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Salinas Child Molestation Lawyer

Defending Those Who Have Been Accused Of Child Molestation

At The Worthington Law Centre, our team is committed to serving the Salinas community with representation for cases involving child molestation. Our Salinas child molestation lawyers are here to provide comprehensive legal guidance and advocacy during these challenging times.

Call The Worthington Law Centre today at (831) 704-1852 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our child molestation attorney in Salinas.

What is Child Molestation?

Child molestation is considered a serious criminal offense involving sexual acts or activities with a minor. In the state of California, child molestation is a crime that can take various forms, including but not limited to:

  • Sexual Conduct with a Minor: Engaging in sexual intercourse or other sexual acts with a minor under 18.
  • Lewd or Lascivious Acts: Committing lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14, including indecent exposure, fondling, or other sexual behaviors.
  • Child Pornography: The creation, distribution, or possession of explicit images or videos involving minors.

What Are the Penalties for Child Molestation in California?

The penalties for child molestation in California are severe. They can vary depending on the case's particular circumstances, including the victim's age and the defendant's prior criminal record. Some potential penalties for child molestation may include:

  • Prison Sentences: Conviction for child molestation can lead to lengthy prison sentences, ranging from several years to life in prison, depending on the severity of the offense.
  • Sex Offender Registration: Individuals convicted of child molestation must register as sex offenders for life, which can severely impact their personal and professional lives.
  • Probation and Parole: In some cases, individuals may be sentenced to probation or parole, during which they must adhere to strict conditions and supervision.
  • Criminal Record: A child molestation conviction can result in a permanent criminal record, making it challenging to find employment, housing, or maintain personal relationships.
  • Restraining Orders: The court may issue restraining orders to protect the victim from further harm or contact with the defendant.

Defenses Against Child Molestation Charges

Some common defenses against child molestation charges may include:

  • False Accusations: In some cases, child molestation charges may stem from false accusations or misunderstandings. We can thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the allegations to uncover any inconsistencies or lack of evidence.
  • Consent: In situations involving older minors, consent may be a relevant defense. We can examine California's age of consent laws and determine whether the alleged victim was of legal age to provide consent.
  • Challenging Evidence: We can scrutinize the prosecution's evidence, including witness testimonies, forensic examinations, and expert opinions, to identify weaknesses and inconsistencies.
  • Alibi: If you have a credible alibi that proves you were not present at the alleged time and place of the offense, we can work to establish your innocence.
  • Constitutional Violations: We can investigate whether any violations of your constitutional rights occurred during the investigation, arrest, or trial process and work to have evidence suppressed or charges dismissed if applicable.

Contact Our Child Molestation Attorney in Salinas Today

The consequences of a child molestation conviction are severe, and your future is at stake. At The Worthington Law Centre, our Salinas child molestation lawyers are here to guide you through this challenging legal journey, protect your rights, and seek the best possible outcome for your case. Our commitment to your defense and our unwavering dedication to justice make us your trusted advocates. Don't hesitate to contact us now for the legal support you need during this critical time.

Contact The Worthington Law Centre today to get started with our Salinas child molestation lawyer.

Notable Cases & Results

  • Probation and Only One Strike 18-Year-Old Young Man Facing Six Years in State Prison and Two Strikes
  • Receives Misdemeanor Treatment 19 Year Old Developmentally Disabled Mexican Immigrant Charged with Forcible Rape and Facing Prison and Deportation
    Receives Misdemeanor Treatment After Attorneys Argue He Had Been Denied Due Process of Law
  • Probation and Not Required to Register 21 Year Old College Student Facing Years in Prison and Lifetime Registration as a Sex Offender
  • Not Guilty 23 Counts of Insurance Fraud and Perjury
  • Probation 24 Year Old Salinas Man Facing 7 Years in State Prison for Bank Robbery
  • Probation 26 Year Old Man Facing over 7 Years in Prison
  • Probation 28 Year Old Salinas Man Facing 13 Years in State Prison for Weapons Charges with Gang Enhancements
  • Not Guilty of All Charges 46 Year Old Hollister Man Facing Life in Prison for Alleged Child Molestation
  • Not Guilty of All Charges 46 Year Old Hollister Man Facing Life in Prison for Alleged Child Molestation
  • Not Guilty Verdict Armed Robbery

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