The Consequences of Being Charged with a Sex Offense in Pennsylvania
Being accused or arrested for a sexual offense can shatter your life and destroy your family. If you are convicted of a sexual offense in Pennsylvania, you may be required to register as a sexual offender. Consequently your name and address may appear on sexual offender sites on the Internet. Furthermore, a sex offense conviction will require annual registration at your local police department.
Those convicted of a sex crime in Pennsylvania often face a sentence of incarceration followed by a term of probation or parole with very difficult conditions imposed.
Why It’s Important to Get an Experienced Sex Offense Attorney to Defend You
Once you are accused, it is critical that you get the advice of an experienced sex offense lawyer. Most cases originate when an Investigator or Police Officer contacts a potential offender with a view toward obtaining a statement BEFORE the target of the investigation can obtain a lawyer. More often than not, the person contacted is blindsided by the Investigator with a false set of promises, into making a statement. This is often a fatal mistake that can be prevented by contacting a lawyer who has both the experience and ability to step in and aggressively protect your rights against over zealous investigators and prosecutors.
Attorney David Jay Glassman will handle every phase of your representation insuring that your rights are protected and your ability to fully defend the charges as your case proceeds is preserved.
Attorney Glassman will work directly with the investigative agency in arranging for any pre-arrest investigation that may prevent the filing of charges against you. In the event you are charged with a sex offense, Attorney Glassman will participate in your initial appearance before a Judge or Magistrate and the setting of bail including any related conditions necessary to secure your release from incarceration.
Thereafter, the charges filed against you will be evaluated including the possibility of a downgrade or negotiating a plea to any lesser included offenses. When appropriate, a background investigation of the victim will be undertaken and a comprehensive evaluation of all defenses will be initiated. Attorney Glassman will often enlist the assistance of medical professionals to assess the alleged victims credibility, investigative techniques employed by the authorities, and evaluate any related health/medical records.
In addition, Attorney Glassman will utilize the services of an investigative staff to interview witnesses, obtain evidence and evaluate issues of motive on the part of the accuser.
Over 30 years, Attorney Glassman has dedicated his legal practice to defending those accused of crimes including those individuals charged with committing a sex offense in Pennsylvania. He routinely represents clients charged with sex related offenses in both State and Federal Courts throughout Pennsylvania. His experience has resulted in a unique understanding of how sex crimes are prosecuted and an aggressive, comprehensive approach to defending them. Defending sex offense charges is a complex and specialized type of criminal defense. Attorney Glassman has the experience, training, and resources necessary to successfully defend you.
Sex Offenses in Pennsylvania may include but are not limited to the following:
If You are Charged with a Sex Offense we are Available 24/7 to Assist You
Attorney David Jay Glassman is available by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Consultations are free by calling 215-563-7100.