Columbus, Ohio, Criminal Defense Attorney
There are grave consequences to sex crimes. In addition to prison time, many sex crimes carry the stigma of lifetime registration as a sex offender. If you are accused of a sex crime, you need the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to prepare an effective defense.
Sallynda Rothchild Dennison is a highly regarded Columbus lawyer who represents criminal defendants throughout Ohio. Ms. Dennison handles all types of sex crime cases, including:
- Public indecencies
- Chat room/computer sex crimes
- Child porn
- Child molestation
- Sexual assault
- Gross sexual imposition
- Statutory rape
The charges in a sex crime case will depend on such factors as your relationship to the victim, the age of the victim, your age, and whether the victim wants to testify in court. If you are contacted by the police concerning a sex crime, you should not answer any questions without consulting an attorney first. The police are very experienced at getting people to say things that will damage their cases. For example, consent is a defense in a rape case. However, if you tell prosecutors that you did not have sex with the victim, you would eliminate consent as a possible defense.
Sex crime cases can hinge on DNA evidence, computer evidence, or on testimony of the victim. If you are innocent of the charges, attorney Sallynda Rothchild Dennison can arrange for a reputable examiner to give you a polygraph test. The advantage of having a lawyer arrange the test rather than police is that your lawyer will be able to review the results of the test prior to releasing them. In some cases, passing a polygraph test can result in dismissal of the sex charges when there is no corroborating evidence such as DNA.
Contact Columbus criminal defense attorney Sallynda Rothchild Dennison if you have been charged with a crime in Ohio.