When most people envision a child molester, they immediately think of a man and, indeed, the majority of people who commit the crime of 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, Vista criminal defense lawyer Peter M. Liss can help.
Because there are so many misconceptions and prejudices in these types of crimes, all cases involving child molesting require a knowledgeable Vista sex crimes attorney. Cases involving female offenders present an even more unique set of challenges, which is why you should contact a lawyer in Vista who has experience in child molestation cases 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 a Vista criminal attorney 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 in Vista, sex crimes defense lawyer Peter M. Liss can help. Please call (760) 643-4050 to schedule a free initial consultation.
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