Police Investigations of Sex Offenses
If you have been arrested under suspicion of a sex offense, your case likely started with an investigation, possibly by one of the Ohio Bureau of Investigation’s many units. There is the Crime Scene Unit, which partners with local law enforcement to gather evidence and provide expert testimony in felony cases. There is the Crimes Against Children Initiative, which helps local law enforcement investigate potential crimes involving children, such as cybercrimes. Sex crime cases could also begin with investigations conducted by Child Protective Services.
As Soon As Police Contact You, Contact Us.
Perhaps the most important thing to remember if you have been contacted by law enforcement or an investigative agency is that you have the right to an attorney, and to have an attorney present during questioning. Koffel Brininger Nesbitt represents individuals who are under investigation for sex related offenses, so get in touch with us as soon as possible if you are under investigation, or believe you are under investigation.
What You Say Can Be Used Against You
You may be familiar with the portion of the Miranda Rights that states, “Anything you say can and will be used against you in the court of law.” In other words, don’t try to talk your way out of an arrest or criminal charges. The best thing you can do if you find yourself under investigation for a sex crime is to stay silent and contact an experienced sex crime attorney as soon as possible.
Leave Potential Evidence Intact
Obstructing justice is against the law, according to the Ohio Revised Code 2921.32. This means that it is illegal to intentionally conceal, destroy, or otherwise attempt to hinder the discovery of a crime or criminal evidence. If you are under investigation for a sex offense, do not attempt to conceal potential evidence, because this is considered obstructing justice, which is an additional crime.
Don’t face an investigation alone. Contact The Koffel Brininger Nesbitt!
If you or someone you love is being investigated for a sex offense, such as a computer sex crime, sexual imposition, or voyeurism, we encourage you to contact an Ohio sex crime attorney at KBN today for experienced defense.