. . . and Sex crimes

Sex crimes, crimes against children, and child pornography cases are generally punished the most severely, they take the greatest expertise to effectively litigate, and the Government knows they are some of the most difficult cases to prosecute.  Criminal defense lawyer, Peter Goodall, has taken many of these cases to trial and up on appeal.  He has litigated many others effectively, obtaining excellent results for his clients.  He has tried cases alleging Aggravated Sodomy on a Child and Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child. He has successfully and effectively litigated still other Sexual Assault, Rape, and Child Pornography cases. 

As technology evolves, so does police investigation of sex crimes and so do the defenses that must be used to confront them.  Police must get specialized warrants to search a computer or cell phone, and even then only certain files may be examined.  Police searches must be carefully scrutinized and challenged for Constitutional and statutory compliance.  Police may conduct stings involving the sale of child pornography or by posing as minors online.  This raises issues of entrapment.  Finally, especially in conservative political climates, innocuous family pictures or pictures of young adults may be misclassified as child pornography.  Criminal defense lawyer, Peter Goodall, has written motions on as many as thirty such cases.  He has taken some of the most serious sex cases to trial: cases involving Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child and Aggravated Sodomy on a Child.  If you have been charged with a sex crime, you need an attorney with this kind of experience and training fighting on your behalf.

Witness credibility is another issue in many, if not all, of these cases.  Police questioning, particularly of children, can be suggestive and misleading and can procure false accusations from victims and false confessions from criminal defendants.  It is important to retain a criminal defense attorney experienced in cross examining officers, child psychologists, and sexual assault victims.  Peter Goodall has been involved in defending numerous sex crime cases and has effectively and successfully implemented all of these defenses on his clients' behalf.