What Should I Do if I’m Accused of Child Abuse?
Do Not Speak to Anyone Until You Obtain Legal Counsel
If you are being accused of child abuse or child molestation, it is absolutely critical that you not say anything to police or investigators. Many times a detective may call the alleged defendant and say they are simply “trying to get your side of the story.” What they are really doing is building a case against you. You may not think what you divulge to investigators is incriminating but it can be.
The next best thing you can do for yourself is seek experienced legal counsel immediately. That way your criminal defense attorney can immediately start protecting your rights and advising you. My name is Catherine Cleveland. As a criminal defense attorney with more than a decade of experience, I have extensive knowledge and skills when it comes to child abuse cases. If you have been accused of child abuse or child molestation, please contact me as soon as possible. I offer free phone consultations. Schedule yours today.
Even if you are not facing charges, it is extremely important you not speak to investigators and seek my counsel. You should also avoid being alone with any child at this point. This means any child and most certainly your accuser. This is to avoid any other accusations as a child may be convinced to make false allegations against you.
If you are the parent of the accuser, you may feel you are being alienated from your child. The other party may try to “brainwash” your child into thinking things about you that are not true. Even if this is the case, do not give them anymore room to make false accusations against you. Stay the course and seek legal defense now.