Federal Sex Crimes Defense Attorney
Mr. Dudley has selectively represented clients in certain types of sex-crime prosecutions. His experience has included defending against charges of forcible rape, drug-induced rape, solicitation of prostitution, and committing lewd and lascivious acts. He has handled, in a discretionary manner, some child molestation cases.
Through early and aggressive representation, Mr. Dudley has convinced prosecutors in several cases not to charge his clients after purported victims had made serious allegations against those clients. In other cases, he has successfully represented charged defendants by obtaining dismissals for them. And, in others he has obtained substantial reductions of their charges.
Sex Crimes Defended
- Solicitation of prostitution — These cases often involve sting operations using decoy police agents posing as prostitutes. While penalties often don’t go beyond fines or community service, the stigma and public humiliation involved call for a quick dismissal of the charges.
- Committing lewd and lascivious acts — These are accusations of illegal acts with the specific intent to arouse, appeal to, or gratify the sexual desires of either party involved. If the alleged act involves a child under the age of 14, there will always be felony charges. Conviction of this serious charge will result in jail time and registration as a sex offender.
- Drug-induced rape — Someone charged with drug-induced rape is accused of using drugs to lower the resistance of another person to a sexual assault. Commonly it’s claimed that drugs were slipped into a drink and the alleged victim wakes up with no memory of an assault or events leading up to an alleged assault. Federal laws call for penalties of up to 20 years if convicted for the intention of rape by distrusting a controlled substance without another person’s knowledge.
- Forcible rape — Refers to non-consensual sex that is committed by physical force or threat of injury. Penalties for conviction will vary depending on the unique aspects of a case, but can often include life in prison.
Consequences of Conviction
Most sex crime convictions mandate incarceration, substantial fines, a permanent criminal record, and registration as a sex offender. The loss of reputation, public exposure through media, difficulty finding housing, and inability to secure gainful employment can last a lifetime. In these cases it is absolutely imperative that you receive the best possible representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Mr. Dudley offers aggressive defense representation in cases involving sex crimes. He has represented individuals facing major criminal allegations in 36 different states, handled matters in both the trial and appellate courts, state and federal, and is admitted to the United States Supreme Court and seven federal circuit courts of appeal. To schedule an evaluation of your case, contact us today.
Sex Crimes Defense: Selected Case Results
- P. v. D.L.: Young African-American defendant was arrested after he and a friend had sex with a Caucasian girl, who claimed that the two of them raped her in the truck they were driving. Further investigation led to the defendant being charged with 17 additional rapes of over a two-year period. All of those victims either positively identified him as the perpetrator or said he resembled the rapist. By presenting evidence which cast great doubt on the Caucasian girl’s claim that the sex in the truck was non-consensual, and by developing a solid alibi defense to most of the other rape allegations, Attorney Dudley was able to obtain a DISMISSAL of all charges.
- .P v. L.K.: Defendant, age 32, was accused of repeatedly having sex with a 15-year-old boy and was facing multiple counts of statutory rape. Attorney Dudley retained a renowned forensic psychiatrist, whose services he has engaged several times, to evaluate the defendant and prepare a report. The final report presented the opinion that the defendant suffered from some severe psychological disorders . Based upon that report, Mr. Dudley was able to negotiate a plea bargain for PROBATION, with no jail time. At sentencing, the court expressed its anger at the negotiated disposition—asserting that a heterosexual man who had engaged in the same conduct with a girl of the victim’s age would have certainly gone to prison for a few years. Nevertheless, upon the defendant’s agreement to participate in community service, the court still imposed the sentence upon which the parties had agreed.
- Investigation of J.C.: J.C., a well-known agent in the entertainment industry, was investigated for allegedly raping a woman at his home. After conducting an independent investigation of the incident, Attorney Dudley was able to convince the prosecuting authorities that the sex had been consensual and, therefore, NO CHARGES were filed against his client.
- Investigation of R.A.: R.A. was accused of molesting a young girl. Attorney Dudley was able to convince prosecuting authorities to file NO CHARGES against his client.
- P. v. H.D.: Defendant was accused of molesting a young girl. During cross-examination at the preliminary hearing, Attorney Dudley was able to catch the youngster in numerous demonstrable lies. As a result, all charges against the defendant were eventually DISMISSED.
- P. v. H.J.: Defendant was arrested for soliciting prostitution. After developing an entrapment defense, Mr. Dudley was able to persuade prosecutors to DISMISS all charges against the defendant.
- P. v. U.N.: Defendant was charged with solicitation of prostitution. Although the charge carried mandatory jail time, Attorney Dudley was able to obtain for his client a sentence of PROBATION with no term of incarceration.
- S. v. C.S.: Defendant was an exotic dancer who was arrested at work for lewd conduct. Attorney Dudley developed a defense to the charge based upon the vague wording of the applicable statute. Consequently, the prosecutor eventually DISMISSED all charges against the defendant.