Child Molestation Charges in Riverside
Riverside Criminal Defense Lawyer
Molestation occurs when an individual touches a child under 14 for the
purposes of sexual arousal, either of that individual or the child. It
can take any form which fits within that definition. This is distinct
from sexual penetration with someone older than 14 but younger than 18,
which is known as
statutory rape. California levels harsh penalties for child molestation and even a first
time offender can find himself or herself in prison for decades. For this
reason, it is imperative that you contact a
Riverside criminal attorney if you have been accused of child molestation.
At Grech & Packer, we will immediately go into action on your behalf.
As specific types of child molestation charges can be filed as either
misdemeanors or felonies, we do what we can in an attempt to negotiate
the lesser charge. This in itself can have a significant impact on your
future. We then go about investigating your case and preparing the best
defense strategy. Having previously held the position of Deputy District
Attorney for Riverside County, Attorney Paul Grech knows how the prosecution
thinks and operates and can act accordingly.
Consequences of Molestation Accusations in Riverside, CA
Tragically, just being accused of child molestation can ruin one's
reputation before a trial even begins. One's career and relationships
can be destroyed. If one is convicted, there are severe consequences besides
the penalties issued in court. One faces lifetime sex offender registration,
and adverse effects on one's ability to gain employment or housing.
Certain civil rights can be compromised and the social stigma of such
a crime is attached to one for a long time.
With so much at stake, it is vital you have legal representation that can
deal with your case swiftly, thoroughly and competently. We are all too
aware that false accusations of child molestation occur. It can happen
that a child has been influenced by another adult, possibly in a custody
battle or for some other motive. Several such circumstances can occur,
violating the rights of the accused. We are here to endeavor to protect
those rights and will work with you in pursuit of the best resolution
to your case.
Contact a Riverside child molestation lawyer for immediate assistance addressing the terrible effects of a child molestation