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Guilty Until Proven Innocent? Sex Crimes and Witch Hunts

Brian J Smith Dec. 7, 2012

Our legal system clearly states that every person is innocent in the eyes of the law until proven otherwise. However, in reality, things don’t always work the way they should. Take a serious offense, like a sex crime, and you see how quickly the standards change. Often times, the accusation is as bad as the crime itself, and unfortunately for those accused, there is not much they can do about it on their own. It’s sad but true; there are numerous cases of men who unfortunately share the same name as a wanted sex offender.

Sex crimes: the other "Red Scare."

That was certainly the case for a San Antonio man by the name of Jose Hernandez, who was mistakenly arrested for misconduct with a child. It turns out that Mr. Hernandez just happened to be unlucky enough to share the same first and last name as the real criminal. Although he was released about a month later, he spent a total or around $25,000 in bail and fees. These cases of mistaken identity nightmares can ruin lives unless you have someone willing to fight for you. A sex crimes attorney is your best chance to get your life back after being accused of a sex crime. To find an attorney in Las Vegas, contact Brian J. Smith at (702) 380-8248.