The relationship between doctor and patient is built on the premise of trust. However, when a doctor finds oneself on the wrong end of an accusation of violating that trust, then his or her whole professional and personal life can be profoundly affected. One Bremerton physician is currently being held in jail after allegations of sex crimes were lodged against him.
Being convicted of a crime is a devastating moment. What could only be worse would be to have a conviction based on false criminal charges. One Washington man who has served almost 20 years may know this miscarriage of justice first hand.
The potential ramifications of a criminal accusation can be far reaching. If the state gains a conviction on serious charges, the affected person's life may be irrevocably changed. Recently, six individuals in Washington were arrested and charged with sex crimes allegations.
According to one family's account, their daughter was sexually assaulted during a field trip in 2012. Recently, parents, and others, from the same school staged a protest lamenting what they believe to be a delay of action on the part of the school administrators in investigating the rape allegations. Furthermore, no criminal charges resulted after the Washington incident was reported.
This past spring, a disturbed young man decided to strike back at random women for perceived slights he had suffered in life. While there may never be an opportunity to discover why the man felt compelled to act as he did, Federal authorities have now arrested a Washington student whom they claim was making similar threats. The 23-year-old man is now facing several criminal charges in connection to these allegations.
When an individual in Washington or any other state in the United States is facing charges related to child porn, it is not uncommon for them to be treated like pedophiles. These types of allegations create a chaos in the community. This is especially true when child pornography accusations are made against a leader of the community, such as a police officer.
Threats of violence in school are always taken very seriously. Even when a student makes an off-hand remark or a comment in the heat of the moment, it could result in very serious consequences. As a result, a young person could face years of legal challenges if they are involved in this kind of scenario.
Serious charges can also come with serious penalties if an accused person is convicted of allegations leveled against them. Fortunately, individuals have rights that allow them to be formally charged in court and have the ability to present a criminal defense if they so choose. Depending on the circumstances of a party's situation, there could be various legal options to explore.