In Missouri, there are four degrees of child molestation—first, second, third, and fourth, with first degree being the most serious. There are many variables that affect what degree cases are charged as, such as the age of the alleged victim, age of the suspect, and type of contact. Each child molestation charge is a felony, but they have varying sentence ranges that include up to life in prison without the possibility of probation or parole. They also have varying degrees of sex offender registration and GPS monitoring upon getting probation or parole. Obviously, these are very serious charges and require a sex offense lawyer familiar with and knowledgeable on child molestation laws.
The Lowry Law Firm’s sex offense lawyers know Missouri’s child molestation laws. They will break down the charges in relation to your case and explain what prosecutors must prove beyond a reasonable doubt for you to be found guilty of the sex offense. In addition to ensuring you understand your charges, the Firm’s sex offense attorneys will handle your child molestation charges with the care and diligence required in sex offense cases. They know child molestation charges may contain specialized evidence and are familiar with the types of evidence in these cases.
Child molestation charges require a significant amount of time and dedication to analyze the evidence, evaluate the case, and strategize defenses. Individuals charged with or suspected of committing child molestation need to consult with a dedicated and knowledgeable sex offense attorney. The Lowry Law Firm’s criminal defense attorneys will thoroughly evaluate, analyze, and assess all aspects of your case, and then discuss it in detail with you. Moreover, they focus not on whether you committed the crime, but whether the prosecutor can prove it. If you are charged with or are a suspect for a child molestation charge, contact The Lowry Law Firm’s criminal defense lawyers immediately.
The Lowry Law Firm’s sex offense attorneys handle child molestation charges in the following counties: