The very first thing you should do if you have been accused of child molestation in New Hampshire is call an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Children are considered innocent and anyone who is accused of molesting a child is going to face a tough challenge. That’s why it is essential to have an attorney who knows New Hampshire’s judicial system fighting for your rights as you face sexual offenses.
Criminal defense lawyer Michael Anzalone fits the bill. He will not pre-judge you and will work diligently to make sure all of the legal bases are covered.
State laws outline the penalties for all kinds of child sexual abuse in RSA 169-C, which is the Child Protection Act.
When a child is molested or abused, the court system and the state of New Hampshire move quickly to offer protection. The child must be removed from his or her house if a family member is accused in the case. Sometimes that means the child goes into protective custody of the state. Other times, the child can be placed with other relatives.
At any rate, the wheels of justice move fairly quickly when a child is involved and this is why you should get a lawyer to make sure your rights are protected. Especially if you are a parent accused of molestation. These are extremely serious charges in New Hampshire and you could be facing many years in prison if you are convicted of child molestation.The Court System
The state will bring evidence in the case before a judge and the person accused of the abuse must also be given an opportunity to present evidence. The judge has the final say, but state officials must prove abuse by a preponderance of evidence. This is a legal term that simply means the evidence that is presented in court has to make it more true than not that the abuse as described in the court case did occur.
This is another reason you need to have an experienced lawyer by your side every step of the way in this process. At The Anzalone Law Firm, we will use all of our resources to make sure your rights are protected. If this is your child, it can be an extremely emotional time and you will probably be overwhelmed at the thought of the case.
A charge like this can wreck your life. You may lose your job. Your reputation may be on the line. If the charges aren’t true, we will help you prove your case. We will work hard to find evidence to present that will weigh the facts in your favor.
As stated earlier, at our law firm, we won’t judge you. We will fight for your constitutional rights. You will receive a fair defense with attorney Michael Anzalone at the helm of your case. We have represented others accused in cases like this and have a strong track record for helping our clients.
Don’t go this alone.
Please call us at 603.548.3797 or fill out our online form for a free consultation. We are here for you 24/7.