You may be surprised to learn that DNA evidence is not essential in a case involving a sex crime against a child. In many of these cases, it is the word of the minor child that a he or she was sexually assaulted: there is no medical or DNA evidence, only the child’s story.
As a result, it is not uncommon in these cases for false allegations to form the cornerstone of the prosecution’s case. In fact, many of these cases are rife with “he said/she said” testimony, rather than hard evidence.
As a sex crimes defense attorney, Ned Barnett works to poke holes in the prosecution’s case and create a reasonable doubt. Once reasonable doubt is established, the jury will have to return a not guilty verdict.
Depending on the facts of the case, there can be many ways to establish reasonable doubt for the judge or the jury.
One potential course would be determining a motive to lie. Perhaps the child’s mother is going through a divorce and is coaching the child to accuse the father of abuse so that he will not get custody of the child. Or perhaps the child is rebelling against his or her parents and is fabricating stories of the alleged abuse. In some cases, the child may be looking for attention or may be suffering from psychological or mental problems.
Regardless of the details of your case, if you are facing charges of committing a sex crime against a child, you need the assistance of an experienced sex crime defense attorney. Call The Law Offices of Ned Barnett to schedule a free and confidential case review.
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