In California, if you have been accused of a sex crime, especially one against a child, the negativity of your case could follow you for many years or even a lifetime. You may face years in prison, mandatory sex offender registration, and so much more, which is why you need a good defense attorney to take a closer look at your case to show you where you stand. We are equipped to handle a wide variety of sex crimes, from child sexual abuse, to lewd acts with a child, and so much more.
Very unfortunately, false accusations concerning sexual child abuse happen every year, putting defendants in a rough condition where questions are asked and hearings are held. In 1986, a man was convicted of first-degree assault and ordered to serve two life sentences until, 14 years after his sentence, his daughter admitted that she was lying about the accusations, risking his freedom for over a decade. False accusations continue to be a reality in the criminal justice system, and the defendants are sadly the ones who fall short.
If you have been falsely accused of sexual abuse against a child, you know to tread lightly with the help of your attorney, as these cases tend to be emotionally charged in nature. These trials tend to become heated between a defendant and the child, who work to prove their innocence as the prosecution leads the trial. In many cases, a defendant will choose to plead no contest or guilty to false accusations for less time, but this is not always the best option because it is a criminal conviction and you will lose your right to appeal down the road. In these cases, you will be ordered to undergo lifetime registration as a sex offender, may lose out on job opportunities, and be ordered to stay away from children, including your own.
False accusations are very real, which is why you can use this as a defense if it applies in your case. Perhaps you stem from a dysfunctional family or you are involved in a difficult child custody dispute and a parent is trying to get a leg up against you. Though your case may be difficult to prove from your side, a seasoned defense attorney can aggressively counter-attack allegations and show proof against the case. If you need help fighting these accusations, give us a call and we will stand by your side in your time of need.