Accused of Child Molestation?
Contact an Atlanta criminal defense lawyer!
One of the most serious charges one can face is child molestation. If were accused of this crime, it is imperative that you seek legal defense to protect you from the obstacles you may face. The legal system punishes very serious crimes like child molestation severely.
The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. is led by a former prosecutor, with thorough understanding of the criminal court and trial process. Our legal team has handled a wide range of serious criminal cases, using our insight of the law to reduce or drop charges altogether.
Call an Atlanta criminal defense attorney today so that we can begin working on your defense!
What penalties could I face?
The law defines child molestation as attempting to entice or coerce a person under the age of 16 to engage in sexual behavior or to arouse the interests of either that child or the offender.
For a first-time offender, under Georgia Title 16, §16-6-4, the penalties may be:
- Imprisonment between 5 to 20 years
- Mandatory counseling
For a second conviction, the prison sentence could be anywhere from 30 years to life. The state does have the obligation to inform the accused that he or she may face life imprisonment, should the case be brought to trial.
The repercussions of being charged with molestation can follow for many years to come. Not only does this leave a blemish on your good name and reputation, you could risk losing your children. There is also the threat of imprisonment and the hardships and reduced quality of life that imprisonment brings. All of these reasons are precisely why you need to call The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. to work on your case.
We are on your side!
With over 40 years of experience defending a full range of criminal cases on both the state and federal level, our Atlanta criminal defense lawyers understand how exhausting the process can be for those who are accused of very serious crimes. That is why we are prepared to take on the work for you. Remember that the penalties and the unsaid consequences of being accused of a crime, especially one as serious as child molestation, should not be taken lightly. We have worked on high-profile cases, and were commended by the FBI and U.S. Attorney General.
We are more than well-equipped to fight for you, so be sure to call The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. for experienced and fierce defense.