A sex offense charge can be paralyzing. The mere names of such offenses—Rape, Rape of a Child, Child Molestation, Commercial Sexual Abuse of a Minor, Possession of Child Pornography, Indecent Liberties—instill a type of immediate fear that is categorically different than that associated with most other criminal allegations. There is good reason for this difference. In a sex offense prosecution, the potential penalties are imposing to say the least: indeterminate sentencing up to life in prison, sex offender registration of up to lifelong duration, permanent loss of professional licenses and certificates, permanent loss of custody of a child, lifetime community custody (formerly known as probation) . . . the list goes on and on.
Every sex offense case starts with an accusation. The first critical question is “why would the alleged victim make such a terrible allegation in the first place if it wasn’t true?” Casey Stamm has uncovered the answer to this question many times, for many different clients, in many different circumstances. Sometimes the answer is relatively simple, perhaps the alleged victim is a mixed up teenager who made a decision she or he now very much regrets and has convinced herself, or himself, it must have been rape even though it was anything but. Often the answer is much more complex, perhaps the alleged victim is a deeply troubled child moved to make the allegation by a combination of a well-meaning counselor and a not-so-well-meaning parental influence.
Casey Stamm is not afraid to aggressively take on sex offense accusations. In these and many other circumstances, Casey Stamm has helped many clients move from the paralysis often brought by the initial allegation to a focused plan of action that gets results.