If you are arrested for abusing or molesting a child, your entire life will be turned inside out. The mere accusation of this type of offense can lead to the loss of friends, children, your job, and a number of criminal consequences. It is vital that you understand crimes against children and those cases involving abuse or sexual abuse are handled differently than others.
At the Law Office of Lorin J. Zaner, our Toledo child abuse defense attorneys are prepared to represent you aggressively in court.
Regardless of what the law says, in many child abuse cases you are presumed guilty once the allegation has been made. You will have to prove that you are innocent, which is why hiring a skilled Toledo criminal defense attorney is important. We are here to help you prove that the allegations against you are fabricated. Our legal team does this by developing a theme to convince the jury as to a motive behind the false allegations.
In the context of child abuse, if you are ever contacted by the police, children services workers, protective service workers, or anyone else concerning any allegations of abuse, remain silent. You should never answer questions or talk to these individuals without having your Toledo criminal defense attorney present. It is possible that government employees may claim to tape interviews or take accurate notes, only to find out that they have not done so and it is your word against theirs.
Our firm is here to protect your rights and work with you to give you the best possible chance to keep your freedom. Most courts err on the side of caution, trying to protect the child from the alleged perpetrator. The courts rarely protect the child from the parent who may be falsely accusing the other parent of child abuse. It is important to have a lawyer on your side who can educate the court as to how false allegations come about.
Give us a call at (419) 741-4050 to request a free case evaluation.