Have you been wrongfully accused of child sexual abuse or child molestation? These charges can be devastating and have dramatic effects on your life. False child abuse or child molestation charges, if released to the public, greatly change how your friends, family, and neighbors view you, and finding an experienced child sexual abuse and child molestation lawyer who will clear your name is vital, not just for yourself but for those closest to you.
Maryland has a number of laws designed to protect children from sexual abuse. The state’s child sex abuse laws cover a wide range of behaviors, from sexual contact to exploitation and pornography. Under Maryland law, a child is defined as anyone under the age of 18.
One of the key child sex abuse laws in Maryland is the mandatory reporting law. This law requires certain professionals, including teachers, doctors, and social workers, to report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect to the appropriate authorities. Failure to report can result in criminal charges and penalties.
Maryland also has strict laws governing child pornography. It is illegal to produce, distribute, or possess any sexually explicit images or videos of children under the age of 18. Anyone who is caught violating these laws can face serious criminal charges and penalties, including prison time and fines. The state’s child pornography laws also include provisions for the forfeiture of property used in the commission of the crime, such as computers and other electronic devices. The goal of these laws is to protect children from the harmful effects of sexual exploitation and abuse, and to hold perpetrators accountable for their actions.
In addition to the emotional and social repercussions of sex offense allegations, these charges can result in significant jail time. As Maryland criminal defense lawyers, William Blackford and Christopher Flohr passionately defend their clients from any criminal charges, including child sexual abuse and child molestation. We are dedicated to our clients and willing to not only hear their side of the story but also to understand and accurately represent it in court.
With clients throughout Maryland, including Anne Arundel County, Baltimore, Annapolis, Baltimore County, and Towson, Blackford & Flohr are tenacious lawyers prepared to take your case to court and defend your name and your right to freedom.
Contact us today at 410-647-6677.
IF YOU ARE ARRESTED OR QUESTIONED BY ANYONE REGARDING A CRIME, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT AND A RIGHT TO A MARYLAND CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER’S HELP. YOU SHOULD EXERCISE THESE RIGHTS TO PROTECT YOURSELF. CONTACT US IF YOU NEED HELP.