Peoria Rape and Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer
Anyone who's ever been accused of rape, sexual assault or another sexual offense understands that both freedom and reputation are at stake. An accusation can not only lead to prison but may also forever affect future employment and personal relationships and necessitate registration on a sex offender registry.
If you have been accused of rape, sexual assault or another sexual offense, contact The Law Offices of Maureen Williams. Maureen Williams, who has more than 18 years of experience as a sex crimes and rape defense attorney, offers vigorous legal representation to clients in Peoria and throughout Illinois.
The Law Office of Maureen Williams represents individuals accused of several types of sexual offenses:
- Statutory rape
- Date rape
- Criminal sexual assault
- Sexual conduct with a minor
- Child pornography
- Indecent exposure
It is important that anyone under investigation for one of these crimes hire an experienced sex crimes and rape defense attorney as soon as possible. An attorney who is experienced in this field can provide sound advice on whether to make any statements to the police and may even be able to help the client avoid charges altogether.
If charges have been filed, an experienced criminal defense attorney may be able to persuade the prosecutor to reduce them to a less serious charge or negotiate a favorable plea bargain. She prepares each case as if it is heading straight to trial. Ms. Williams believes she cannot adequately engage in plea negotiations with the prosecutor unless she knows every detail and facts of your case, as well as every strength and weakness.
If the case is one that will be tried, an attorney with experience in the defense of people accused of sexual crimes will aggressively review witness testimony, analyze DNA evidence and determine whether the chain of custody is in question, and raise any other applicable defenses.
Again, Attorney Maureen Williams always prepares each case for trial. She believes that no great advantage or result can be gained unless she knows every fact prior to any negotiation session with the prosecutor. She consistently and relentlessly points out to the prosecutor any flaws in the prosecutor's case. Attorney Maureen Williams takes her role as an advocate seriously. She understands that she cannot argue your case to the judge unless she knows every aspect of it.
For more information, fill out our online contact form or call The Law Offices of Maureen Williams at 309-740-9112 or, toll free, at 866-321-5228.