A Victorville child molestation charge under PC 647.6 carries with it potential severe consequences. These potential consequences vary depending on the circumstances of your case. The crime of molesting a child is generally a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in county jail and a maximum $5,000 fine.
However, if you have a prior felony conviction for a sex-related offense involving a minor and are now convicted of molesting a child, the crime is a felony punishable by 2, 4 or 6 years in state prison.
Further, if you are convicted of molesting a child after having entered into an inhabited dwelling area, building or trailer coach without consent, you face a felony conviction with a potential 16 months to 3 years in prison sentence, as well as a maximum $5,000 fine.
If you are convicted of molesting a child, you must register as a sex offender. (PC 290)
Prosecution of Child Molestation under PC 647.6
In order to convict you of this crime, the prosecutor must prove the following four elements:
- You engaged in conduct directed at a minor
- A normal person would have been disturbed , irritated, offended, or injured by your conduct
- Your conduct was motivated by an unnatural or abnormal sexual interest in the minor, AND
- The minor was under the age of 18 at the time of the conduct
Victorville Child Molestation Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys
Wallin & Klarich Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys have been successfully defending our clients facing child molestation charges for over 30 years. This extensive experience allows us to know all possible legal defenses to a child molestation charge.
Upon retaining Wallin & Klarich, we will get to work immediately to mount an aggressive defense and help you avoid jail. We will first prepare an extensive summary of all the facts you are aware of, that are relevant to these molestation charges. Armed with this knowledge, we will interview every witness that could potentially be favorable to your defense.
Once we secure this important factual information, we will then strategically tailor the most effective legal defense for your case. We will promptly relay all important developments of your case to you. You will then have the opportunity to have active involvement in your defense. This solid representation oftentimes results in very favorable benefits to our clients.
When you are accused of a sex crime in California there is too much at stake to not hire the effective and professional representation of Wallin & Klarich.
Wallin & Klarich has over 30 years of experience successfully defending our clients accused of child molestation in Victorville and helping them avoid jail time. We have the skill and experience to help you win your case. Our offices are located in Victorville, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, Orange County, Ventura, West Covina, San Bernardino, Torrance, and Sherman Oaks. Call us today at (877) 230-1528. We will be there when you call.