Fort Lauderdale Sexual Assault Charge Lawyer

Being convicted of a sex crime will require you to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. It will also damage your reputation, your relationship with your family and your future. It can also hurt your chances of finding work and housing.

However, do not assume that sex crime allegations are open-and-shut cases, even when the prosecution claims it has significant evidence against you. An experienced lawyer may be able to help. I am Andrew Coffey, a Florida board-certified criminal trial law specialist in Fort Lauderdale who understands how to handle these sensitive cases. For a free initial consultation, please call 954-406-9272 or contact me online.

Fighting Sexual Offense Charges Aggressively and Effectively

Prosecutors like to use the public outcry that usually occurs with sex crime charges to have you treated as guilty before your case is even heard. This requires an aggressive response by your attorney.

I know that evidence and intent are key components of sex crime cases. How police and forensic technicians handle hair, fiber, blood and DNA evidence is crucial. Failure to properly secure and process a sex crime scene can mean the difference between conviction and dismissal. That is why I carefully examine each aspect of your arrest and evidence, looking for weaknesses in the prosecution's case.

I can defend clients against any type of criminal sexual charge, including:

  • Sexual assault
  • Rape
  • Statutory rape
  • Date rape
  • Child abuse and molestation
  • Online solicitation of a minor
  • Child pornography
  • Indecent exposure

Holding Police and Prosecutors Accountable

I will review how police handled the investigation of your sex crime case. In allegations of child molestation, police or social workers may plant ideas in children's minds by using dolls, picture drawings and other suggestive methods. In date rape cases, alleged victims may come to believe they've been raped due to the coaxing or suggestions of an investigator. Similarly, actions by investigators in chat rooms may be considered entrapment.

I meticulously review the actions of investigators, police and forensic technicians to identify lapses in the chain of evidence, questionable interrogation techniques and hearsay testimony. When there is no question of sexual contact between the client and alleged victim, I work with psychologists and medical experts to determine if a drug or alcohol addiction or mental condition could have resulted in false allegations.

There is no doubt that these cases need to be handled delicately at trial. As a criminal trial specialist, I know how to effectively question alleged witnesses and victims to uncover embellishments or cases where they do not clearly remember the details that could be the difference between a jury finding you innocent or guilty.

Contact an Experienced Trial Attorney Today for Help

Especially in sex crime cases, it is very important that you remember your right to remain silent. Avoid phone calls by alleged victims or concerned friends where they could be getting you to admit to wrongdoing.

Instead, please call my office at 954-406-9272 to schedule an appointment with a Fort Lauderdale sexual assault charge attorney who is committed to protecting your rights.