As recent news has shown, people can be accused in crimes involving sexual abuse, sexual perversion or acts involving claims or allegations of sexual harassment. These claims are generally brought in the interest of seeking a civil case after the disposition of any type of criminal finding whether it be disorderly conduct, harassment or other findings of wrongdoing. One must protect both his/her penal and civil interests. Many clients come to me after they have taken a violation plea and find themselves entangled in massive civil litigation seeking huge sums of money based upon what they had perceived as an innocuous or minor infraction in an attempt to mitigate a criminal case and not incur huge legal bills. One must always consider the civil ramifications of any criminal plea as many criminal attorneys do not practice civil law as well and find that they are unable to help their clients after a criminal plea has been resolved and they are put in a precarious and financially depleted condition. Once a criminal plea is taken it cannot be undone and it can be used as an automatic basis for a default judgment without necessity of trial based upon that criminal plea.
Always protect your interests and seek an attorney who is well versed in the law and can protect all of your interests and not just one issue.
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