Molestation usually involves either the improper touching of another’s breasts, genitals or buttocks, or the public masturbation or the unwanted exposing of one’s private areas. It can occur to anyone, and the defendant can be charged with molestation regardless of the victim’s age. Molestation charges are closely related to lewd and lascivious behavior charges in that both involve unwanted touching or bodily exposure.
Child molestation is one of the most serious molestation charges, and just the accusation alone can ruin relationships and tarnish your record. Child molestation is defined by the inappropriate touching or any sexual contact with a child under 16 years of age. In the state of Florida, school teachers, nannies and caregivers of any kind are all required by law to report any suspicious activity that point to the abuse of a child. If a child makes a false comment about a parent, the consequences can result in serious criminal charges even if the statement is later denied by the child or proven false.
Knowledgeable Attorneys Will Protect Your Rights
The sex crimes attorneys at Perez LaSure Law will ensure that your rights are protected every step of the way, and will do everything in our power to keep your record from being tarnished by false accusations or misunderstood intentions. We understand the weight that these charges hold, and believe that each side of the story should be heard and that you are innocent until proven guilty. If you have been charged with molestation, contact us immediately to schedule a consultation and discuss your legal options.