Sexual abuse cases involving children can be extremely complicated. When an adult is accused of any kind of sexual misconduct involving a child, you can count on law enforcement and the prosecution to aggressively pursue a conviction.
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for abuse charges to be made during a contentious divorce by a parent seeking to influence the outcome of custody proceedings.
The penalties for a conviction in a child sexual abuse case will not only impact a pending divorce hearing, but can also ruin your life. Sentencing will vary depending on the extent of the abuse and your prior criminal history, and can include:
If you are found guilty of a sex crime and ordered by the court to register as a sex offender, the personal information you provide to the registry—including your name, age, race, education, address details of your crime and your photo—can be accessed by the public online. Registry information is considered an open record that is accessible by anyone for any reason.
Regardless of the circumstances of your case, if you have been charged with the sexual abuse of a child, contact Ned Barnett today to schedule a free, no-obligation review of your case.
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