Protecting Clients Across Maryland Facing Sex Offense Charges
Sex crimes are some of the most difficult cases to prove and to defend in criminal law. Sex-related offenses such as rape or sexual assault may hinge upon whether the alleged victim gave consent to the sexual act or acts in question, and whether the alleged incident actually took place at all.
At Maronick Law LLC, our lawyers partner with experienced investigators who will work to find evidence that supports our clients’ cases. At times, the accuser is someone who has credibility issues — such as a history of making things up or has an ulterior motive that taints his or her reliability. Part of our job as your attorneys is to find that information and use it to protect your rights. We regularly defend sex crime cases throughout Maryland, including:
- Digital crimes
- Inappropriate touching charges
- Indecent exposure
- Revenge porn
- Soliciting a minor
- Sexual assault
Find out more about challenging sex crime allegations by calling our firm at 410-881-4022 for a free consult.
DNA Evidence And Sex Crime Cases
A major topic in sex crimes is the use of DNA evidence. A positive DNA match may be helpful for the prosecution, but it is not necessarily the end of the world for the accused. There are motions that can be made to suppress evidence due to deficiencies in the handling of the DNA sample or in the method of testing that can corrupt or compromise the evidence.
As far as someone who is falsely accused of a sex crime, testing that shows the DNA does not belong to the accused is generally a near-guarantee that at least the sex offense charges will be dismissed, and the falsely accused will be exonerated. We will aggressively pursue any avenue in DNA testing to help get charges dismissed on behalf of our clients.
Mitigating The Results Of Statutory Rape Charges
There are ways to mitigate the terrible results that a statutory rape conviction can bring, including being placed — in many cases for life — on a sex offender registry that can affect housing and employment.
Some young accusers may not tell the truth and may tell stories because they are mad at a parent, relative or friend. Psychologists and other experts can and will be called on your behalf depending on the facts of the case, to show this.
If the evidence involves little physical evidence and mostly the accusation of the alleged victim, this is where the credibility of the accuser becomes of critical importance. Having an experienced attorney in your corner can assist in having charges reduced or dropped in many cases.
Defenses To Sexual Assault And Rape Charges
We take on difficult cases because you deserve it as our client. Our lawyers will put together the best defense we can for you.
In one memorable case, attorney Tom Maronick Jr. won a bench (judge) trial in which a Baltimore City business owner was accused of sexually assaulting a customer. The businessman owned many gas stations and was concerned about his entire livelihood and freedom being affected by the charge. Tom called a number of witnesses who testified that the assault did not happen, and even though the judge found the accuser to be credible, he still found “not guilty” for the businessman because of the evidence that was presented in his defense.
Whether you choose to have a case tried by a jury or by a judge, we will fight for you using all the tools at our disposal, including:
- Experts, including psychologists, former police detectives, forensic analysts and DNA experts.
- Investigators, often former police investigators who have retired from the force and have come to work to assist our case to uncover the truth.
- Fact and reputation witnesses. Any witnesses who can tell about a person’s history of lying, about the history of a relationship, or about critical facts that show you were not at the scene of an alleged incident.
A judge will have the final say as to what evidence can be presented at trial, but both on trial defense and on motions, we will fight for you.
Sex Crimes Have Serious Consequences. You Need A Serious Defense Attorney.
Some of the factors that the state considers in how to charge you are:
- Whether or not force or violence was used in the alleged sex offense
- Age of the alleged victim
- Relationship of the alleged victim to the accused
- How, where, and when the incident took place, including whether either party was under the influence of drugs or alcohol
We will get all the facts and fight the case with the best tools we have available to get you the best result possible.
With eight offices across the state, we represent clients anywhere in Maryland, including Glen Burnie, Baltimore, Ocean City, Hartford and Towson.