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.

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Glen Allen, VA 23060
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