Why Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney to Defend Against Civil Sexual Abuse Allegations?

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Since the Child Victims Act went live in New York, residents have made hundreds of claims of childhood sexual abuse. While there is nothing wrong with seeking justice for a past wrong, few are talking about the representation and rights of the accused.

However, The Law Office of Eric K. Schillinger is here to do just that.

In today’s post, we will explain why hiring a criminal defense attorney is a smart choice for those facing civil sexual abuse allegations.

Experience with Client Defense

A criminal defense attorney has experience representing clients accused of criminal acts. While a civil defender may have more experience with civil lawsuit claims, he or she may have no experience representing clients accused of criminal misconduct.

This is a big deal because, although these are civil matters, the accused needs representation that can defend against criminal allegations.

Therefore, it’s better to hire someone who has experience with criminal defense as opposed to civil experience (but attorney Eric K. Schillinger has experience with both!)

Experience with Sex Crime-Related Cases

Criminal defense attorneys have experience representing clients facing charges for sex crimes. Sex crime defense is a delicate matter that should rest in the hands of a professional, but a civil lawsuit defender may have no experience representing those accused of sex crimes.

Therefore, civil defenders may make mistakes during Child Victims Act claims due to their inexperience with sex crime cases.

Need Experienced Criminal Defense for your Child Victims Act Case?

If you or a loved one are facing accusations under the Child Victims Act, you have the right to seek out experienced defense for your case. Schillinger & Associates, PLLC. offers free consultations for all potential clients, which means help is just a phone call away.

Call (518) 413-0889 now for a free consultation for your case.