Even though you may not have been criminally charged, your spouse, partner or another member of your household can accuse you of sexual abuse of a child. Allegations may surface when your relationship is troubled and emotions are running high. These accusations, which are civil in nature, have legal consequences.
False accusations of child sex abuse can be used as a tool to gain advantage in child custody or divorce proceedings. The allegations can be made out of anger or spite, or as an act of retribution for a perceived wrong.
In some instances, you will be immediately charged with a crime. In other cases, administrative hearings may be held or family court proceedings convened to determine whether to remove your child from your household and place him or her in foster case.
Your spouse may seek a temporary restraining order against you. If a restraining order is issued, you will not be able to return to your home, even to get your clothes and personal items. All contact with your spouse or children will be cut off. You will be disadvantaged in divorce or custody proceedings. If convicted of violating a protective order, you will be deprived or your right to own a firearm.
Damage That Can't Be Undone
Accusations are easy to make in the heat of an argument, but in many states they are virtually impossible to retract, even if the accuser decides not to press charges. Because true victims of domestic violence often recant their reports of abuse, authorities assume all allegations of sexual assault and domestic violence within a family setting are legitimate. Once again, the accused faces the challenge of being guilty until proven innocent.
Our expertise is invaluable in both criminal and civil proceedings. We will arrange a free consultation, provide case assessment and represent you at an administrative hearing to protect you and your children.
We Know How to Help
Tom Pavlinic and each lawyer affiliated with Premier Defense Group has extensive experience in defending against child sex abuse and other sex crimes charges. They are seasoned veterans of the courtroom with the ability to go to trial and present an aggressive, cogent defense, whenever and wherever the case demands.
They analyze the evidence, follow the rules of evidence and procedure and work together as a team, capitalizing on each attorney's strengths so that you receive the most competent representation possible. This pool of dedicated legal talent is derived from jurisdictions across the country, not just from a single geographic area.
Contact Us Now
Do not hesitate to contact us if you or one of your loved ones could even possibly be facing child sex abuse or other sex crimes charges. We're here to help, but we can only do so if you will let us. Don't make the huge, regrettable mistake of acting without legal representation, the most foolish course of action when dealing with the criminal justice system.
Acting promptly and aggressively is the key to protecting your freedom and ultimate well being. Call us at (800) 993-0632 . We're here for you 24 hours a day. We know how important your case is, and we want to protect you from the very outset.