Sex crime allegations are extremely damaging. They can lead to media scrutiny, removal of children, and a dark cloud that follows someone everywhere they go. Any person accused of such a crime, or anyone under investigation needs the best possible defense as soon as possible.
Early intervention in sexually-based accusations is incredibly important. The sooner your criminal defense lawyer can get involved, the sooner we can start assembling favorable evidence, preparing our defense, and protecting your rights. Choosing the right lawyer to defend you is of utmost importance.
Edward Kroll is a former prosecutor who now specializes in defense of sexually-based allegations. He dealt with these kinds of cases, both in trial and in settlement, and is ready to help. He has experience with all sex crimes, including Sexual Abuse, Rape, Sodomy, Unlawful Sexual Penetration, and Child Sex Abuse charges.
Most rape or sexual assault charges are classified as Measure 11 sentences, and generally range from 75-100 months in prison. Oregon also has a “3 strikes” law whereby a 3rd conviction for a felony sex offense can carry life in prison without parole.
In addition to imprisonment, even non-Measure 11 sex offenses carry the requirement that you register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. This can affect future housing and employment opportunities, as well as preventing you from ever becoming involved in your children’s lives.
Defending these kinds of cases is difficult and complex, due to the stigma that comes with any such accusation. Despite the Constitutional protections involved, it is a sad fact that many people accused of sex crimes are viewed as “guilty until proven innocent.” That is why building a strong defense is paramount.
Edward Kroll and his team will investigate, research and prepare your case. We will gather evidence through the use of experienced private investigators. Often, the state and the police jump to conclusions, and overlook useful evidence. We will find that evidence and present it. We will research all useful legal challenges and present them to the court. We will extensively prepare both ourselves and you for trial. You and your family are an integral part to the process, and we involve you as much as is practical.
In many cases, there is no DNA evidence, and the case hinges solely on the word of your accuser. If your accuser knows you, we will investigate the background and attempt to discredit them, as well as finding motives for them to have lied about your involvement. If DNA evidence is present, then we will consult with experts in an attempt to understand and then discredit this evidence against you. We will leave no stone unturned in our preparations.
Edward Kroll has extensive experience with sexually-based offenses, and knows how to defend you. Due to the serious nature of these accusations, consider contacting Portland sex abuse defense attorney Edward Kroll today for a free and confidential consultation, so we can begin developing your defense.