Why Your Family Law Attorney Is Not the Right Attorney for Your Spousal Rape criminal Case
You probably have a lawyer right now for the divorce or child custody matters. Good. Keep your divorce attorney working that angle and that body of law. Now, maybe your divorce lawyer has done some criminal work in the past—maybe even recently. However, charges of spousal rape are serious; they carry a possible sentence of five years to life in prison. You legitimately have a question whether or not your divorce lawyer is also the right lawyer for a rape case.
The politically correct answer is: Maybe, perhaps, it depends, or even a brief discussion about how that is an individual client determination. The truth: hell no. How the hell is a divorce attorney competent to handle this type of case? He isn’t. You need two lawyers.
Use the right tool for the job. I use a multi-disciplinary approach to these cases. I make certain my client has a divorce lawyer for the divorce and child custody matters; employment law attorneys for any adverse actions in the workplace; civil rights or personal injury attorneys for law enforcement’s heavy-handed tactics; and psychologists, psychiatrists, and other experts necessary to treat not only the client’s legal problems, but the whole person.
In Oklahoma, although we do not have a state board of legal specialization, we certainly have lawyers who specialize in various types of cases and practice areas. We just don’t call it specialization, and we use words like dedicated, focused, exclusive, limited, directed, etc.
Considering you are facing five to life in prison for a sex crime and lifetime registration as an aggravated sex offender, it is highly recommended you hire the attorney who has dedicated and focused his practice exclusively to the limited area of sex crimes.
When you have a massive heart attack or stroke, you would not go to see your urologist just because he is currently treating you, graduated from medical school, and is licensed to practice medicine in Oklahoma. If you do, and his is so incompetent and unethical that he actually attempts to treat you, it will likely be your last bad decision. Ever.
Let Attorney Lee Berlin Build Your Defense Against Spousal Rape Charges
You get it. That is why you are here. Make another intelligent decision and get the exclusivity of a limited-practice attorney to work cooperatively with your divorce attorney for the comprehensive treatment of your legal needs. Call Lee Berlin today and schedule your initial client meeting and hire a professional to handle this issue.
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