Child molestation is the most serious and increasingly common of criminal charges. By definition, child molestation is any type of sexual contact or advance with a child under the age of 16. The accusation alone of child molestation has an extremely negative connotation that requires the most supremely skilled and assertive defense attorneys.
In the state of Florida, school teachers, nannies and caregivers of any kind are all required by law to report any suspicious comments or activity that point to the abuse of a child. If a child makes a false comment out of outrage at a parent, the consequences can result in serious criminal charges even if the statement is later denied by the child. If you have been accused of molesting a child, it is in your best interest to seek legal counsel with an experienced Florida child molestation attorney immediately. Whittel & Melton have successfully defended persons accused of child molestation throughout the state and will work diligently to defend your rights. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.Molestation Consequences & Defense
Child molestation is a third degree felony punishable by anywhere from five years in prison to a life sentence with mandatory registration as a sexual predator, offender or both. The time served is all in relation to the severity of the charges being brought against the defendant and if there are any prior charges that can be factored into the equation.
A Florida child molestation attorney at our firm can successfully defend the charges being brought against you or someone you know. Cases involving children can be extremely sticky due to the prosecutor’s nature of using child testimony as a way to benefit their case. There is also the social stigma attached with sexual harm to children that can skew the jurors’ viewpoints on the case and the evidence along with it.
Our staff includes former Prosecutors with the state of Florida that understand how the State Attorney’s Office operates. We can put our knowledge to work for you and your loved ones by performing pre-trial investigations to possibly have your case dropped before a trial can commence. If trial must ensue, our attorneys have the aggressive defense strategies to fight your child sex crime charges.Why Choose Us for your Child Molestation Defense Team?
Sex Crimes cases are prosecuted quite aggressively in the state of Florida, and even more so when the alleged victim is a child. As former prosecutors in the State, we know that these cases usually involve special prosecutors assigned to only prosecute child sex crimes cases. You need an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can fight on your side to protect you from these allegations. We have decades of experience defending clients charged with all types of sexual offenses, and we know the complexities involved in defending sex crimes cases. You need the best legal team, and our Florida Child Molestation Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton is here to provide you with the solid defense strategies you need in order to achieve the best possible outcome.Contact a Florida Child Molestation Attorney Today
The best results for child molestation cases start with early intervention. If you have been accused of molesting a minor, we are available 24/7 to offer you a free confidential consultation. Call an experienced Florida child molestation attorney anytime at 866-608-5529 or contact us online.