Have you been charged with child molestation?
Molestation is the criminal act of forcing undesired sexual behavior by one person (the perpetrator) onto another (the victim). It is sometimes more commonly referred to as sexual abuse and can be penalized heavily under the law. As a Class A felony, it can result in extremely severe penalties such as, but not limited to, the following:
- Incarceration With A Maximum Sentence Of Life Imprisonment
- Monetary Fines Of Up To $10,0000
- Mandatory Sex Offender Registration
If you have a prior criminal history involving a lewd act with a child, you will be facing the possibility of a lifetime prison sentence without parole. Due to the severity of these penalties, a skilled sex crime lawyer should be contacted at once if you have been accused of child molestation. Attorneys Mark Haushalter and Ryan Okabe are respected litigators who can be trusted to build a formidable defense when fighting charges of molestation. We are formidable defense attorneys who can relentlessly attack the evidence against you.
Contact a Las Vegas Molestation Defense Attorney
At our firm, we know that being charged with any type of sex-related crime can be one of the most devastating events you can endure. A mere accusation can lead to detrimental and life-long ramifications—even in cases where a person is only accused and not found guilty. In cases of molestation, it can often come down to a “he said, she said” matter. It will then be up to your attorney to decipher the facts to help provide the prosecution and the jury with the truth.
If you have been charged with any sex offense, now is the time to get the legal representation you deserve. Facing criminal charges alone should never be an option; you should always have a seasoned Las Vegas criminal defense attorney by your side. You need a strong support system to help advocate your future and protect your rights. Here, at our office, we have been doing exactly that for years. In fact, we have been selected for the Super Lawyers® list for six years!
Contact a Las Vegas molestation defense attorney from our office today.
Penalties for Child Molestation Conviction
If you are convicted of a misdemeanor, you could be facing up to a year in county jail and a maximum fine of $5,000. A felony can result in incarceration in state prison for as long as 16 years and a fine of up to $16,000. Additionally, such convictions almost always result in lifetime registration as a sex offender under Penal Code § 290 or the Adam Walsh Act.
There are many key factors that will play a role in the penalties imposed:
- Age Of The Victim
- Prior Criminal Record
- Relationship To The Victim
However, some of the most damaging consequences come at the hands of society.
Trusted Legal Counsel for Your Charges
Due to the substantial penalties that can be imposed at conviction, people who have been accused of child molestation should take any and all measures to avoid a guilty verdict. Okabe & Haushalter is available to assist people throughout Las Vegas who have been accused of child molestation. For years, clients have rightfully trusted the experience of our dedicated attorneys in building solid cases that are designed to cast doubt on the prosecutions’ position in the most effective ways possible. Our firm focuses on working closely with clients as well as conducting independent investigations and research that can be instrumental in your case. Our skilled support and representation has minimized and eliminated charges for many and may be the only thing standing between you and your freedom from erroneous child molestation charges.