An accusation of child molestation can be frightening. In addition to the potential criminal penalties that a person faces upon a conviction, a person accused of molestation is also subject to the sex offender registry which in most cases is for life, not to mention the stigma surrounding child abuse and sexually based offenses. Many of these accusations can result in life time prison sentences as well as fines of tens of thousands of dollars.
If you are under investigation for or have been arrested and charged with child molestation, it is crucial to have experienced lawyers on your side.
At Utah Freeom Fighters in the Salt Lake City and Bountiful areas, our lawyers defend clients against child molestation and other sex crimes charges throughout Utah. We focus on the individual needs of the clients and work hard to protect their rights during the investigation and at trial. If you are facing an accusation of molestation, the time to act is now! Even before charges are filed, there is a lot of work that can be done to proactively prevent charges from being filed in the first place.
In many situations, child abuse and molestation accusations are motivated by a spouse seeking custody in a divorce or child custody battle. Other times they are the result of a child that is retaliating against a parent for discipline the child is upset about, or privileges that have been taken away. Unfortunately, an accusation of molestation does not have to be true to be damaging. In fact, many times law enforcement believes a child without conducting a fair and balanced investigation that asks the tough questions like, “could the child have a motive to lie?” or “Does the child’s accusing parent have a motive to lie?” or “What is this child’s reputation for truthfulness?” or “What is the accusing parent’s reputation for truthfulness?” or “Does this child have a mental illness or diagnosis that may affect his/her credibility?” Because law enforcement often does not do a balanced and thorough investigation, they rush to judgment and the result is a charge against you that should not have even been filed in the first place.
At Utah Freedom Fighters, we have extensive experience defending clients in sex crimes cases and will work diligently to ensure that the government’s evidence is thoroughly examined and scrutinized. We will conduct our own investigation and often get cases dismissed as a result. Even if the government has a solid case against our client, at Utah Freedom Fighters we aggressively fight to ensure that our clients are treated fairly by the courts and not just rubber-stamped to prison. We fight hard to minimize our clients’ exposure to incarceration and have often reached resolutions to keep them off the sex offender registry.