Offenses Against Children

Crimes Against Children And The Presumption of Guilt

Crimes against children, such as child molestation and child abuse, are taken very seriously by police officers, district attorneys, judges and juries alike. A conviction on these charges could ruin your life, making you a pariah in your community and practically unemployable.

Everyone wants to believe a child. Just because a child says it, you are practically presumed guilty. Sometimes, it's the equivalent of the modern day witch hunt. But what are you to do if the charges are not true? This is another area of the law where innocent people are convicted and sentenced to prison. If you are facing charges for a crime involving a child, you should seek out the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney.

At the Kinston and Morehead City, North Carolina, law firms of Gerrans, Foster & Sargeant, PA, we have extensive experience representing people who are facing serious felony charges. With the experience of a former prosecutor, we understand how the prosecution may approach your case and will do everything we can to exploit weaknesses in their case and achieve a favorable result.

Before making statements to the police, speak to an aggressive criminal defense lawyer. Contact our firm immediately to discuss your case with an attorney.

The Terrible Consequences Of A Conviction

The punishment may be different, but the consequences of a child molestation conviction are almost as severe as murder. You cannot get the death penalty for sex offenses, but you could be facing up to life in prison and a lifetime requirement to register as a sex offender. You can count on our firm to not only defend you against criminal charges, but also to do everything in our power to protect your reputation.

Shaken Baby Syndrome

In many tragic cases, a child dies or is severely injured as a result of what is called Shaken Baby Syndrome. If this has happened, you need our aggressive attorneys on your side to make sure you assert and defend your legal rights. Juries in these cases tend to treat adults who have accidentally hurt a child as if they intentionally murdered them.

Let Our Attorneys And Experts Help You

Our experienced attorneys also have access to some of the top exerts in their fields, such as child psychologists and pediatricians. We will use all of our resources to build a successful case on your behalf.

Call us in Kinston at 252.522.4500, in Morehead City at 252.773.0015, or send us an e-mail today to contact an attorney.