Minneapolis & St. Paul Child Molestation Lawyer
Child molestation refers to any unlawful sexual act that is committed against an individual who is under 18 years of age. The crime is considered an act of criminal sexual conduct and is classified as a felony. Due to the alleged victim being a child, child molestation cases can come with serious penalties.
If you have been charged with child molestation, it is important that you seek the representation of an experienced Minnesota criminal defense attorney experienced in such matters. It is critical to contact your attorney as soon as possible to fight the charges and obtain the best result.
Experience Defending Against Child Molestation Offenses
In a majority of cases, child molestation is charged as a felony. The following are the different types of child molestation accusations that we are experienced with defending:
- Sexual abuse and sexual assault
- Statutory rape
- Incest and sodomy
- Child prostitution
- Masturbation and indecent exposure in the presence of a minor
- Creation or distribution of child pornography
Child molestation accusations can occur to anyone at any time. In many cases, a child may accuse someone they know of molestation, such as an aunt, uncle, teacher, parent, neighbor, or sibling and that individual is innocent. Because of the number of false accusations in child custody cases or simply in an effort to retaliate against another, it is important that the child molestation allegation is handled with compassion and respect.
Fighting Conviction On Your Behalf
There is a lot at stake if convicted of a sexual conduct offense. Not only will the penalties involve imprisonment, fines, and registration as a sex offender, but there are collateral consequences as well. The collateral consequences include losing your existing job, having difficulty finding a new job, finding a place to live, going to school, and a number of other consequences. The offense would be on your criminal record and neighborhoods would be notified every time you move.
If you are facing sexual conduct charges, there is no doubt that you are going through one of the most difficult times in your life. With a Minneapolis criminal defense attorney working with you every step of the way, you will be treated fairly, will be advised of your rights and options, and you will always know what is happening in your case. You will not be left in the dark and will be more likely to receive a fair outcome. To make sure your rights are protected, it is important to call your attorney as soon as possible so work can begin on your case immediately.
Contact A Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you have been charged with child molestation, you could be facing time in prison, fines, and registration as a sex offender. In other words, the rest of your life would be seriously impacted by a conviction. This is why it is your right to fight the charge with the help of an experienced sex offense defense attorney. To learn more about how the Anderson Law Firm, PLLC can help you, call 952-582-2904 for a free consultation.
DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this article does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Please contact attorney Kirk Anderson for an initial consultation.