Any child sex abuse case – be it indecency with a child, child sex assault, aggravated sex assault of a child, continuous sex abuse of a child or super aggravated sex assault – requires a criminal defense attorney who has not only handled but tried these particularly complex types of cases.
Unless the defendant wants to plead guilty and register as a sex offender, child sex abuse cases usually go to trial. Some charges are dismissed due to insufficient evidence if an attorney knows how to properly investigate these cases.
What Jurors Want to Know
Throughout my 20-year career as a successful Houston criminal defense attorney, I have picked several juries in child sex offense cases. In my experience, jurors want to know:
- Why a child would make a false allegation?
- If the child was not sexually abused, how would a child know about the types of sexual abuse he or she claimed was involved?; and
- Why would a child continue to maintain sex abuse, even to the point of going to trial and testifying, if he or she was not really sexually assaulted?
A criminal defense lawyer who does not adequately answer these questions in trial is almost always doomed to failure. Most jurors tend to believe a child will not lie about sexual abuse. To persuade jurors otherwise, a skilled attorney needs to give them what they need to acquit a defendant.
If you’ve been accused of a child sex abuse offense, contact the Neal Davis Law Firm today to discuss your case and set up a consultation. We know what it takes to secure the best possible outcome in your case and have proven success settling cases outside of court.
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