There is no doubt that child abuse, no matter the form, is abhorrent and intolerable; it is because of this degree of intolerance that false accusations, cases built with matchsticks, and “he-said, she-said” cases must be fought tooth and nail by those lawyers seeking to preserve community justice. Preservation of reputation is important, but avoiding a restriction upon God-given liberties is even more paramount. The state is working hard to prosecute the individuals it has charged; if charged, you deserve a professional Virginia Beach Criminal Defense Attorney to work just as hard, if not harder than the state.
For a comprehensive guide to various Virginia statutes, visit the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services source, “Child Abuse: Virginia Statutes and Case Law.” Some of the most searched crimes include Rape, Forcible Sodomy, Sexual Battery, and Object Sexual Penetration.
Less than a year ago, a Virginia Beach police officer was arrested for taking indecent liberties with a juvenile. In that case, “[using] a search warrant . . . police seized sexual paraphernalia, prescription medication and a computer amongst other items from Dunn’s home.” When a person is accused of a sex crime against a child, the police have a broad ability to search that person’s residence (assuming they have a search warrant). Since digital storage is so prevalent in this day and age, men and women accused of a sex crime involving a child can expect to have their computer searched and seized should the investigation progress to that stage.
If you have been charged with a crime involving a minor – whether sexually-based or not – you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and all who depend on and love you to seek an experienced Norfolk or Virginia Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer.