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Allegations of sex crimes are enough to stigmatize anyone for life. Teachers are especially vulnerable, since even the mere mention of the fact that a sex offense may have been committed may prevent them from obtaining and maintaining employment in the future. If you are a teacher who has been accused of a
sexually-related crime, protect yourself by enlisting the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney.
I'm Robert Fickman and I have been helping accused teachers defend themselves for over 29 years. Teachers are especially vulnerable to sex offense accusations and suffer greatly from them as they may be prevented from having any contact with children if convicted, preventing them from obtaining employment in their career field. Some of the types of charges that accused teachers often face include:
- Indecency with a child
- Child pornography
- Online solicitation of a child
- Statutory rape
- Sexual assault
- Child molestation
In many school settings where allegations of sexual misconduct occur, these allegations often turn out to be false. A student may be alleging misconduct to cover up his or her own misdeeds or to lash out against a teacher whom they feel has wronged them. Retaliation is the most common reason for false accusations to
As part of handling your case, I utilize my vast experience as a defense attorney to conduct thorough criminal investigation of all aspects of your situation. It is important that we gather all evidence that pertains to the case and/or accusations. All evidence is examined and further explored, if necessary. I gather all witness statements and see that there is a full background check conducted on the victim and his or her family members. Something that may seem minor at first may become a key piece of evidence in the case. I maintain detailed records in order to ensure that your case is in order and I can build an effective defense.
If you are a teacher accused of a sex crime, take immediate action to protect your job and your future. Contact Robert Fickman.