Child Molestation Defense Lawyer
Serving the Accused in Providence, Warren and all of Rhode Island
If you are being investigated, charged, or arrested for Second Degree Child Molestation, it is imperative that you begin building your defense right away. Our skilled Rhode Island Sexual Assault Lawyers can vigorously argue to protect your reputation, job, and freedom against these charges.
Our priority is obtaining a positive result for your case. Our attorneys focus their practice on criminal defense, which means that they are fully aware of what you are up against when you are arrested and are prepared to challenge your accusations. If you want a lawyer who will rigorously defend against child molestation charges, call our Rhode Island criminal defense lawyers today.
What is Second Degree Child Molestation?
A person is guilty of first degree molestation when they engage in sexual contact with a child ages fourteen (14) or under. Sexual contact is defined as the intentional touching of the victim’s body parts, whether clothed or unclothed, if that act of touching can reasonably be shown that the accused did so for the purpose of sexual arousal, gratification, or assault.
A person is also guilty of Second Degree Child Molestation if they cause the victim to touch their clothed or unclothed body parts if the accused intended it to for the purpose of sexual arousal, gratification, or assault.
Penalties for Second Degree Child Molestation
If you are convicted of second degree molestation, you could face penalties of:
- Imprisonment for a minimum of six (6) years up to thirty (30) years
- Sex offender database registration
- Mandatory sex offender treatment
Our skilled Rhode Island sexual assault defense lawyer can fight for the best outcome possible for you. If the prosecution is unable to substantiate their claims, we can argue your charges should be reduced or dropped.
Request Your Consultation
When your reputation and freedom are on the line, it is essential that you begin defending against child molestation charges right away.
Call our attorneys today for a free and confidential consultation—(401) 245-5100.