A Comprehensive Defense Against Sexual Assault Allegations

A Myrtle Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer With
Experience Defend Against Serious Sex Assault Charges

All sex-based criminal charges are serious, and as a seasoned Myrtle Beach criminal defense lawyer, I have nearly a decade of experience defending against such serious felony charges. I know that society rushes to judgement when it hears about a sex crime allegation and quickly developed a "mob mentality" against the person accused of committing a crime involving sexual conduct.

If you or a loved one is facing a serious sexual assault felony charge and the possibility of significant time incarcerated, please do not hesitate to start consulting with criminal defense lawyers. Many times, getting a lawyer involved early on in a serious case can end up making a big difference in the end. Often it is necessary to involve other experts to both reinvestigate the allegations and provide other valuable services to the person accused. Allowing time to slip by before building the best defense possible never helps the outcome of a case.

The rest of this page is devoted to information about several, but not all, sexual assault crimes under South Carolina law. If at any time I can be of assistance, please contact my criminal defense practice.

All Allegations of Sexual Abuse Require a Committed Defended

Often the alleged victims in sexual assault cases appear to be very vulnerable. The police seem especially prone to believe a victim's account and eager to bring the victim and his or her family some level of closure by making an arrest as quickly as possible.

In the process, investigations sometimes get rushed:  stories are not corroborated, lose ends are not tied up and potential alibis are not explored. The result can be a rush to judgement that overlooks or misinterprets key information.

As serious as these charges are, any possible defenses exist. Some of the most common are:

• nothing ever happened (i.e. the story is fabricated),
• mistaken identity (i.e. another person committed the act), and
• the encounter was fully consensual (i.e. remorse or vengeance as a motivating factor).

The absolute best course of action when faced with even the possibility of being charged with a sex-based crime is to contact a criminal defense lawyer immediately. Never, ever agree to speak to the police alone. Even if they try to assure that you are not a suspect, it is a mistake each and every time someone talks to the police without a criminal defense lawyer present. As noted elsewhere, law enforcement investigators are trained professionals who know how to conduct interrogations and you likely will not be able to outmaneuver them during an interview. Remain silent instead and contact a Myrtle Beach criminal defense lawyer. 

Sexual assault cases often require defense lawyers to work with licensed private investigators and other experts to reinvestigate and understand the components of a serious sexual assault case. This gives the ability to expose flaws in the government's case from many different angles including, but not limited to:

  • forensic analysis,
  • witness statements,
  • witness recollection,
  • hidden motivations,
  • eyewitness testimony, and
  • event reconstruction.

Sexual assault cases require a serious defense and do not simply go away by themselves. You need a Myrtle Beach criminal defense lawyer who knows how to properly collect the police evidence and analyze all of the parties involved in the case. You need an advocate who can provide you with quality representation.

Are You or a Loved One Facing a Serious Felony Charge?

Don't hesitate to contact a Myrtle Beach criminal defense lawyer. Hard work must be put in at the very beginning of a serious case, and the time that passes between an arrest and a consultation can negatively impact the end result. All consultations at Hiller Law Firm, PC are entirely free and completely confidential.