When people work in areas that are considered in the public or community spotlight, they are often subject to a higher level of scrutiny. Sometimes this can result in publicity of allegations, even before a person has a fair trial or change to defend themselves.
A soccer coach in New Jersey was recently arrested and charged with child pornography related charges. These sex crime related accusations can be detrimental to a person's reputation in New Jersey. While it is important in situations such as this one to be sensitive to any potential victims of a crime, it is important that people who are accused of such severe crimes have a chance to receive a fair trial.
The man in this case is in a position where he interacted with children as a soccer coach, which has resulted in increased criticism. The man has not yet been able to stand trial and defend himself, but damage to his reputation may have already occurred. Sometimes during cases such as this one, evidence is mixed up or improperly handled, which can result in a violation of the rights of the person being accused.
Any improper handling of evidence or violation of a person's rights could result in a wrongful conviction. A person who is accused of a crime or arrested might be wise to speak with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney. They can help a person charged with a sex crime or other offense understand and defend their rights. This can help the person receive a fair trial.
Source: CBS Philly, "NJ Soccer Coach Arrested, Charged For Allegedly Having Child Porn," May 16, 2013