Criminal conduct has the potential to result in very serious consequences for the individuals who get caught. This is particularly true for crimes involving sexual conduct. These types of crimes have the potential for penalties such as incarceration, counseling, limitations on where one may live or work, and may require a person to register as a sex offender. Sex offenses also carry a very negative social stigma, and can easily ruin a person's reputation within their community. The first thing a person accused of a sex crime should do is contact a Fairfax County criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Because the penalties associated with these types of crimes can be so serious, it is important to start preparing a defense immediately after allegations are levied. A criminal defense lawyer can help you mitigate any negative consequences or publicity you may receive as a result of accusations levied against you, and can help navigate this difficult time in your life.
Virginia authorities take allegations of sex crimes very seriously, as two men are likely soon to find out. According to a report at Fairfaxtimes.com, Fairfax County police are actively searching for two men who allegedly a abducted a Reston woman and sexually assaulted her. Police indicate that the 32-year-old woman was walking through an apartment complex just after 11 p.m. when a man grabbed her and forced her into a van where a second man was waiting. The attackers then drove the van to Emerald Heights Court where the alleged assault took place. The report indicates that the van used in the assault was similar to a Plymouth Voyager, and the police indicate that there was no color description given.
These are extremely serious allegations and could result in long term incarceration for the individuals who participated. If you are facing accusations of sexual misconduct, you need to consult with an attorney as soon as possible. There are several possible defenses an attorney may be able to raise to challenge allegations of sex crimes.