Ohio criminal defense attorney Brian Joslyn explains defending a sex offense accusation when there is no physical evidence of a sex crime. Joslyn Criminal Defense Law Firm is experienced in representing those accused of a sex crime throughout Ohio. If you or a loved one has been arrested or is under investigation for a crime, please call us at (614) 444-1900 or submit an online contact form to request a free and confidential consultation to discuss your case with one of our attorneys.
It’s fairly uncommon for sex crime cases to have very much physical evidence. It is pretty rare to have DNA, it’s rare to have witnesses, it’s rare to have anything but the accusation from a person. Which makes these cases very difficult, and always begs the common question by clients: “how can I be charged, there’s o physical evidence, I didn’t do this”. It’s unfortunate to tell you, that is enough to criminally charge you if believed. It’s enough to criminally convict you if a jury believes that statement beyond a reasonable doubt. And I think a common shock and awe that my clients get, is that they cannot believe that this entire case is based just solely on one person’s words. But that is absolutely the reality, that is absolutely the truth. They are not strong cases for prosecutors, they are not strong cases for defense attornies, in many ways, these are coin flip cases. These cases come down to he said she said statements. But just know, I am very experienced, I know what to do in these circumstances. You need to listen to me and let me guide you through this.