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Sex Crime Immediate Check List

Posted by Eric Chase | Jul 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you or a family member has been accused of any type of sex crime these are things that should be on your immediate checklist:

  1. Social Media.  Find the accuser's public Facebook and/or MySpace profile, and download or print all the information that is available. Remember, under recent laws, you can NOT create an alias to gain access to private profiles.
  2. Investigations. It is never too early to start. Information is power. With your lawyer, quickly develop and implement an investigation plan.
  3. Keep Quiet. Do NOT talk to the police, the accuser, a therapist, from jail, or for that matter, to anyone but your lawyer.
  4. Maintain evidence. Emails, letters, texts, voice mails, etc. etc. Some of these can be automatically deleted. Make sure they are preserved.
  5. Hire a lawyer. If you cannot afford a lawyer, contact your local public defender's office.  Some PD offices will talk to you before charges are filed.  Others will not.  If you can afford one, do it IMMEDIATELY.

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Eric Chase

Eric Chase is the founding partner and chief counsel of the The Criminal Defense Group.  As Chief Counsel of the firm, Mr. Chase oversees the teams of attorneys responsible for all aspects of The Group's legal matters around the country.

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