Molestation is one of the most serious and most stigmatized crimes in the United States. Because molestation is considered such a terrible offense, it is punished harshly–with consequences often including lengthy prison sentences and mandatory sex offender registration. Furthermore, prosecutors and other law enforcement officials face significant pressure to secure a conviction in sex crime cases, particularly those involving minors under the age of 18.
If you have been charged with molestation, it is vital that you consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Please contact the lawyers at Jacoby & Meyers Criminal Defense today for a no-cost consultation with an aggressive and effective criminal defense attorney who can evaluate your case and help you devise a solid defense strategy.
Sex Offenses & Their Penalties
Molestation is a term that refers to sex crimes committed against individuals 18 and younger and encompasses a variety of offenses including, but not limited to:
- Sexual abuse, assault, and/or exploitation
- Statutory rape
- Indecent exposure
- Child prostitution and/or pornography
- Lewd and lascivious conduct
The penalties associated with a molestation conviction depend on numerous circumstances such as the specific nature of the crime, previous convictions, and probation or parole status. Generally, however, individuals who are convicted of molestation face serious consequences including imprisonment, heavy fines, sex offender registration, and more. They also often suffer extensive damage to their professional and personal lives. In many cases, those convicted of molestation experience difficulties securing employment and even finding a place to live.
We Can Help
The attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers Criminal Defense are dedicated to vigorously defending the rights of the accused and have an extensive track record of successful verdicts for clients. If you’ve been accused of molestation, we can help you obtain the best possible outcome for your case.
We can investigate the charges against you, negotiate with prosecutors, and ensure your legal rights are protected every step of the way.