Child Sex Crime Allegations in Denton County
Trusted Representation from Our Denton County Criminal Defense Attorneys
A child, even one who has fabricated sexual assault charges, must be handled
delicately. A child will suffer from false allegations, both from the
court system and from later realization of the harm they have caused to
a beloved family member or innocent family friend. There is no reason
to attack a child, especially a young child who has only been made the
pawn of a motivated adult.
The jury will punish the defense if aggression is shown towards the child
witness. Society tends to believe that children are incapable of inventing
molestation allegations, although studies show a large proportion of accusations
are false, especially among children under the age of 8 years old.
A child witness must be cross-examined thoroughly and effectively. The
challenge of the defense attorney is to develop the theory of a false
accusation, without attacking the child personally. A lawyer cannot do
this without supreme preparation and a wealth of experience. A sexual
assault trial is no place for a novice.
Call the Law Offices of Tim Powers at (940) 580-2899.
In some trials, the motive for the false accusation becomes clear after
cross-examination of the child. In others, cross-examination is used to
establish divergent family relationships and the motives of adults who
have something to gain from a conviction for sexual assault. In any case,
the jury must be persuaded that a false accusation is possible and that
they are weighing the fate of a potentially innocent individual.
Contact our Denton County firm to schedule a
complimentary consultation. We are ready to help! Call us today at (940) 580-2899. Se Habla Español.