There is no area
of law where the public, the courts and the government has taken a harder
line than that of sex crimes. Juries are more conviction prone in this
area than any other type of accusation. The legislature has enacted
rules of evidence which disenfranchise the defense and effectively lower
the burden of proof , and prosecutors have as tools provisions mandating
long, draconian sentences without affording the courts the discretion
to afford any relief.
If you stand accused of committing a sex-related crime, you have to
be smart; you need an effective attorney who can apply the experiences
of defending numerous cases, who knows the sources of relief available
to you and the unique circumstances which you presently face. Do not
wait until you are standing in a courtroom to hire an attorney.
My name is Jeff Hayden, and I am in my twentieth year of practicing
law. I have handled thousands of cases involving allegations of sex
crimes ranging from misdemeanor sexual battery to child molesting. I
have worked with experts throughout the nation, and have remained current
with both the new defenses and technology available to assist in your
Anyone can be accused at any time, but it takes a smart, experienced
lawyer to apply the best possible defense. Sometimes this may mean taking
the case to trial. Other times, it may mean making motions, conducting
a thorough investigation or simply looking for a way to explain your
In evaluating your case, I will take into account all that led to the
incident in a culturally relevant manner. It may be that you were falsely
accused, or that you have a defense, justification or excuse. There
may be facts in mitigation – reasons the offense, even if true,
should not be treated harshly. Finally, there may be a need to make
the focus not just what happened, but who was involved: I can present
you as a person to the court and prosecution alike.
Please feel free to contact my law office so that I can give you a free
consultation regarding the charges you are facing. I will not be judgmental,
but will explore all possibilities to achieve the best outcome possible.