Put A Sex Crime Behind You As Quickly As Possible
Sex crimes are among the most reviled and harshly punished offenses in the law books. The criminal justice system and members of the public are often hasty to declare anyone accused of a sex crime guilty without a trial.
To defend yourself from sex crime allegations as quickly, discreetly and cost-efficiently as possible, you need the Valenzuela Law Firm. We have served El Paso County since 2014, earning a reputation as a premier criminal defense firm. Our lawyers are passionate about providing effective, judgment-free representation for those facing the most serious of criminal charges.
We understand how humiliating it can be to face accusations of sexual misconduct. Our lawyers will take proactive steps to protect you and your presumption of innocence. We are on your side.
Experience Handling All Kinds Of Sex Offense Charges
Felix Valenzuela, our founding attorney, earned his juris doctor from Yale Law School. With him leading us, we have achieved dismissed charges, mitigated sentences and acquittals for some of the most severe sex crimes imaginable, including:
- Child pornography
- Solicitation of a minor
- Child molestation
- Sexual battery
- Statutory rape
- Sex trafficking
- Sexual assault and rape
Many sex crimes are federal offenses as well as state ones. The federal courts have very different regulations and procedures, which we understand thoroughly through our practice as federal litigators. We will do everything in our power to shield you from the consequences of a sex offense conviction.
We Have The Technological Savvy To Mount A Strong Defense
A significant portion of sex crimes, particularly child pornography cases, take place over the internet. As a result, you need lawyers who can gather, examine and interpret technological evidence for your defense. We are a rare firm that closely follows advancements in digital technology so we can use cutting-edge methods to defend you. This could involve examining computer records, IP addresses, financial transactions, chatroom transcripts, the dark web, encrypted messages and more.
Protect Yourself In The Face Of A Federal Sex Offense Investigation
Federal sex offense investigations are thorough, complex and carried out by highly trained federal agencies. They often involve the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and sometimes Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). These agencies utilize cutting-edge technology and expansive resources to conduct their investigations.
A common method of investigation is through internet sting operations, where federal agents pose as minors online to catch potential offenders. The FBI and ICE may also monitor online activities, track IP addresses and use other digital techniques in their investigations.
With the stakes so high, having an experienced defense attorney on your side is crucial to ensure your rights are protected throughout the process. Our lawyers will work swiftly, diligently and proactively to protect you. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us as soon as you learn that you’re under investigation.
Leverage The Strongest Possible Defenses To A Sex Offense Charge
You should never assume that the prosecution has a rock-solid case against you. The right defense can mean the difference between decades behind bars and an acquittal or dismissal that clears your name and sets you free.
We can develop a strategic defense. Depending on the circumstances of your case, that might include:
- Consent: In cases involving allegations of force, evidence of consent can prove critical.
- Mistaken identity: In the digital age, law enforcement can misidentify the correct person responsible for an online crime. If this is the case, we can work to prove that you were not the individual involved.
- Lack of evidence: The prosecution has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. They must establish all the necessary elements of the crime. Insufficient evidence can be strong grounds for a defense.
- Entrapment: If the federal agents induced you to commit a crime that you would not have ordinarily been inclined to commit, you might have a defense based on entrapment. This is often a potential defense in internet sting operations.
- Age misrepresentation: In some cases, a defense may be built around the claim that the alleged victim misrepresented their age, particularly in online interactions.
Of course, every case is unique. We will invest the time, effort and resources necessary to pursue the strongest possible defense in your case.
Get Help From Our Defense Team Immediately
There is no time to waste in situations involving sex crime investigations, arrests or charges. The sooner you act, the sooner the Valenzuela Law Firm can jump into action with a defense strategy. Learn more by setting up an initial consultation with us. Please call 915-292-3173 or send us an email to begin; you can reach us 24/7. Hablamos español.