Child Molestation Defense Lawyers San Diego
California Penal Code PC §288
Being accused of child molestation or child sexual abuse is a very serious matter. If your defense is not handled properly, you could be wrongfully convicted and sentenced to a substantial sentence in state prison after which you would be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life.
MyCriminalDefense has 27 years of experience serving as a legal defense team successfully and aggressively fighting false accusations of child molestation in San Diego County we pride ourselves in our ability to create successful strategies that will protect your life, freedom and good name.
What is Child Molestation?
California Penal Code §288 defines child molestation as lewd acts with a child under the age of 14. “Lewd” means lustful, preoccupied with sexual thoughts, indecent, obscene. Child molestation is also known as child sexual abuse or lewd acts with a minor under the age of 14.
What must the prosecution prove to convict someone of Child Molestation?
In order to be found guilty of child molestation, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant:
1. Willfully committed a lewd or lascivious act.
2. With a child under the age of 14
3. On the body of that child
4. With the intent of gratifying the defendant’s lustful or sexual desires of the defendant or the child.
What is an example of a False Charge of Child Molestation or Child Sexual Abuse?
A 26-year-old man babysits a 3-year-old boy. The young man is a really cool guy who genuinely likes his little next door neighbor. Just before bedtime, the young man does a little make-believe wrestling. The young man tickles the little boy to get him to laugh. When mom and dad come home. Their little boy tells them that the young man had tickled him. The mom inquires further and asks her son if the young man had tickled him in the pee pee. The little boy says yes, but would have said yes to just about anything the mom asked him. The mom pitches a fit and kicks the young man out of the house and calls the cops. Cops come and call a social worker on duty. A social worker interviews the little boy and gets the pee pee part of the story confirmed by using anatomically correct dolls.
Retain A Lawyer Today to Protect Your Freedom, Career, and Reputation
In the example above, the 26-year-old young man’s conduct was completely innocent, but social workers and police detectives with overzealous attitudes manipulate young children to create false evidence of child sexual abuse. Facing these kinds of charges is not easy on an emotional or legal level. Attorneys at MyCriminalDefense have defended hundreds of people who have been falsely accused of child molestation and child sexual abuse. We will employ the following defense strategies:
Defense against False Accusation
By far, the most common defense against child molestation is that the child has made a false accusation that you sexually abused the child. The police or prosecutors are relying on the word of a child that has been repeatedly conditioned by numerous social workers and police detectives who rush to judgment instead of fairly evaluating the evidence. Social workers and child therapists often use anatomical dolls to condition the child to accuse you of committing acts of sexual abuse.
Your attorney will engage the services of a professional investigator and experienced child therapists to determine how the child was manipulated into making the false accusations against you. I often use a female investigator to interview the alleged child victim and the child’s family. I have gotten some very impressive results using an experienced female investigator in these cases. Regardless of what investigator your attorney ultimately chooses to help him guide your defense, interviews of critically important witnesses must be conducted to investigate the false evidence on which the prosecution has based its case.
Experienced experts must also be consulted to evaluate how badly the child has been manipulated by child therapists working under the direction of law enforcement detectives. Only a comprehensive defense strategy will protect you from being falsely convicted of child molestation.
Another tool we often use to discredit false accusations of child molestation is a confidential polygraph examination. If we conduct the polygraph under fair conditions, we can often get a negative result which will help bolster the defense strategy of persuading the prosecution that their evidence is too weak to prosecute you.
We will also conduct our own confidential psychological evaluation of you to show that you do not possess any of the traits of a child sexual predator. An excellent result will further our goals of having the child molestation charges rejected.
The team of San Diego Child Molestation Attorneys has successfully defended hundreds of clients who have been falsely accused of child molestation by conducting a thorough investigation of the facts of each of our clients’ cases. Our criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience handling such cases and, with our defense team of investigators and experts, our attorneys can help defend your legal rights and protect you against wrongful and unjust prosecution. Your freedom and future must be protected against a brutal prosecution machine.
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