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Molestation Defense Attorney in Long Beach, CA

There have been a steady stream of shocking news stories about child sex abuse scandals involving priests, Boy Scout troop leaders, sports coaches, and others. It is also becoming increasingly common for the victims to come forward with allegations that may result in criminal and civil action against the alleged accuser.

As a result, there is even greater public outrage at reports of this serious sex crime, and if you have personally been accused, it is utterly vital that you take defensive action now to protect your reputation, clear your name, and avoid the harsh consequences you could face if convicted of the charges.

Elements of the Crime

Child molestation charges are normally filed as Lewd Acts with a Child. To prove your guilt, the prosecutor will have to establish that you touched or fondled the alleged victim with the purpose of achieving sexual arousal or gratification. It is not necessary to prove you actually touched the child's sexual organs; the contact may have been through clothing. All that is necessary is that the contact was intentional and that it was sexual in nature.

If you are convicted of child molestation, you can receive felony criminal penalties including several years in state prison. The severity of the sentence depends on factors including the age of the child, whether you are accused of using force, whether the child was injured, whether the molestation occurred in a single isolated incident, or if it was a series of repeated episodes, and whether you have previously been convicted.

Upon release from prison, you would be required to register for life as a sex offender, meaning that local law enforcement agencies would have the right to actively notify the community of your presence and the nature of your conviction. In addition, your information and home address would be included on the California Megan's Law website. There is far too much at stake in this situation for you to take any risks with the outcome of the case.

Contact West Coast Defense now at (800) 922-6989 for a free, confidential consultation with a Long Beach criminal defense lawyer from our team of former prosecutors.

Some of Our Past Results
    • Arrested for Domestic Violence CASE DISMISSED
    • Charged with Petty Theft DISMISSED
    • Charged with Vandalism Case Dismissed
    • Arrested for Domestic Violence Case was dropped
    • Accused of a Felony Criminal Threats Entire case was dropped
    • Arrested for Violation of Probation ALL ALLEGATIONS WERE DROPPED
    • Charged with White Collar Fraud Probation with home confinement.
    • Arrested for Felony Arson All felony charges DISMISSED
    • Charged with Illegal Possession Case Dismissed
    • Charged with Cruelty to a Child Inflicting Injury CASE DISMISSED
    • Charged with Reckless Driving DISMISSED
    • Accused of Child Molestation CASE DISMISSED
    • Fish and Game Violations Case Dismissed
    • Charged with Criminal Threats Case Dismissed
    • Carrying a Concealed Knife Misdemeanors were dismissed.
    • Charged with Multiple Felony Counts ALL FELONY COUNTS DISMISSED
    • Charged with Possession of a Firearm Felony Charge Dismissed
    • Charged with Criminal Threats Charged Reduced
    • Charged with Battery on a Child / Child Abuse Case Dismissed
    • Charged with Being Drunk in Public Case DISMISSED.
    • Fish and Game Violations Case Dismissed
    • Arrested for a Felony possession DRUG CHARGES DISMISSED
    • Charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon ALL FELONY CHARGES WERE DISMISSED
    • Charged with Felonious Crime Case Diverted, No Charges Filed.
    • Charged with Giving False Information Case Dismissed
    • Charged with Felony Domestic Violence with Great Bodily Injury No Charges Filed

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