Sex Crimes Attorney in Cleveland, Ohio

What advice do you have for people charged with a sex crime?

Cleveland, OH criminal defense attorney Jay Milano gives his advice for people charged with a sex crime.

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i’ve been a criminal defense lawyer now
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for a long time
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uh 40 years my father was a criminal
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defense lawyer
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for equally as long and we worked
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together in all of that experience
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the only place where you can often or
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almost
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likely will find innocent people is when
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people are charged with sex crimes
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because the world is hysterical america
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is hysterical about sex
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and people are afraid that uh if we ever
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give anybody a break and they turn out
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to actually
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be this sort of evil person and
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understand if you’re committing sex
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crimes you are an evil person that’s not
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what i’m suggesting
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but people are afraid to say all right
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fine maybe these allegations aren’t
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right
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you know sometimes allegations come out
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of divorce and those allegations
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very often are more driven by the
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divorce than by evidence
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but the advice to the person is first
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as soon as that accusation comes out
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you’ve been hit by an axe
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and it’s never going to heal that scar
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will not heal
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and second understand that you’re going
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to wake up in the middle of the night
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and you can tell this to almost any
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client but especially in sex crimes
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you’re going to wake up in the middle of
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the night the light bulb is going to go
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on in your mind and this is what you’re
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going to think about
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so it’s a matter of perseverance it’s a
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matter of how difficult it is
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that’s the advice that you’re going to
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survive this you’re going to get through
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it
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um but expect it to be long and
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difficult and expect a world like you
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cannot imagine
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but in the end it’s going to be okay i
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mean there most all of them
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uh most certainly almost every one
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of the people that are innocent or their
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cases blown out of proportion
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something happened but nowhere near like
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what they’re accused of
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those people come out fine but it takes
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a lot of time and a lot of work and a
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lot of perseverance on the part of the
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client and their family and the lawyers

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