When Facing Serious Criminal Charges, You Can Rely On Our Toughness And Discretion
In Ohio, rape is classified as a first-degree felony, and individuals convicted of this crime can serve three to 10 years in prison. That’s only the beginning though. Once released, a person convicted of rape may also be categorized as a Tier 3 Sex Offender and required to publicly register as a sex offender every 90 days, for the rest of his or her life.
And the criminal justice process isn’t even the worst of it for a lot of people who are investigated for or charged with rape and other sex crimes. Even the allegation of sexual misconduct can end marriages and friendships, void custody agreements for children, and destroy careers.
There is simply no way to overstate the severity of this situation. If you believe you are being investigated for or have been charged with rape in Butler County, you need experienced, tough and diligent legal help by your side and at Holcomb & Hyde LLC, we can help.
Don’t Try To Solve This Alone
Many of the clients we’ve worked with have felt blindsided by these allegations. They believed there was some mix-up or confusion, and some believed that they could just clear this up by sitting down and explaining the situation to the police.
If they had asked us first, this is what we would have told them: If you are a suspect in a rape case, do not talk to the police without an attorney present. If investigators want to talk to you, or you have been interrogated as part of an investigation, the police probably already believe you’re guilty. Anything you say – just like on the cop shows on TV – can and will be used against you.
And to summarize, as plainly as possible: If you are a suspect in a rape case, the police are not there to help you. They are there to gather evidence and build a case against you. Do not talk to the police alone.
We know how this process works because we used to build these cases. We know what the police are looking for and listening for when they question you, and we know how that information will be used in court.
Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys Are A Phone Call Away. Contact Us Today.
These are serious and damaging allegations, and we know how invested you are in preserving your reputation and good name. If you’re struggling under the weight of a rape investigation or have been charged in that crime, it’s time you took control of events. When you call, you’ll talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney who was once an Ohio prosecutor.
We’re your best bet in Butler County when you’re in this incredibly difficult situation. And because you have enough to worry about, that call is entirely free. We’ll listen to what’s going on with you, ask you some questions to make sure we understand, and give you our honest, informed opinion about what’s coming next and what you can do about it.
Don’t put this off. The longer you let this go, the more evidence the police will gather. You need the right kind of help to get through this, and that’s what we do. Call us anytime, day or night, seven days a week for your free, no-obligation consultation: 513-892-8251.