How Long Do Sex Crime Cases Take from Start to Finish?

Lee Berlin
The only practice in Oklahoma limited to servicing clients charged with sex crimes and crimes against children

How long will a sex crime case in Tulsa County take? That is a question I get asked every time I meet with a new client. “How long is this going to take to get resolved? I’m innocent. I have a life to get on with.” The frustrating answer is, on the short end about three to six months; on the long end, I’ve litigated cases that have gone on for three years. Three years! You got to have legs. It’s not a sprint; unfortunately, it’s a marathon. My clients have to have the emotional stability, the mental stability, and the physical stability. I tell them, “Let’s make sure that you stay healthy because this thing is not going to be over in just a short period of time—spiritual, mental, emotional, physical and financial stability for that long, long road that may, unfortunately, be in front of them.”