Dealing With Child Molestation Charges
There are few criminal charges more damaging to your reputation, or more difficult to defend, than accusations of child molestation. Now is a time when you need to hire a lawyer, even if the charges are baseless.
To protect yourself and your future, get immediate help from an experienced sex crimes defense lawyer. For a free initial consultation, call Farnsworth & Murphy LLC, in Atlanta at 404-525-8500. We serve clients throughout Georgia.
Why You Need A Strong Defense
Child molestation charges often involve little or no physical evidence. Police may have no evidence that a crime even existed other than the word of another person. Unfortunately, people have served lengthy prison sentences based on nothing more than a child’s testimony. That testimony may be influenced by an ex spouse, a neighbor or someone else.
Attempting to explain the circumstances of the alleged crime can backfire, as anything you say can be twisted around to mean something you never intended. For example, simply admitting that you were alone with a child can give police evidence of opportunity. For this reason, it is essential that you say nothing at all to investigators and put your case in the hands of an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible.
An investigation of child molestation charges often uncovers a person who has a motive for accusing you of a crime. Child molestation charges frequently occur in the context of a divorce or child custody dispute.