The most important things that a criminal defense attorney can provide to a Kansas City resident accused of sex crimes are: 1) an in-depth knowledge of the law; 2) a familiarity with the court in which the crimes are being tried; and 3) a familiarity with the judges and prosecuting attorneys involved in the matter. However, there is another thing that is vital to the success of every sex crimes defense case, and this is something that we feel is very important at Kelly, Symonds, & Reed, LLC. Nevertheless, not all defense attorneys in Missouri are able to provide it.
This missing element is, in so many words, the sanctity of the attorney-client relationship. When an individual accused of a sex crime comes to a criminal defense attorney for support, that person is likely to be extremely embarrassed and sensitive about the charges that he or she has been accused of. As such, this person needs to be supported by his or her legal counsel in a way that is completely free of judgment. At Kelly, Symonds, & Reed, LLC, our mission is to always provide a "judgment free zone" to our clients, so they feel safe to discuss the cases with us in caring and completely professional context.