Allegations of criminal sexual conduct can be brought against anyone, even important members of society and professionals. It does not matter what your status is, charges of criminal sexual conduct are serious crimes that involve high stakes, not only for one's reputation but also the punishment attached.
Recently, General Jeffery Sinclair of the U.S. Army was accused of sexually assaulting a female officer. The pair was having an affair that lasted for about three years and the female officer raised allegations that Sinclair forced her to perform oral sex on him twice throughout that period.
Also, this month, a prominent attorney and a former partner at a well-known firm in Seattle, Washington, plead guilty to five counts of rape to avoid a potential life sentence in prison. Danford Grant was accused of raping 5 women throughout the area of Seattle at various massage parlors. Grant was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Allegations of criminal sexual conduct can often come as shock to those who are in the public eye or are important members in their communities. In this situation, not only is your reputation on the line, but also more importantly, your freedom may be in jeopardy. These allegations not only affect the potential defendant, but also the members of his or her family. A situation like this would be a difficult time for all involved, and it is important to gain support and understanding of what the potential outcome of the allegations could be. Therefore, it is important in these circumstances to hire an experienced defense team that can provide you with the best defense possible for your unique situation. The Law Offices of Shannon M. Smith, P.C. is highly skilled in the area of criminal sexual conduct law. We can provide you and your family with comfort and understanding of how the allegations, or case, will play out. At the Law Offices of Shannon M. Smith, P.C. we can ensure that our dedication to your case will provide the best defense possible for you.