Dallas Sex Offense Defense Attorney
Fort Worth Sex Crimes Lawyer Sally G. Goodman
Some people think it’s unusual that a woman is one of the top sex offense defense attorneys in Dallas. Former felony prosecutor Sally G. Goodman has heard it all before. As a board-certified criminal defense attorney with a special focus on sex crimes, Sally G. Goodman is second to none in the vigor of her defense, or in her commitment to people’s civil rights.
“Call it old-fashioned, but I believe our constitutional freedoms matter. If they don’t apply to people accused of these deeply unpopular crimes, they don’t apply to any of us.” — Attorney Sally G. Goodman
She defends individuals charged with:
- Prostitution and solicitation :- Rape
- Public lewdness/indecent exposure :- Statutory rape
- Child pornography/Internet solicitation of a child :- Date rape
- Indecency with a child :- Sexual assault
- Computer crimes :- Child molestation
- Sexual assault/aggravated sexual assault :- Failure to register as a sex offender
Defense Against Federal And State Sex Offense Charges
It is almost always better to be tried in state court than federal court. Sally Goodman works to get charges defined as state, not federal charges.
An accusation is just that, Goodman says. Many sexual accusations are manipulations of the system, to get attention or to show anger or get the accused in trouble. Many lawyers overlook this and plea bargain the charges down, even if you are innocent.
Former Felony Prosecutor
Sally Goodman uses many tools to get at the truth. She makes use of polygraph tests to establish what is true. She gets involved in examining trials and grand jury investigations, so she can get an early jump on the case. It is important to act early, she says, because once the district attorney gets the case, there can be limited access to evidence.
“People are often frightened when we first meet. I acknowledge the seriousness of the situation, then I tell them that the best defense is to go on offense.”
Avoiding Sex Offender Registration
Knowing that sex crimes are unpopular, lawmakers created sex offender registries to deepen the sense of shame and helplessness. Wherever possible, Sally Goodman fights to keep individuals, who have already suffered a great deal, from this additional pain.