Sex Crimes Attorneys in Fairfax, Virginia
If you are trying to find the best lawyer to defend against a sex crimes accusation in Fairfax or Northern Virginia, the attorneys at The Sprano Law Firm, LLP are very experienced in these types of cases and have achieved excellent results in many past cases.
Hiring an Attorney for Sex Crimes Charges in Northern Virginia
Criminal defense lawyers Michael Sprano and Alene Sprano have helped people facing serious sex crimes charges in Fairfax and Northern Virginia for over 15 years. They know how to attack the prosecution’s case through any and every means necessary – including challenges to crime scene evidence, effective cross-examination of the police, expert witnesses, and most importantly the credibility of the complaining witness herself. They know how to mount a skilled and effective attack on the credibility of the government’s case, and are also how to use creative plea negotiation tactics when clients would prefer not to accept the risks of a jury trial.
Call Us to Talk to a Skilled Sex Crimes
Defense Lawyer Today
Contact The Sprano Law Firm, LLP in Fairfax for a free consultation with attorneys whose experience and skills can help you meet the immediate and long-term challenges of a sex crime case. We represent adults and juveniles on the full range of state and federal sex offenses, including:
Sexual assault or forcible rape
Date rape, spousal rape or acquaintance rape
Sex crimes involving minors, from indecent exposure to statutory rape
Sex crimes involving unlawful sexual conduct between minors
Sexual Battery and Aggravated Sexual Battery
Abduction with Intent to Defile or Sexually Molest
Object Sexual Penetration
Indecent Exposure / Public Masturbation
Sex offender registration violations
Sex crime cases have significant immediate and long-term consequences. Convictions will usually result in lengthy jail and prison sentences, as well as the lifetime consequences of a felony conviction and registration as a sex offender. Our lawyers' primary objective in defending against sex crimes charges is always to win a dismissal or not guilty whenever possible. We are respected and skilled litigators with an excellent track record of success in jury trials – even in some cases which some lawyers might have deemed unwinnable. We also have the knowledge, experience and wisdom to offer an honest assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of your case and the risks of going to trial, and we will spend as much time as it takes to help you come to a decision you are most comfortable with.
If you have been contacted by law enforcement and informed that you are under investigation for a sex crime, it is extremely important to consult with an attorney before you talk to the police. Also, beware of the familiar tactic of a “phone sting” in which the complaining witness or friend/relative will call you and try to get you to apologize. The police will be recording the entire combination and will use your peace offering as evidence of guilt.
If you are reading this after you (or a loved one) have already talked to the police, do not despair. The majority of people facing such charges make the same mistake. Our attorneys are used to dealing with this situation, and we will do everything in our power to minimize the harm done to your case. We are knowledgeable on all aspects of the law concerning motions to suppress incriminating statements and will use that strategy if it is available in your case. If there is a confession we cannot get suppressed, we will usually shift strategies to find a way to strike the best deal possible with the prosecutor. Over the years, we have successfully gotten hundreds of charges dropped or reduced even in cases involving full confessions. We also know how to develop a strong case in mitigation to present to the judge at sentencing, so that even if you did do the crime – the judge makes a sentencing decision knowing more about you than just the worst thing you have ever done in your life.
Your best opportunity for paring down the potential charges and developing an effective defense will often come before the prosecution locks into its theory of the case. Our work in the early stages of prosecution can narrow the issues down to those that are hardest for the government to prove, such as lack of consent. The leverage you gain along the way can help you in a plea negotiation, jury trial or sentencing hearing.
If you or a loved one are looking for the best sex crimes defense lawyer you can find in Fairfax or anywhere in Northern Virginia, contact The Sprano Law Firm, LLP in Fairfax for a free consultation.