Atlanta Child Molestation Charges
Child molestation charges can be brought forward based on nothing more than the word of an accuser. The tragic result is that an innocent person can face a humiliating trial and may even be convicted for a sex crime he or she did not commit.
For the past 70 years, Garland, Samuel & Loeb has had a sterling reputation for positive results, ethical representation and discretion in defense of people accused of sex crimes in the southeastern United States and beyond. Our lawyers respect our clients’ need for privacy, vehemently adhering to attorney-client privilege and minimizing publicity as much as possible.
The Right to Remain Silent
At no time is your right to remain silent more important than if you are accused of a sex crime. Often, police do not tell the suspect everything they know about the charges. It’s also common for police to claim that they have evidence they do not have, simply to provoke a reaction from you.
By talking to investigators without representation, you could inadvertently give the state the information it needs to make a damaging arrest. For example, simply by admitting you were alone with the alleged victim could provide police the corroborating evidence they need to make an arrest.
Our criminal defense lawyers have extensive experience in analyzing police interviews with children, which may be tainted by flawed techniques that lead children into making damaging statements. We will also conduct a detailed background investigation into background of your accuser. Many child molestation charges arise in child custody or divorce disputes. A vengeful spouse may accuse you of child molestation to deprive you of contact with your children.