One of the worst things that can happen to a person is to be falsely accused of a crime they did not commit – especially one as serious as child molestation. Texas child sexual molestation laws are some of the strictest in the country and can expose a person to incredibly harsh penalties upon conviction, including a lengthy prison sentence and the possibility of being required to register as a sex offender for life. Unfortunately, many allegations of child molestation are either deliberately false accusations by a child or are the result of simple misunderstandings, causing parents, teachers, babysitters, and other accused parties to be placed under serious legal scrutiny.
Aside from retaining the services of a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible, if you have been falsely accused of child molestation, it is imperative you obey the following advice to stay in control of your situation and minimize your chances of being convicted.
- Obey any restrictions: If you have not already been arrested, you may have been subjected to a restraining order which prohibits you from making contact with the allegedly molested child. Even if you have done nothing wrong, it is crucial you obey all of these restrictions closely. Failing to comply will only worsen your situation and expose you to further criminal charges.
- Do not make any statements: Child molestation cases frequently attract considerable attention from the media and others. If anyone attempts to question you about your relationship with the allegedly abused child, do not answer. Do not make any statements, engage in conversation, or answer any questions about your case without your attorney present. Anything you say can and will be used against you in court.
- Gather evidence: Gather and preserve as much evidence related to the alleged incident or victim as you can, as well as any documents or records which may be used to prove where you were at the time of the alleged abuse. This can include text messages, receipts, emails, and more.
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