Tampa Molestation Attorney
Accused of molestation?
Have you been arrested for or are you under investigation for child molestation? If so, it is important that you consult a Tampa sex crime defense attorney quickly. Early intervention by a knowledgeable former state attorney can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. Our legal team has an intimate understanding of the procedures followed by investigators. With this background our firm has built up an impressive record of obtaining a positive outcome for a client charged with a sex crime.
A molestation charge can come about for various reasons. A child may be trying to get attention. An ex-spouse may wish to gain an advantage in a child custody case or simply be seeking revenge. There are numerous cases of innocent people charged and convicted of this crime because an adult simply misunderstood what actually occurred.
Police very often have strong feelings concerning an accusation of child molestation which can cloud their judgment during an investigation. This may result in assumptions being taken as fact. An experienced molestation lawyer can investigate and interview witnesses to uncover ulterior motives which prompted the accusation. The ability to recognize where law enforcement procedures were not followed may result in your attorney getting charges reduced or dropped altogether.
Penalties for Molestation
Molestation is a felony punishable by 3 to 8 years in prison. Above all, it is of paramount importance to prevent conviction of a child sex crime where possible as it results in mandatory registration as a sex offender. This carries a life-long stigma which often affects an individual's personal relationships, at work and within the community. Meet with a sex crime defense lawyer at the firm to discuss your circumstances and defense. The legal team at our firm is prepared to take immediate action. Contact a Tampa molestation attorney at The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger for sound advice regarding your defense.