Sex crimes carry a stigma unlike any other criminal offense. In addition to the obvious criminal penalties, such as prison and fines, those convicted of rape or a similar offense will be required to register as sex offenders upon completion of their sentence. Placement on the sex offender registry will make it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to fully integrate into society upon your release from prison. It is not an understatement to say that a conviction to sexual assault will follow you for the rest of your life.
For these reasons and others, defending against these allegations provides a number of distinct challenges. Your lawyer must be able to fully investigate the allegations against you and find the evidence that corroborates your innocence. Of equal importance, you must have a lawyer who will be prepared to make your case before a judge and jury in trial.
The Cogdell Law Firm, stands up for the accused and fights aggressively to prevent conviction. Dan Cogdell brings almost 30 years of experience defending serious criminal charges in Texas and throughout the country.
If you know that you are being accused of rape, it is important to let your attorney handle all interactions with the police. You have the Constitutional right to avoid self-incrimination. Dan Cogdell has defended numerous individuals against accusations of rape or sexual assault, and can help you avoid making statements that are not in your best interest. When dealing with sexual assault charges, he knows the value of conducting thorough investigations in order to identify possible motives for false accusations. For example, it is not uncommon for allegations of rape to surface during domestic disputes, and divorce or child custody proceedings. Our law firm will look closely at the evidence. If there is exculpatory evidence or evidence that shows that the state cannot meet its evidentiary burden, we will find this evidence and use it to our client's advantage.
Defense Attorney Defending Against Sexual Assault and Rape Charges
With everything that is at stake in your case, it is vital to hire an attorney with the experience to effectively represent you. Choose The Cogdell Law Firm. To arrange a consultation with an experienced Houston sexual assault defense attorney, call 713-426-2244 or contact us online.