Child Molestation Lawyers
Being accused of a sex crime can be a life-shattering event, but it does not have to be with the help of an aggressive and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. If you have been contacted by law enforcement, or a prosecutorial agency, regarding possible child molestation allegations, or you have a criminal case where there are allegations of child molestation, then it is important to contact a criminal defense attorney immediately. In order to successfully fight allegations of child molestation, you need a criminal defense team who is aggressive, compassionate, and knowledgeable. At White Goldstein we have experience, and are skilled at, protecting the rights of people accused of child molestation and other types of sex crimes involving minors. We know that a winning defense means fighting the case from the very beginning and being proactive instead of reactive.
Child molestation charges carry an obvious stigma in today’s society. Particularly because of the publicly accessible Megan’s Law website, and popular television shows such as “To Catch a Predator”, the average person has basic information about sex offenses, sex offenders, and the penalties for being convicted of a sex crime, such as child molestation, in California. Such widespread information about child molestation, and other sex crimes involving minors, makes it easier for a prosecutor to convince the jury that you are guilty of a sex offense, based on very little evidence, even though the law clearly states that a person accused of a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. At White Goldstein, our experience in handling these complex sex crimes cases will be your best defense. For example, false accusations of molestation by children can be uncovered and discredited through tenacious investigation and cross-examination at trial. White Goldstein has criminal defense attorneys who will aggressively uncover any motive for the minor to lie, and will persuasively argue this evidence to a jury, whether the motive stems from a child custody issue, a messy family divorce, a lying parent, or mental/emotional issues with the minor.
We understand that children sometimes make false allegations in order to hurt their family members, to gain attention, or because of pressure from a parent or other adult. In fact, if a child is told repeatedly that he or she was inappropriately touched, or sexually abused, by a parent, or another adult, the child may actually start to believe it happened irrespective of the truth. This is particularly true with very young, impressionable children. White Goldstein is skilled at defending cases which involve false memory syndrome, and expertly attacking common prosecution theories such as child sexual abuse accommodation syndrome (CSAAS). The defense attorneys at White Goldstein understand the very sensitive nature of child molestation cases and know how to properly handle child witnesses, and witnesses with a motive to lie, in order to bring out the truth and to clear your name.
At White Goldstein we have successfully handled countless child molestation defense cases. Our experience and dedication is unmatched. If you are charged with a sex crime it is imperative that you seek the most competent legal counsel available to you. Your acquittal depends on the skill and dedication of your criminal defense team.
Call us at: (877) 77 WE-WIN or (877) 779-3946.
White Goldstein has an impeccable defense record and will fight to win your case. Contact us at (877) 779-3946 to set up a consultation.
White Goldstein has extensive experience handling child molestation cases throughout Southern California including Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, Santa Barbara County, and Ventura County.
Charges: Child Molestation
Possible Punishment: 8 years in prison and lifetime sex offender registration
Result: Jury verdict of not guilty
The client, a college sophomore, took the stand and admitted having intercourse with a young girl. The defense relied on the client’s inability to form the necessary mental state to be guilty of molestation because he was half-asleep when the act occurred.