May 30, 2014 As criminal defense experts, the Nahajski Law Firm wants to offer some critical information to help people avoid this type of horrific crime. How to Protect Yourself from Falling Victim to Any Type of Sexual Offense Even though sexual offenses occur to people who have seemingly taken every precaution to avoid them, there are several things you can do that will improve the likelihood you will not become a victim: Always be cognizant of what is happening around you, including other people’s behaviors – if something does not feel right, listen to your intuition and be prepared to take some kind of action. Plan ahead, especially when you’re alone whether it is daylight or dark, think about “what if” situations. Many sexual offenses take place in broad daylight when a victim is caught off guard. Play the scenario over in your mind as to how, what, when, and where, and pre-determine your actions. When going for a jog or walk, even in daylight, avoid an isolated area, even if you’re in a park that highly populated, since people are easily distracted and may not realize you’re in trouble. If you have a dog, try to take your pet with you when you’re walking or jogging. The exercise will be good for both of you, and sexual offenders look for easy prey with no baggage attached. Your pet just might be the baggage they want to avoid. Walk as if you “own the place.” Sexual offenders normally avoid people who look as if they would put up a fight. Never walk or jog with headphones; doing so prevents your knowing when someone is sneaking up behind you. ALWAYS make sure you carry your cell phone with you. Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer Contact the Nahajski Law Firm to meet with our sex crimes defense lawyer for additional questions regarding sex crimes defense.