Richmond Child Sexual Abuse Attorney
Aggressive Representation for the Accused from Former VA Prosecutors
Child sexual abuse is an act committed against a minor who is 18 years
of age or under with the intent to sexually molest, arouse, or gratify
any person. This includes intentionally touching or forcing a child to
touch intimate parts of themselves, the accused, or another person's
private areas. Intimate parts include the breast of a female, genital
or anal areas, groin, inner thigh, or buttocks of any male or female.
Child Sexual Abuse in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Actual touching does not have to occur for child sexual abuse to be committed.
Forcing a child to watch pornography, sexual acts, or exposing intimate
parts constitutes sexual abuse as well. This is a very serious charge.
If you have been accused of child sexual abuse, it is imperative that
you contact a skilled and experienced
Richmond sex crime lawyer as soon as possible. Our team at Carlson & Collier is skilled in handling
serious cases, and we are prepared to stand for you. In many situations,
people are falsely accused — sometimes in conjunction with contentious
family law battles. Don't let a false accusation destroy your future.
Let our team fight for you.
Protect Your Future: Contact Our Richmond Sex Crime Defense Lawyers
Child sexual abuse is a felony. Which class of felony will be charged,
however, is determined by many factors.
These determining factors include:
- The age of the child
- The age of the perpetrator
- The type of sexual abuse
- The severity of the abuse
- The relationship between the accused and the victim
All of these factors are considered in the charge and, if found guilty,
the sentencing. Consequences of a child sexual abuse conviction may include
extended prison sentences, expensive fines, a lifetime criminal record,
and mandatory registration as a sex offender in a public database. If
you face child abuse crimes, learn about your options in a
free case evaluation with one of our
Richmond criminal lawyers.
Call Carlson & Collier
today to begin.