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Decisive Albuquerque Child Molestation Defense Attorneys

New Mexico Child Molestation Defense Lawyers

Child molestation case in Albuquerque.If someone wants to destroy your life, it is hard to imagine a better way to do it than accusing you of molesting a child. All it takes is an accusation and the world will immediately look upon you with revulsion; your friends will disappear; you may lose your job, and you’ll certainly be denied visitation with your own children. And that’s just the beginning.  Contact knowledgeable Albuquerque child molestation attorneys for a free legal consultation if you or a loved one have been accused of child molestation.

You face possible years in prison followed by years of parole, and that’s if you’re lucky enough to avoid civil commitment. You’ll lose your civil rights and your privacy, because for the rest of your life you’ll have to register as a sex offender, and your name, address, photo, and charges will be posted on the internet for all to see. Finding a rental will be almost impossible, as will finding a job.

You need to fight these charges with everything you’ve got.

Child molestation is a crime involving a range of indecent or sexual activities between an adult and a child under the age of consent. It won’t help you much if the minor consented, because a minor has no legal capacity to consent to sex; nor will it help to deny that you knew the minor was underage, even if he or she lied to you.

False Accusations of Sexual Abuse of a Child

Of course, anyone who abuses a child in any way should be stopped. In some cases, mental health treatment may be more appropriate than incarceration when sexual abuse has occurred. On the other hand, false allegations of child sexual abuse are very common. They can arise from bitter divorces, where one parent is trying to gain full custody of a child. Occasionally an overzealous social worker or therapist will question a child in such a way as to elicit statements that they then construe as indicating that the child has been a victim of sexual abuse. Or a child may resent your authority and accuse you as a means of escaping it. In many cases, the child is coached by an adult on how to answer questions posed by authorities.

According to some estimates, approximately 60 percent of allegations of child sexual abuse are false, and the National Innocence Project has been able to free some of the wrongly accused with exculpatory DNA evidence.

Regardless of your circumstances, if you have been accused of a sex crime or even if someone is threatening to accuse you, you need the best Albuquerque child molestation defense attorney you can find.

The Legal Representation You Need When You’ve Been Accused of Child Molestation

At the New Mexico Criminal Law Offices in Albuquerque, you will be treated with respect due to any defendant. You are entitled to a presumption of innocence, and you will receive it at our firm. We will our energy and commitment to pursue a rigorous defense strategy aimed at each of these goals whenever possible:

  • Avoiding having charges filed
  • Having charges dropped if they’ve already been filed
  • If you decide to enter a plea agreement, make certain its terms are fair
  • Trying your meticulously prepared case to a jury, aiming for an acquittal

Don’t Be Complacent: the Charges are Serious; Contact A Trusted Albuquerque Child Molestation Defense Lawyer

Don’t assume because you know you’re innocent that you can’t be convicted, because you can; many innocent people have been wrongly convicted. Regardless of what happened or what you’ve been accused of, you are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Take the charges seriously and defend against them with every means available.

Being accused of a sex crime can have a devastating effect on your reputation, even if the accusation is false, so it is absolutely essential that you consult an experienced defense attorney, such as the Albuquerque child molestation lawyers at the New Mexico Criminal Law Offices in Albuquerque.

Sex crimes are different from others in that if you’re convicted of a sex crime, the nightmare doesn’t end when your prison sentence ends, so minimize your risk.  Our long and successful record defending against child molestation charges speaks for itself. Don’t delay; call us before speaking with the police or Child Protective Services.

Julie Rawe WechslerJulie Rawe Wechsler
18:39 11 Jun 23
Ken and Jack proved to be diligent, ethical and hard working. They achieved our goals and were dedicated to my case. I would highly recommend Ken and Jack.
David MesibovDavid Mesibov
18:36 25 Jan 23
Highly recommend. Ken Gleria lived up to his excellent reputation. He proved to be completely honest with me and had my best interest at heart. Case dismissed in 4 months. He initially told me it would be about 6 months. Colleagues and staff outstanding as well. Will trust him again if the occasion should ever arise (hopefully not).
Rick AndersenRick Andersen
16:36 21 Dec 22
I unhesitatingly recommend this firm.Their knowledge of the law resulted in the dismissal of my case.In every instance they were there for me in communicating the status of my case, my calls were promptly returned, and Jackie, the paralegal, was very helpful. You will be in good hands.
Sierra BarelaSierra Barela
13:16 07 Dec 22
Jack & his legal team are outstanding! Being a single mother, fighting for her fathers freedom, the front desk personally helped by watching my son as Jack & I sorted out legal matters. Jack went above & beyond to ensure paperwork was submitted in a timely manner, even if it meant traveling numerous miles to various court houses. Jack is highly educated and impressive in the courtroom. Jack remained patient as our family struggled to understand New Mexico’s broken law system. This year Jack has given us the greatest gift of them all, my father is home celebrating the holidays with his family. I would highly recommend Jack & his team for all of your criminal law needs.

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