When a person annoys or molests anyone under the age of 18 while motivated by an unnatural or abnormal sexual interest in the minor, a violation under California Penal Code section 647.6 occurs. The punishment for child molestation can be harsh and have long-lasting consequences. If you are facing charges for annoying or molesting a child in Orange County, the first step you need to take is to hire an Orange County Wallin & Klarich attorney who has extensive experience in child molestation defense and a proven track record for winning child molestation cases.
When your freedom is at stake…
According to the California Penal Code section 647.6, annoying or molesting a child is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in county jail and a $5,000 fine. There are several circumstances that can increase your sentence beyond this range. For instance, if you have been convicted of a prior felony for a sex offense involving a minor under 16 years of age, this offense will be charged as a felony, which is punishable by up to 6 years in state prison.
Most devastating of all, if you are convicted of annoying or molesting a child, you will be required to register as a sex offender pursuant to PC 290. If you are required to register as a sex offender, you may have to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life.
The sentencing and punishment for annoying or molesting a child in Orange County can completely change your life. A conviction can affect you both professionally and personally. With your reputation and freedom on the line, you need an experienced Orange County Wallin & Klarich Child Molestation Defense Attorney to protect your rights. We have helped hundreds of Orange County residents who were in your situation.
This is what to look for in an Orange County child molestation defense attorney
Defending those charged with a sex crime in Orange County is a difficult task because of the complex nature of child molestation cases. Finding a Orange County Criminal Defense Law Firm that has the experience, resources and training to help you fight your case is crucial to winning these emotionally charged cases. The attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have over 30 years of experience working closely with private investigators and expert witnesses. We also have over 30 years of experience in developing a comprehensive understanding of how child molestation cases in Orange County operate. We will develop a defense strategy designed to the facts of your case.
We win cases. The attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have successfully defended hundreds of Orange County residents facing prosecution for a wide variety of sex related offenses. We have a proven track record in successfully defending clients against child molestation cases and helping them avoid jail time. We have alos helped many individuals convicted of child molestation receive post conviction relief through certificates of rehabilitation and governor’s pardons to eliminate their duty to register as a sex offender. (PC 4852).
The secret to our success is simple: a strong work ethic, individualized attention to each client, and a seasoned team dedicated to winning cases and protecting our clients’ rights.
Call an Orange County Child Molestation Defense Attorney at Wallin & Klarich today
With offices in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Victorville, West Covina, Torrance, and Sherman Oaks, the attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have been winning cases for clients accused of child molestation for over 30 years. We successfully achieve positive results for our clients because we have the time to devote to their cases and the experience to win. You should settle for no less than Wallin & Klarich when you or a loved one is facing a serious charge of child molestation.
Call us today at (877) 466-5245. We will be there when you call.