Dallas Sexual Assault Attorney

Sex Offense Lawyer Sally Goodman

Some people think it’s unusual that a woman is one of the top sex offense lawyers in Dallas. Sally Goodman has used her attention to detail, commitment to people’s civil rights and decades of experience with sex crime cases to build her reputation as a Dallas sexual assault attorney that shapes a vigorous defense for every client. As a former felony prosecutor and board-certified criminal defense attorney, Sally Goodman has heard it all before.

“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 Goodman

Accusations often affect the reputation of the person charged, but at the end of the day, an accusation is just that. It doesn’t mean you are guilty. Many sexual accusations are manipulations of the system, a call for attention or aimed at getting the accused in trouble because of a disagreement. The attitudes of the public towards sex offenses intimidate some lawyers who consistently choose to push for plea bargains rather than going to trial. Sometimes this is the best course of action, but in many cases a trial may be in the accused best long-term interest. Sally Goodman does not simply give into scare tactics when it comes to defending those accused of sex crimes. She will explain your options thoroughly and if necessary, fight for you in state or federal court.

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Dallas Sexual Assault Attorney

Sex Offense Lawyer Sally Goodman

Some people think it’s unusual that a woman is one of the top sex offense lawyers in Dallas. Sally Goodman has used her attention to detail, commitment to people’s civil rights and decades of experience with sex crime cases to build her reputation as a Dallas sexual assault attorney that shapes a vigorous defense for every client. As a former felony prosecutor and board-certified criminal defense attorney, Sally Goodman has heard it all before.

“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 Goodman

Accusations often affect the reputation of the person charged, but at the end of the day, an accusation is just that. It doesn’t mean you are guilty. Many sexual accusations are manipulations of the system, a call for attention or aimed at getting the accused in trouble because of a disagreement. The attitudes of the public towards sex offenses intimidate some lawyers who consistently choose to push for plea bargains rather than going to trial. Sometimes this is the best course of action, but in many cases a trial may be in the accused best long-term interest. Sally Goodman does not simply give into scare tactics when it comes to defending those accused of sex crimes. She will explain your options thoroughly and if necessary, fight for you in state or federal court.

Defense Against Federal And State Sex Offense Charges

Many criminal offenses can be moved into federal court, even if the charges originally started on a state level, but some sexual offenses are more likely to move into federal court than other. 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. On top of the court appointed punishments, people convicted of sex offenses have the additional burden of being asked to register as a sex offender. 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.

Sally Goodman defends individuals charged with the following sex offenses:

  1. Failure to register as a sex offender
  2. Public lewdness
  3. Indecent exposure
  4. Prostitution and solicitation
  5. Rape/date rape
  6. Statutory rape
  7. Sexual assault
  8. Aggravated sexual assault
  9. Computer crimes
  10. Sexting
  11. Child pornography/Internet solicitation of a child
  12. Indecency with a child
  13. Child molestation
  14. Improper relationship between educator and student
  15. Continuous sexual abuse of young child or children

Former Felony Prosecutor

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.

“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.”

As a former Felony Prosecutor, Sally Goodman is familiar with the tools and tactics used to build a case around an accusation. Sally uses her experience to create more solid defense cases for her clients and takes advantage of many tools to get at the truth. She utilizes polygraph tests to establish what is true and 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. Accused of a sex crime in Dallas? Contact board certified sex offense defense attorney Sally Goodman immediately at 214-748-3230, or write to her about your problem online.

325 North St. Paul Street
Suite 2030
Dallas, TX 75201