If you have been accused of molestation or sexual abuse of a child, it is vital that you work with an attorney as soon as possible. The accusation alone can ruin your reputation with friends, family, work and in the community.
I am Salt Lake City child molestation defense lawyer Catherine Cleveland and I can help you protect your reputation and your freedoms. I understand the effect a sex offense arrest or conviction can have on your future. I will work diligently to protect your rights at every stage of the process. Contact me online to schedule a free, confidential consultation and start building your defense today.
Consequences of a Conviction for Child Sexual Abuse
Child sexual abuse or molestation is a very serious charge. Depending on the circumstances in your case, you could be facing a second-degree or first-degree felony. This means you could face anywhere from one year to life in prison. You will also be required to register as a sex offender and may have limitations on where you can work or live.
I can help you fight these charges and protect your rights at every stage of the legal process.
Has Your Child Been Taken From You?
Teachers, doctors, child care providers and others who care for children are legally obligated to report signs of abuse. This means that a misunderstanding or false accusation can quickly spiral out of control and lead to the removal of the child from your home. If this occurs during a divorce or custody dispute, these charges can result in the loss of visitation rights.
Physicians have the ability to keep a child in protective custody for up to 72 hours if they believe the child is being abused. Likewise, Child & Family Services can remove a child from the home and place him or her in protective custody. I can protect your rights as a parent and defend you from accusations of molestation and abuse in all forums.
Criminal defense is all I do
My exclusive focus as a Salt Lake City criminal defense lawyer has helped me perfect successful legal strategies that are proven to be effective in Utah Courts. Throughout the years, I have achieved a history of favorable results by helping hundreds of people successfully reduce or avoid criminal charges. My clients’ positive testimonials tell their stories.