Child Molestation Defense in Maryland
Baltimore Criminal Defense Attorney – (443) 709-9999
Maryland considers any illicit or offensive touching of a minor as child molestation. The crime is most commonly associated with sex crimes involving minors. In some cases, child molestation may be interchanged by prosecutors with child sexual abuse charges.
If you have been accused of child molestation in Maryland, you need to seek strong and fearless criminal defense representation right away. James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates and our Baltimore sex crimes lawyers are ready to stand by your side through thick and thin. We have a solid history of positive case results secured for our clients, even when they were accused of child molestation and child pornography crimes.
Schedule a consultation today to learn more about how our law firm can help you.
Behaviors or Actions That Can Misconstrued as Child Molestation
Many child molestation claims are based on exaggerations, misunderstandings, and falsifications. This puts the defendant in an unfair position where they must protect themselves from a fantastical opposition that feels free to say whatever needs to be said to secure a conviction. As criminal defense lawyers in Baltimore with extensive experience with high-stakes cases, we are well aware of the tactics the prosecution may use against you, including how they may try to take an innocuous situation and present it as something criminal.
Examples of actions that might be twisted into child molestation include:
- Parent using spankings as discipline.
- Teacher grabbing ahold of a riotous child to protect other children.
- Religious figure speaking privately with a child at the child’s request.
- Adult talking to a child using an online forum, such as social media or a video game.
Baltimore may also charge statutory rape as child sexual abuse or child molestation, depending on the circumstances. Some prosecutors will intentionally file this charge instead of child molestation, knowing it is “simpler” to secure a conviction for it. This is just one of many ways that the criminal justice system can be stacked against the defendant. You should not put up with it.
Protect Yourself from Undue Consequences Now – Call (443) 709-9999
If you are convicted of child molestation, you will likely be sentenced to a year or more in prison, pay thousands of dollars in fines, and be placed on a sex offender registry. All of these consequences together will surely destroy your reputation and personal life, possibly beyond repair. Get to work right now with your defense by contacting our Baltimore child molestation attorneys of James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates.