San Diego Child Molestation Defense Lawyer
Accused of Child Molestation? Get Seasoned Counsel!
Child molestation is described as sexual abuse of a child by an adult, a significantly older person or by a person in a position of power or influence, such as member of the clergy, teacher, parent, or coach. Any activity meant for the sexual stimulation of the adult—hugging, kissing, touching, or other physical contact—are all classified as molestation when the activity does not include actual sexual penetration.
If you have been accused of any related offense, it is imperative that you seek the assistance of an experienced lawyer immediately. Our founding attorney is a highly skilled San Diego sex crime lawyer, and is a certified criminal law specialist and a former police detective, with over 30 years of experience in the criminal justice system. It is imperative that you have this level of knowledge of the justice system on your side if you are accused of child molestation.
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What Type of Penalties Am I Facing?
Depending upon the gravity of the charges, a person convicted of child molestation may face up to a lifetime in prison. Virtually any person who cares for or has contact with children on a regular basis may be at risk for being accused of child molestation. All it takes is one accusation from one person to begin an investigation and criminal proceedings that could potentially ruin your life.
Child molestation is a serious offense, carrying the following penalties:
- Restitution to victims
- Mandatory registration as a sex offender
- Social and employment implications
- Between 3 and 8 years in prison for a first offense
Sex crimes involving children usually draw a good deal of media attention, a level of prejudice against the defendant from jurors, and fierce prosecution from the State. You must have an equal level of legal skill to help you fight back! Get in touch with our criminal defense law firm today to learn more.
How a San Diego Sex Crime Attorney Can Help
If you have been accused of child molestation, waste no time in seeking the legal representation that you will need! You need to act quickly and consult a skilled San Diego criminal defense lawyer who can protect your rights and ensure you are treated fairly throughout the investigation and trial. By working with a capable and experienced legal advocate, you have the chance of communicating your side of the story to the judge and jury. When you work with JD Law, we fight to break through the wall of prejudice and emotion that the jury may have consciously or unconsciously built.
Our firm operates with strictest confidentiality, as we are aware of the damage this accusation could inflict on your life. Do not wait another moment to contact us.