Sexual harassment charges can come with incredibly serious consequences that can impact your life. If you are being wrongfully accused of sexual harassment, it is essential to obtain the services of a criminal defense attorney to represent you throughout the case. I have the expertise necessary to ensure that you receive the appropriate guidance throughout your sexual harassment charge. When you are facing a sexual harassment charge, it is important to contact me at Zachary C. Holbrook, P.C. for the right services. Here are a few of the things that you need to know about sexual harassment charges.
When Sexual Harassment is Considered a Crime
Sexual harassment charges are across a wide spectrum and there are often different consequences to consider for the various types. In some situations, the charge will result in detrimental action in the workplace, while other situations may actually be considered a criminal charge.
It is important to understand which types of sexual harassment can be considered a crime, because these situations will certainly require the services of a criminal defense attorney. Rape, assault and battery, stalking, pornography dealing with children in any way, and some forms of bullying will fall under the criminal category. False imprisonment is another charge that is usually considered a crime. This is essentially when you limit the freedom of another person, such as restricting their movement or physically restraining them.
Behaviors that may be Considered Sexual Harassment
Though the previous activities are those that are often consider criminal offenses, there are more behaviors that can be considered sexual harassment in the workplace. Though it is possible that there won’t be criminal charges for these behaviors, it is still possible that you will face substantial consequences in the workplace following these charges.
Some of these behaviors include using offensive gestures or language, making jokes of a sexual nature, discussing sexual activities, or even commenting on the appearance of another person. In addition, any touching that is unwelcome, especially of an inappropriate nature, can be sexual harassment. Quid pro quo situations, essentially offering a promotion or job security in exchange for sex, are also considered sexual harassment.
Understand the Severity of your Situation
Any sexual harassment charge is important to take seriously. These actions can have serious legal ramifications in your life. They can impact your capacity to get a job in a particular field or result in many other extreme situations.
For example, certain sexual harassment charges could result in the possibility of you being required to register as a sex offender.
Also, your charge may possibly include a protective order against you, which could keep you from obtaining or maintaining a concealed weapons permit. When you are aware of the severity of your situation, you will take the appropriate steps to receive guidance and protection through this situation. I can provide you with the appropriate criminal defense services to guide you through this process.
Hire an Experienced Attorney
An experienced attorney can make a substantial difference to the outcome of your situation. Since sexual harassment charges can have such severe consequences, it is extremely important to ensure that you work with an experienced professional to help you achieve the best possible outcome. I have experience in a broad array of criminal defense cases, which can help you to receive the right guidance through your charge.
Compile a List of Witnesses
Witnesses can be extremely beneficial to protect you through your process. If you have anyone that would serve as a witness, either as a character witness or a witness of the event you are being charged with, you will want to create a list. It will be beneficial to list their names and contact information to help expedite the process.
Evidence is a critical component of your charge. When you are facing a sexual harassment charge, it will be incredibly important to ensure that you gather as much evidence as possible for your situation. This may include a wide array of items, such as emails, videos, text messages, and more. I can help to provide you with further guidance regarding the evidence that you should focus on compiling to prepare for your case.
Researching sexual harassment charges can be incredibly beneficial in helping you throughout this process. This will help to ensure that you know what to expect during your sexual harassment case. Asking me questions about what may happen during your particular case can go a long way toward increasing your preparation and helping to protect you throughout your case.
Sexual harassment cases can lead to severe consequences. Due to the enormity of these situations, it is absolutely critical to work with an experienced attorney to make it through your case. I offer representation for your sexual harassment case to ensure that you can achieve the best possible outcome. For more information about the right steps to take when you are facing a sexual harassment charge, contact me today!