Being falsely accused of any crime can be devastating—but if you are falsely accused of child molestation, the situation becomes even more harrowing. Despite the anger and embarrassment you may feel, you must focus on disproving the charges against you and formulating your defense. Your very liberty depends upon it. Hiring a seasoned and knowledgeable Riverside child molestation defense attorney is critical to a successful outcome in your case.
One of the most important things for you to do following a molestation allegation is to grasp the severity of the accusation. In the penal system, few charges bear the heavy weight of child molestation. A conviction has nightmarish implications, including incarceration and the loss of liberty. Ominously, in certain instances, those convicted of the crime can receive life anywhere from five years to life in prison. Other penalties range from lifelong inclusion and forced registration on the national sex offender’s registry, the payment of fines and restitution, parole or probation provision, and the stigma of being accused of such a heinous crime—which greatly reduces your options for employment, housing, and more.
If you have been accused of molestation, whether or not you have been charged or indicted yet, you should:
At the Law Offices of Graham Donath, we know that the stakes are high when it comes to child molestation charges. Our Riverside criminal defense attorney works tirelessly to help preserve your freedom and liberty. Contact our team to request a confidential consultation or call u at 951-667-5293 or Orange County at 714-758-5293 to set up an appointment to discuss your case in greater depth.