Sexual Assault and Indecency Cases
Brian Corrigan shares his thoughts on a Super Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child case in which he achieved a verdict of Not Guilty:
“In 2015, I met my client who was accused of molesting his 5 year old daughter, a charge that carried 25-Life with no parole if he was convicted. He had never been in trouble in his life and had older grown children who had no problems of any kind. The case wreaked of a false accusation, but the child’s accusation was still present and unexplainable in the beginning. Over months, I combed through medical and psychological records and years of text messages between the victim’s mother and my client during their separation. Over time, I identified a pattern of highly suggestive and improper questioning of the child in the records in conjunction with irritation, jealousy, and anger of the mother when my client began a new relationship. In the end, the jury agreed that my client was innocent after a week-long trial in Rockwall in 2016.”
If you are charged with a sexual offense against a child or an adult by force or exploitation, you are looking at the stiffest punishment that the law will allow outside of capital punishment. These are aggravated offenses that have strict parole eligibility requirements not to mention that even a deferred probation means being a registered sex offender.
As a former Dallas County Felony Chief Prosecutor and Dallas County Child Abuse Prosecutor, Brian Corrigan understands how the government will build the case against you having tried countless cases like these over the last two decades. He knows where to attack the evidence in a jury trial. He is in an elite class of lawyers who have tried these cases and actually won them! If a lawyer has not won a case like this, they will not tell you. Corrigan has won cases like this as a prosecutor AND as a defense lawyer. You must have this kind of know-how on your side.
In some cases, particularly in bogus accusations, a quick and aggressive gathering of information can be presented to law enforcement and prosecutors before any charges are even filed. This can sometimes lead to the charges being dropped or to the Grand Jury "No-Billing" the case. A No-Bill effectively ends the prosecution. Corrigan will work with you to decide which strategy best fits your case. Corrigan has been able to get cases thrown out at Grand Jury in this many before, but in other cases law enforcement can never be convinced and a trial is inevitable.
In some cases, guilt is not only obvious but inevitable. You need to hear this from your attorney before you hear it from a jury giving you the absolute maximum sentence. This is sometimes a tough reality that must be dealt with early so that everything possible can be done to minimize the punishment. Some lawyers do not want to give bad news to their clients. Corrigan believes that giving a client an honest assessment of the case without pulling punches. Corrigan believes clients deserve to be shot straight. Handling a case is about understanding risk and decisions of risk should be made by the client.
Of course, this is different from shying away from a fight, once the client has made the decision to fight the case, they will not get better advocacy in the courtroom than from Brian Corrigan. Corrigan’s reputation in the legal community as a trial lawyer is outstanding. His level of preparation and his efforts in the courtroom are relentless.
My practice in this area encompasses the following crimes:
- Aggravated Sexual Assault
- Sexual Assault
- Sexual Assault by Mental Health or Health Care Services Provider
- Sexual Assault by Clergymen
- Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
- Sexual Assault of a Child
- Indecency with a Child
- Possession of Child Pornography