Indecency with a Child
If you’ve been accused of indecency with a child, you could be in for some huge trouble.
In New Hampshire, like in all states across the country, law enforcement officials take any sexual activity with a child as an extremely serious and urgent matter.
So, if you have been arrested on these charges, or any other sex abuse charge involving children, you should immediately seek the assistance of criminal defense lawyer Michael Anzalone.
At the Anzalone Law Firm in Nashua, New Hampshire, we will treat your case as a priority and we don’t judge. Michael Anzalone and his associated will listen to you and evaluate your case based on what you tell us as well as what is listed in the arrest report.
It is of utmost importance for you to immediately contact Michael Anzalone immediately upon your arrest. That is because you will want to have your criminal defense attorney by your side when law enforcement investigators talk to you. It is vital that you don’t speak to police until you have retained a lawyer. They will use anything you say against you when your case goes to court.What is Considered Indecency with a Child?
Indecency with a child occurs if someone engages in sexual activity with a child of either sex with the intent of arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of anyone. It also occurs if the person causes the child to expose his or her genitals.
The touching can occur through clothing.
Basically, anyone who exposes a child in any way can be charged with indecency toward a child in New Hampshire.
If you are accused of this crime, you will need to take the charges seriously. After you discuss your case with your lawyer, he will help you decide how to approach the charges. For example, if there is a very strong case against you, Michael Anzalone may recommend working on a plea deal with prosecutors. This would benefit you by letting you plead guilty to lesser charges. You may or may not get jail time, but you can almost rest assured that you will be on probation for quite some time. And, depending on the circumstances of your case, you will likely be required by the state to register as a sex offender, which means you will be monitored for years to come and won’t be able to live near schools and be restricted in your contact with any children.
At any rate, your criminal defense lawyer will work aggressively to make sure you get the best possible outcome in your case.
This can be a life altering kind of charge. If you are registered as a sex offender, you’ll have to check in with state officials for years to come.
Being a convicted sex offender also may make it difficult to get a job or to have long lasting relationships with people. This may have disappointed your family so much that they leave you.
So, the best advice for you is to call criminal defense attorney Michael Anzalone today for a free consultation.