Child Molestation Charges
Experienced Child Molestation Defense Lawyer in Ventura
Child molestation is a serious charge, requiring an aggressive defense. If you have been accused of this crime, contact a skilled representative immediately. When you work with the Law Office of Christopher P. Welch, you will receive dedicated defense to fight your charges.
The firm's Ventura sex crimes lawyer has more than a decade of experience helping clients fight a range of charges, and he is available 24/7 to discuss your case.
Consequences for Molestation
Molestation occurs when an adult forces undesired sexual behavior with a person younger than the age of consent. In California, this charge can follow any offense with a child under the age of 14 and may lead to severe punishment. Sexual crimes committed with a child between the ages of 14 and 18 are generally handled under separate charges.
The following consequences will follow a conviction of molestation:
- Multiple years in prison
- Harsh fines
- Criminal record
- Registration as a sex offender
- One strike under the Three Strikes Law
A conviction of child molestation can dramatically alter your life. Such cases are especially challenging because the defendant must work against unfavorable social perceptions in addition to harsh charges. Fortunately, with a strong defense, a person can overcome false accusations and minimize or eliminate the charges they face.
Work with a Qualified Ventura Child Molestation Defense Lawyer
A seasoned attorney can help you work toward a favorable outcome in your case. As a criminal lawyer in Ventura, Attorney Welch has experience defending clients against these types of allegations. Whether he works to demonstrate a lack of evidence or validate your intent in the matter, he can help you win at trial or to avoid the most serious consequences of these offenses, including sex offender registration.
The legal team at the Law Office of Christopher P. Welch has successfully handled a wide variety of criminal sex crime cases. The firm's attorney has been featured in the media as a result of his proficiency in legal defense, and he holds a rating of 9.5 on Avvo. Look no further than Attorney Welch for the representation you need.
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