When most people envision a child molester, they immediately think of a man and, indeed, the majority of people who are charged with child molestation are male. But that doesn’t mean there are no female offenders -and these women require a specialized defense. If you or someone you know has been accused of a sex crime involving children, call a lawyer as soon as possible.
Because there are so many misconceptions and prejudices in these types of crimes, all cases involving child molesting require knowledgeable attorneys. Cases involving female offenders present an even more unique set of challenges, which is why you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible.
One particular complication involved with criminal charges being brought against accused female child molesters is that because they are less common, these cases are often covered by the news. Take, for example, this woman in Washington D.C. or this woman from Florida. When a case of this nature gets publicized, it becomes even more difficult to secure an unbiased jury. This is also why it is so important that anyone charged with a sex crime involving children refuse to speak to the press, police, prosecutor or their alleged victim without having the suspect’s attorneys present. Even calls from the alleged victim are often recorded or monitored by the police, so anyone accused of this crime should absolutely refuse to speak about the charges without their lawyer present. Any statements you make could work against you either in court or in the news where it may affect a jury.
If you have any questions or believe you may be accused of child molestation, please call (760) 643-4050 to schedule a free initial consultation with Peter M. Liss.
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