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If you believe you may be under investigation for child molestation or if you have been arrested for child molestation, contact our experienced Rhode Island Child Molestation lawyers today. Our skilled sex crime legal team will aggressively fight to defend your reputation, career, and freedom against these charges.
Our attorneys have years of criminal law experience and a track record of proven success. When your freedom is on the line, turn to us for aggressive and trustworthy representation.
What is Child Molestation?
Child molestation can be categorized into two different degrees, 1st and 2nd. First-degree child molestation is vigorously prosecuted by the State and includes situations where the accused penetrated the anus, vagina, or mouth of a child under the age of fourteen. Second-degree child molestation includes situations where the accused allegedly touches a child’s intimate body parts without penetration.
First Degree Child Molestation in Rhode Island
A person is guilty of first-degree child molestation when they engage in sexual penetration with a child ages fourteen (14) or under. Sexual penetration includes sexual intercourse, oral sex, and anal intercourse. It also includes any other intrusion, however slight, by any part of a person’s body or by any object into the genital or anal openings of another person’s body, or the victim’s own body upon the accused’s instruction.
Penalties for First Degree Child Molestation in RI
If you are found guilty of first-degree child molestation, you could face penalties of:
- Imprisonment for a minimum of twenty-five (25) years up to life in prison
- Sex offender registration
- Sex offender treatment
- Electronic monitoring via a GPS device for life
These penalties are on top of the potential loss of your job, not to mention alienation by friends and family. When so much is at stake, you need dependable advocacy from an aggressive Rhode Island sexual assault defense legal practitioner from our firm to put together a robust defense on your behalf.
Second Degree Child Molestation in Rhode Island
A person is guilty of second-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 in RI
If you are convicted of second-degree molestation in Rhode Island, 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 legal practitioner 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
If you are being investigated, charged, or arrested for Child Molestation in Rhode Island, it is imperative that you begin building your defense right away. Our skilled Rhode Island child molestation defense attorneys at Abilheira Law, LLC 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 child molestation defense lawyers today.
Call us now to schedule your free and confidential consultation, 401-245-5100.