Sex crimes include crimes such as Sexual Battery or Rape, Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Minor or Statutory Rape, Molestation, and Sexual Activity with Children under Sixteen years of age. These charges are prosecuted by the state with the utmost vigilance. Unfortunately, the presumption of innocence is difficult to maintain in these cases. Therefore, it is essential to obtain capable representation in such matters immediately upon the review of the allegation by the State. Having private counsel that will be proactive in sharing your side of the story with the State prior to their charging decision is invaluable to you. Waiting to retain counsel only increases the chances of serious charges being filed against you that may carry a prison sentence.