SEX CRIME DEFENSE
John Weichsel is a leading sex charges defense lawyer in Hackensack, New Jersey.
Bergen County criminal defense lawyer John Weichsel wants you to know that any criminal charge can turn your life upside down. But sex crime allegations can have a particularly devastating effect on your life, your relationships, your family, and your future. If you or someone you care about is facing a sex charge in New Jersey, or even if you think that you might be under investigation for a sex offense, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer. You need a trial lawyer with a record of results in helping people clear their names of sex charges. An attorney who has successfully defended men and women who have been accused, often falsely accused, of sex crimes, including sexual assault, Internet sex crimes, public lewdness, child pornography, child sexual abuse, and date rape.
No Matter What: Do Not Speak Without a Lawyer Present
Based in Hackensack, Attorney John Weichsel is an experienced New Jersey criminal defense lawyer serving the counties of northern New Jersey. For anyone under investigation or facing sex charges of any kind, Mr. Weichsel offers some advice: “You may be completely innocent of any crime. So you might think that you should have no problem if you agree to answer a few questions from Social Services personnel or the or the Assistant Prosecutor without counsel at your side. Don’t do it! Even if you are innocent, speaking without counsel could prove a fatal error. It could ruin your life. You have the right to refuse, and you should. No matter how innocent you are, calmly tell them that you will not answer any questions without your attorney present.”
The Consequences of Speaking Without a Lawyer Present
“Giving up your right to have a lawyer present to protect your rights, particularly in a sex case, could mean the difference between your case being dismissed or going to trial, or between you going free or you going to prison. Speaking without a lawyer could go so badly that you might have to register with authorities as a sex offender for the rest of your life, wherever you go,” Mr. Weichsel adds.
Exercise Your Right to Refuse a Polygraph
Perhaps the prosecutor will invite you to take a polygraph. You might think, Great. My innocence is a gold-plated guarantee that I will pass the lie detector test with flying colors. Not always. Mr. Weichsel advises you to never, ever take a polygraph unless your lawyer has had you polygraphed privately, first. He suggests that you politely refuse to take any polygraph tests offered to you free of charge by the District Attorney’s office.
John Weichsel Has a Record of Results in Sex Crimes Defense
Bergen County criminal defense lawyer John L. Weichsel has 30 years of experience in defending men and women of all ages in all types of cases involving sexual conduct. No matter what the charges are, no matter where the court, John Weichsel’s goal is always to protect your rights and to get you the most favorable results possible. Sex charges in New Jersey can include but are not limited to:
Aggravated Sexual Assault
Child Pornography, Possession
Internet Child Pornography
Internet Solicitation of a Minor
Rape (Sexual Assault in the First Degree)
Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
Sexual Exploitation of a Minor
Endangering the Welfare of a Child
Child Sexual Abuse
Lewdness and Indecent Exposure