Anyone who is arrested or is even being investigated for a sex crime will understand that cards are already stacked against him or her. It is not only police and prosecutors that make assumptions about a sex crime defendant, but also friends and even family as well. Being charged with a sexual offense is a battle both in a out of the courtroom, and it is absolutely imperative to have someone in your corner no matter what the accusations may be to protect your freedom and your reputation. We have seen first hand just how damaging a simple accusation can be to a defendant. In most cases, police will hesitate to make an arrest when the only evidence that is initially presented is an accusation. But in a sex case, police will hesitate to not make an arrest. This is just the reality of defending a sex case, and you have to have a lawyer that understands this, and is ready to take on these challenges. Defending a sex case requires that a defense lawyer be totally committed to achieving the best possible result for the client regardless of what it takes. You cannot afford to retain a lawyer that is afraid to prepare a vigorous cross examination of a sympathetic victim. The Constitution affords all defendants the right to competent and effective counsel, and this is never more important that in defending a sex crime. Baltimore sex crimes lawyer Benjamin Herbst has successfully handled rape charges, sexual abuse of a minor, 3rd degree sex offense and 4th degree sex offense cases in numerous Maryland jurisdictions. He has also won jury trials involving human trafficking, prostitution and sexual solicitation of a minor, and is ready to take on the state or federal government in your case. Contact The Herbst Firm for a free consultation about your case and let us prove to you that we have what it takes to defend your rights and your freedom.