Protect Yourself From False Accusations Of Child Molestation
Child molestation is a deplorable act, and those convicted of this crime will face lifelong consequences. While we take accusations of child molestation seriously, we cannot ignore false accusations. Everyone has a right to a fair trial, and our defense attorneys protect the rights of every client.
At The Law Office of Brian Jones, LLC, we know that we need to be vigilant about child molestation. However, a significant percentage of parents that go so far to falsely accuse people of child molestation in cases involving bitter divorces and heated child custody battles. Our Delaware office defends people across Central Ohio from charges of child molestation. Call our office now at 740-513-4830 to schedule your free consultation.
What Acts Qualify As Child Molestation?
Any unlawful sexual activity between a child and an adult can fall under the heading of child molestation. This charge includes offenses of rape, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, importuning, sexual assault, incest, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, indecent exposure, lewd and lascivious conduct, and child prostitution. Because a minor is under the age of consent for sexual activity, any sexual act involving a minor is completely unlawful.
Accusations of child molestation are a serious matter which can have a devastating impact on the life of the accused. These charges can impair personal relationships, career and job prospects, and social standing. If convicted, the offender may face hefty fines, probation, court-ordered counseling and imprisonment.
Mandatory registration as a sex offender is also a consequence of a conviction. Your future neighbors, employers and others will be able to access the public sex offender registry. Not only is this embarrassing, but it can also hinder future job opportunities or educational pursuits, as it stays with you for life.
Molestation And False Accusations
False accusations of molestation involving family members can be an especially challenging situation. Situations like this really do happen: a mother who coached her child to lie; a grandparent who gave a child the wrong idea about their parent; a teenage girl that made up lies purely to hurt her parents. The sad part is that once a person faces the accusation of child molestation, it can be difficult to shake the stigma that goes along with it. This stigma can affect a person’s stature in their community and their circle of associates may treat them differently.
If you have been accused of child molestation, whether you are a father, uncle, babysitter, school teacher or someone else in a child’s life, it is imperative that you seek the assistance of a skilled attorney. The consequences of these accusations could negatively impact all aspects of your personal and professional life.
Talk To Qualified Legal Help In A Free Consultation
If law enforcement contacts you but does not formally charge you with child molestation, it is crucial that you contact our office as soon as possible. Often, people can avoid charges entirely with the intervention of a skilled criminal defense lawyer. If you have already been charged with child molestation, it is even more imperative to contact our lawyers. Because you are facing a serious criminal charge with long-lasting adverse consequences, it is vital that you get the aggressive legal assistance you need.