you and your rights, and will work to get you the best possible results.
If you have been arrested on a sex charge in the Panama City area, or face sex crime allegations or charges, you need a lawyer who will present an aggressive defense. At Appleman & Trucks, P.A. in Panama City, our respected attorneys regularly represent client's charged with sex crimes and have over a half a century of combined criminal law experience.
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