Jacksonville’s citizens sometimes, like many, make poor decisions about who they associate and what activities they participate in. However, those decisions do not mean that one should be the victim of not only the effects of the activity, but also a victim of the State’s prosecution for a crime one has already been punished enough for. One in this situation should obtain an experienced attorney to fight for one’s case and ensure one’s rights are protected.
According to Southern Maryland News, James Russell Johnson of North Beach, Maryland, has been arrested on a warrant for failing to notify law enforcement that he had moved out of Calvert County. In 2007, Johnson pled guilty in Calvert County District Court to a fourth-degree sex offense and a second-degree assault, for which he received a five-year suspended jail sentence. Johnson will not be charged federally for interstate sex offender violations.
Jacksonville sexual battery crimes typically involve an accused party who is felt by many to be a menace to society. However, most of the people that are accused of sexual battery crimes were caught in an unlawful situation that they would never become involved in again.
Many times in Jacksonville, an accused party may have received word about a warrant for their arrest being issued and will attempt to evade the police. This action may seem beneficial in the beginning; however, eventually the police will find one and attempt to make sure that one suffers for being on the run for so long. Unfortunately, many Judges may feel the same way when convicting one with an outstanding warrant.
Fortunately, one does have an option for relief when one does know about an outstanding warrant on them. As soon as one becomes aware of such warrant, one should contact an experienced attorney who can work with the Judge to recall the warrant in exchange for appearance for court. Many times, when one’s case is pled to a Judge who sees a remorseful accused party, one’s punishment often times is extremely small or nonexistent.
One does have options for a better and quicker experience going through the legal system and coming out of the other side as a free citizen again. In many situations, and contrary to popular belief, many times it is better to turn one’s self in to the authorities. In this case, if Johnson would have obtained an experienced attorney, Some punishments are mandatory by statute; others are discretionary by the court. Sometimes one will serve time even after turning oneself in. However, the safest and most sincere appearing to the court is to surrender oneself as soon as you hear of the warrant.
Many times throughout Jacksonville, accused parties face charges they never knew of and warrants they never thought would be out on them, and because of their lack of knowledge, they suffer at the hands of a very powerful state operated legal system. Fortunately, one does not have to fight the battle for one’s freedom alone. If one obtains an experienced Jacksonville sex crimes defense attorney to fight the case and ensure one’s rights are protected, one can be sure that one will know one’s rights, know what the prosecution and police have access to, and will be able to make sure that wrongfully obtained evidence will not be used against one.
The Forbess Law Firm has been aiding clients who face criminal charges in Jacksonville for more than a decade and are here to provide aggressive criminal defense to anyone accused of a crime. If you or a loved one require a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer, contact our firm today. We are available through our website or by calling us at 904-634-0900.
Additional Source: Calvert County Sex Offender Facing Federal Charges, Southern Maryland News