If someone has accused you of sexually assaulting a child, you may be contacted by the police or Child Protective Services (CPS) prior to any charges being filed against you. The moment you realize you are under investigation is a critical time in your case. The next step you take could have a tremendous impact on your future.
Once you are aware that you are under investigation, it is critical that you speak with a defense attorney with extensive experience in handling child sex crime cases. During this critical time, your attorney may be able to prevent charges from even being filed.
When the police and CPS ask to speak with you, do not do so without speaking with an attorney first. In fact, it is unlikely that your attorney would want you speaking with either agency at all.
Remember: at this point you have not been charged with any crime. If you have an experienced attorney on your side, he or she may be able to stop charges from being filed against you. At the very least, he or she should be able to limit the evidence that is being gathered against you if you are formally charged.
Child sex crime cases are complicated as the offense itself is extremely serious; however, these cases can be won. But you cannot clear your name by yourself. For assistance with your child sex crime case, schedule a free and confidential consultation with The Law Offices of Ned Barnett today.
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