Child sex crimes are the most inflammatory of cases. The public is quick to judge a person guilty, and yet these cases can be very delicate. A child's testimony can be manipulated by another adult. A juvenile can make a charge because he or she wants revenge or attention. It's vitally important to get a lawyer involved right away, before damage is done by improperly interrogating the child and tainting witnesses.
Child sex crimes are often difficult to prove. Yet the public commonly assumes these allegations to be true.
Don't let others' assumption of your guilt cause you to lose hope. At the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, law firm of Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC, we are skilled and experienced at aggressively fighting for accused clients' rights following allegations involving:
- Child sexual abuse/child molestation and sex with a minor
- Possession and distribution of child porn, including Internet child porn
- Solicitation of a minor, both in person and online
- Statutory rape
- Illegal "sexting"
Defense attorney Elisabeth K.H. Pasqualini has the experience and knowledge you need to defend against serious sex-related criminal charges.
A Strong Defense Team On Your Side
Emotions and assumptions regarding sex crime charges involving children can quickly become inflated due to children's confusion, adult manipulation and prosecutors' aggression in response to pressure for a conviction. A conviction can lead to years in jail, and even a misdemeanor sexual offense like indecent exposure can lead to 10 years of required sex offender registration.
Don't wait until a child's testimony is manipulated by an adult. Don't wait until a juvenile pursues a conviction for revenge or attention.
Instead, contact an experienced lawyer immediately. At Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC, our attorney team includes a former prosecutor. We have handled thousands of high-stakes criminal cases, helping many avoid prison. Our lawyers can also assist you with mandatory reporting of your employment, education and housing status under the sex offender registration system.
If you're facing child sex crime charges, contact our firm in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, at 717-827-4074. We provide free initial consultations, are available for evening and weekend appointments and operate two offices for your convenience.