There are aspects of human behavior and human thought considered so morally reprehensible that most people are unable to even discuss them objectively. High on the list of taboo topics is pedophilia. While it is rarely discussed, it is heavily prosecuted if acted upon. Individuals charged with child sex crimes face harsh criminal punishments and public condemnation.
Cold cases are frustrating for law enforcement agencies and can be devastating to the families of victims. When a missing-persons case goes unsolved, for example, the family may suffer what has been called “dubious grief.” Until they see a body, they may not be able to accept that their loved one is gone.
Even if you’ve never had a run-in with law enforcement, you nonetheless have a vested interest in making sure that the criminal justice system is fair and unbiased. We all do, because any of us could find ourselves facing criminal charges someday. One example is a Wisconsin man facing drunk driving charges in Racine County. What makes this operating-while-intoxicated case particularly noteworthy is the fact that the defendant happens to be the district attorney.
If you have been arrested and/or charged with a crime, you have a lot to lose. Many defendants make the mistake of thinking they don’t need an experienced criminal defense attorney because the charges against them are relatively small.