The Stigma of Child Abuse
Being accused of a violent or sexual offense can be very damaging for various sectors of your life, particularly if the sexual abuse crime you are implicated for involves a child. Recovering from being accused of molesting a child can be hard, even if the allegations are false. Nonetheless, with the right strategies and getting help from an experienced sex crimes attorney, as soon as you can, you can get ahead of these charges, avoiding jail time and/or expensive fines as well as a damaged reputation.
How Would False Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse Happen
There are a couple of reasons why a false child molestation accusation could happen. For example, during a difficult divorce, a spouse may choose to pressure a child to claim sexual abuse to get full custody of the child.
Plus, a significant number of children may not fully understand the severely damaging effects of sexual abuse accusations. Thus, they may decide to concoct these accusations to punish an adult they feel has wronged them.
Thus, despite the reasons why a child has chosen to launch sexual abuse accusations, you need to ensure you proactively handle this situation as soon as possible before it has permanent life-damaging effects. Here are some of the steps you can take:
1. Contact and Hire A Criminal Defense Attorney With Experience Handling Sex Crimes
This should be one of the first moves you make once you learn about your child abuse allegations. They are your best bet for handling this situation and should be your go-between when communicating with law enforcement.
Remember, a child molestation abuse charge is a very serious accusation, and it won’t matter whether the allegations are false. Without a proper defense, you will go could be facing a long time in jail and a bad reputation you may never recover from. Thus, you must hire a criminal defense lawyer, particularly one with a successful record in handling sex crime cases involving a minor.
This type of lawyer has the experience you need to build a strong defense and help you gather the evidence needed to clear your name.
2. Gather Strong Evidence And Facts To Support Your Claim
Before you go to trial, you need to ensure you have enough substantial evidence to provide you a solid defense. Try to create a detailed and accurate outline of your whereabouts at the time the events mentioned by the accuser occurred and present them to your attorney as soon as possible. If you could also find receipts, tickets, or videos that could provide corroborating evidence of your location could be very helpful.
You should also take the time to marshal character witnesses that will help you testify about your character. While we admit that character witnesses may not be enough to get your child molestation charges exonerated, they will help establish the jury and judge understand the type of person you are.
3. Do Not Speak Or Turn Over Evidence to The Police Without An Attorney Present
Once you learn about your child sexual abuse allegations, the detective and police in charge of your case will definitely want to speak to you. If the accusations are false, you probably believe the truth will set you free, and all you will have to do is tell your side of the story to law enforcement. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. When it comes to interrogations, law enforcement is not your friend. The burden of proof falls on them. Thus, as stated in the Miranda rights, everything you say can and will be used against you.
Therefore we advise that every time you have to speak to speak with law enforcement. While you should be courteous and cooperative with the police. Always wait for your attorney to show up before talking about your case or handing in any evidence to the police. Your lawyer will provide you the counsel you need during interrogation to ensure you do not say anything that will incriminate you in court.
Are You Accused of Child Abuse?
If you wish to clear your name of fraudulent child sexual charges, you will need a competent sex crimes lawyer to help you create a solid defense. Our lawyers have the experience you need to successfully argue your case and help clear your name.
Our team of experienced attorneys are well experienced in sex crime cases and have competently defended sexual related crimes for years. Thus, they will review your case to ensure you get the best defense possible. Contact us, and we will do everything in our power to ensure you have the best results possible.
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Seppi Esfandi is an Expert Attorney who has over 21 years of practice defending a variety of cases.