An accusation of sexual conduct with a minor can result in serious penalties, damage to your reputation and a sex crime conviction requiring lifetime registry as a sex offender. If you are under investigation or have been recently charged with a sex crime involving a minor, it is important to take swift legal action to protect your rights. At The Law Offices of Basil D. Beck III, I have extensive experience handling complex sex crimes cases and can help you protect your rights.
To speak directly with an attorney about your case, please call me directly at 610-239-8870 or contact me by email. I provide strategic and aggressive defense in statutory rape cases.
Not knowing that a child was underage is not a defense to allegations of statutory rape. As your attorney I will work diligently to mitigate potential penalties, ensure sentencing guidelines are followed and build the strongest defense possible under the facts and the law. I will also immediately begin an investigation into the facts and circumstances of your case, calling on witnesses, collecting physical evidence, obtaining police records and other relevant evidence.
An allegation of sexual conduct with a minor will necessarily stain your reputation — even if the allegations are false and charges are never filed against you. As an experienced criminal defense lawyer, I have helped many people respond to sex crime allegations and charges, including claims of statutory rape, molestation and sexual abuse. I understand the importance of treating your case with the dignity, respect and understanding you need to make it through the very difficult personal situation that you face.
While juries are sensitive to crimes against children, it is important to remember that just because the child is the alleged victim, the testimony he or she provides is not always true. A person who intends to use allegations of sexual abuse or sexual conduct with a minor as retaliation against an ex-spouse or relative may coax or pressure a child into making untrue statements. Additionally, because of their age and lack of experience, children may knowingly make false statements without understanding the severity or consequences of doing so. Cases in which the testimony and statements of children are of central importance require a criminal defense attorney who is familiar with sex crimes cases and children.
For a free consultation please contact my Norristown, Pennsylvania law office at 610-239-8870. As your lawyer, I will provide the strategic advocacy and dedicated service you deserve then faced with statutory rape charges.