Sometimes the true victim of a “sex crime” is the defendant. Goad Law has helped far too many wrongfully accused men restore their good names or avoid prosecution altogether.
Most of our clients charged with sex crimes have never been accused of a crime in their lives before they are blindsided by accusations of an alleged sex offense. The motivation seems to vary from one accuser to the next. But one thing is always true- the Defendant’s life is forever changed. His relationships with his family members, friends, co-workers, and colleagues are often stressed and sometimes ruined. These same men often lose their jobs entirely simply because they have been accused. The emotional and financial consequences of the charges alone are incalculable.
If you have been charged with rape, you need someone who will truly listen to you and fight for you. You also need someone who understands the intricacies of Georgia’s Rape Shield Statute. The Rape Shield Statute, O.C.G.A. 24-4-412, prohibits a great deal of evidence from being introduced at trial in order to “shield” the “victim” from improper character assassination. Although the stated purpose of the statute may be admirable, the statute can also prevent a Defendant from asserting a valid defense in some instances, unless a knowledgeable attorney files the appropriate pre-trial motions with the Court.
A person convicted of rape can be punished by death, by imprisonment for life without parole, by imprisonment for life with the possibility of parole, or by a split sentence of prison not less than 25 years and not exceeding life to be followed by probation for life. In addition, the convicted person could be placed on the Sex Offender Registry for life.
For all of these reasons, you need to have the best possible representation.
Contact Goad Law, LLC today for an honest and free evaluation of your case.