Child Molestation Defense Lawyer
Are you searching for a child molestation defense lawyer? The seasoned defense attorneys at Kilgore & Rodriguez are experienced in defending clients who have been charged with child molestation, child pornography, and other sexual offenses.
HAVE YOU BEEN CHARGED WITH CHILD MOLESTATION?
Nothing is more frightening and humiliating than being arrested for child molestation. The mere accusation of such a crime can ruin your reputation in the community. An arrest for child molestation is likely to make the news, subjecting you to public scorn and embarrassment and can cost you your marriage and your job, and destroy your life. And, of course, the criminal penalties are unimaginably severe.
Many metro Atlanta counties, including Cobb, Cherokee, and Fulton, employ special investigators and prosecutors dedicated to prosecuting sex crimes against women and children, including child molestation. These experts are extremely experienced and well-trained. When you're charged with child molestation, you need seasoned child molestation defense lawyers who will handle your case with tenacity and discretion.
WHAT IS CHILD MOLESTATION?
In Georgia, a person cannot consent to any act of sexual intimacy until his or her sixteenth birthday. ANY SEXUAL CONTACT with a child who has not yet turned 16 is a crime. And ignorance of the child's true age is NOT a defense—even if the child lies about her age.
Child Molestation is any immoral or indecent act to, or in the presence of or with, any child under the age of 16, with the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of the person or the child. Mandatory sentencing requires 5 to 25 years in prison—and registration as a sex offender.
Aggravated Child Molestation is any act of child molestation that physically injures the child, or involves an act of sodomy (oral or anal sex). The "injury" necessary to constitute aggravated child molestation can be slight and does not require medical testimony. Mandatory sentencing requires Georgia judges to impose a minimum sentence of 25 years in prison and registration as a sex offender, and a maximum sentence of life in prison.
OTHER SEXUAL OFFENSES
Sexual Battery is any intentional physical contact with the intimate parts of another person without their consent. Sexual Battery is punishable up to 12 months in jail, unless the victim is a child under the age of 16, which becomes punishable up to 5 years in prison, and registration as a sex offender. Note: There is no requirement of "force," and even the inner thigh or buttocks can be considered "intimate parts" for purposes of the statute.
Aggravated Sexual Battery is the intentional penetration of another person's genitals or anus with a foreign object and without that person's consent. There is no requirement of "force" or "injury" necessary to prove aggravated sexual battery. Mandatory sentencing requires Georgia judges to impose a minimum sentence of 25 years in prison and registration as a sex offender, and a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Child Pornography is criminalized in Georgia as the sexual exploitation of children. Any knowing possession or control of material depicting a minor, or a portion of a minor's body, engaged in sexually explicit conduct constitutes sexual exploitation, and is punishable by 5 to 25 years in prison. Note: "Minor" means any person under the age of 18.
CHILD MOLESTATION LAWYERS WHO GET RESULTS
The child molestation defense lawyers at Kilgore & Rodriguez have a strong track record of successfully defending clients who have been charged with child molestation. To discuss how we can help to defend you against these serious charges, contact Kilgore & Rodriguez today.