Before entering private practice, attorney Jacquelyn Ford served for five years as an Oklahoma City public defender, defending thousands of people against criminal charges, including many sex crimes. In 2011, she received the Clarence Darrow Award, given by the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, for outstanding criminal defense work.
If you are convicted of a sex crime, you may have to register as a sex offender. Often, prosecutors do not offer a plea bargain that will allow you to avoid the registry entirely. This requires a strong defense from the beginning.