Defendants in sex crime lawsuits need an aggressive criminal defense lawyer with expertise in defusing volatile cases. Oftentimes, society sides with the victim, leaving the defendant feeling discouraged, anxious, and without hope. As a sex crimes litigator, attorney John Steckel treats his clients fairly and without prejudice. At Steckel Law, your rights and your future are the top concerns.
There is great social stigma associated with a sex crime accusation. Unfortunately, your family, friends, and business colleagues may assume you are guilty until proven innocent. It may be uncomfortable for you to discuss the accusation with anyone except your sex crimes attorney, even your immediate family. It is critical for your sex crimes lawyer to build a strong case immediately to mitigate any damage to your reputation or relationships.
Type of Sex Crimes
A sexual crime involves violence with or without a weapon and can occur anywhere, even in your own home. These are the types of sex crimes we commonly encounter in Iowa and Illinois:
- Child pornography
- Human trafficking
- Indecent exposure
- Public lewdness
- Sex with a minor
- Sexual abuse
- Sexual harassment
- Spousal rape
After a Sex Crime Arrest
Chances are, after a sex crime arrest, your first inclination would be to speak to your family and friends about the charges. Although it may make you feel better to explain the circumstances of the alleged offense, the less you speak to anyone the better.
Police officers, private investigators and federal officers may try to question you when they approach you for the first time. Do not speak to anyone at all until you consult with a sex crimes lawyer. Whatever you say to law enforcement can be held against you in court.
You should call attorney John Steckel before or after an arrest or accusation. At Steckel Law, the goal is to defend your rights and immediately start building an aggressive, ironclad case on your behalf. It is your right to have a speedy trial and to have an attorney examine any type of evidence against you.
Rest assured that Mr. Steckel will handle your case personally, and he will efficiently refute any charges in federal or state court. Call Steckel Law for a free initial consultation at (563) 265-1714 or use the web form for an immediate response.