Allegations of child sexual abuse are intensely investigated and vigorously prosecuted. It can be all too easy for an innocent victim to get caught up in this frenzy and subjected to harsh penalties for a crime he or she did not commit, or to be punished more severely than is just. On top of any prison sentence imposed, a conviction for child sexual abuse often involves a lifelong criminal penalty in the form of sex offender registration, which impacts where you live, what jobs you can get, and what kind of personal relationships you will be able to have, even with your own children.
At the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, PA, our Glen Burnie child abuse lawyers are committed to the principles that every accused person is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and is entitled to defend themselves against charges with the aid of a competent attorney. Even more than that, we believe the justice system works best when the accused is fully represented and provided the best defense available, and we are committed to getting the best results for our clients accused of criminal activity, including child sexual abuse.
All sex crimes are difficult to defend, but the defense of a sex crime charge is even harder when the alleged victim is a child. Such defense requires sensitivity regarding examining or cross-examining child witnesses, skill in working with investigators to uncover the facts of the case, and the ability to understand and interpret complex forensic evidence and procedures.
Individuals charged with child sexual abuse may feel like the cards are stacked against them. Prosecutors make their careers on high-profile or sensational cases, and sex crime charges are aggressively prosecuted, with DA’s seeking the maximum penalties. Simply the allegation of child sexual abuse is enough to make jurors want to focus more on revenge than justice. The criminal defense attorney’s job is to fight all of these biases and prejudices, ensure the accused gets a fair trial, and fight for the best result possible.
The fact is that police officers make mistakes when conducting investigations, witnesses make the wrong identifications, and overzealous law enforcement agencies turn sting operations into unlawful entrapment. At the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, PA, we fully investigate the background of the case and the accused to bring forward all available defenses and present our case and our client in the best light. As experienced family law attorneys, we also know that false allegations of child abuse are sometimes made in the midst of a highly-contentious divorce or custody dispute. The knowledge and experience gained from our dual family law and criminal defense practices can prove invaluable to clients falsely accused of child abuse in a domestic situation.
If you have been arrested and charged with child sexual abuse in Anne Arundel or Howard County, call the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, PA for a confidential consultation with a dedicated and experienced Maryland criminal defense attorney.
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