Child Molestation Defense Attorneys
Allegations involving sexual abuse of children can shock the conscience and cause otherwise reasonable people to jump to conclusions. Many such offenses now carry a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years to life upon conviction. If you have been charged with a sex crime involving a child, you have a good idea of what could be at stake. Prison. Placement on the Sex Offender Registry. A stigma that will follow you for the rest of your life. These cases require more than just a lawyer. They require a legal team comprised of an experienced attorney, an experienced and effective private investigator and the appropriate expert witnesses in order to successfully defend the client.
We are Raivio, Kohlmetz & Steen, P.C. Our lawyers have built a strong reputation throughout Oregon for our efforts defending people against serious criminal charges, including crimes where the alleged victims are children. We have utilized a number of licensed private investigators and appropriate expert witnesses in defense of our clients. The laws relating to the admissibility of evidence in these cases are undergoing major changes. Experts for the government may no longer come into court and give "unsubstantiated" diagnoses of sexual abuse. Witnesses may not be allowed to testify as to what the child may or may not have told them. If you are accused in such a case, you need an attorney who is up-to-date on these changes in the law. We can defend against the full range of charges such as:
- Unlawful sexual penetration
- Encouraging child sexual abuse
- Possession of materials depicting sexually explicit conduct of a child
Our law firm defends against federal child pornography allegations, including:
Fighting These Allegations on Every Front
Upon hiring our firm, we will delve into these allegations to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the government's evidence. Our first question in child sex abuse cases is: Where are these allegations coming from? Many young children are particularly suggestible. In certain cases, particularly when the allegations are made by a child against a parent, these allegations may be fabricated by a bitter ex-spouse. We will fully explore all the evidence and seek the most favorable outcome to these charges.
In cases involving the alleged possession or distribution of explicit images, it will usually be necessary to work with technical experts to determine whether the evidence is valid. Recent developments in Oregon's law as it relates to possession of child pornography are certain to change yet again in the near future. Our attorneys keep on top of all of the developments in these areas.
Contact the Portland Child Sexual Abuse Charges Defense Attorney of Raivio, Kohlmetz & Steen, P.C.
Our law firm provides a high level of representation at reasonable rates. In all cases, we make sure our clients always understand exactly what fees and costs they will pay for our services.
Contact our office today to schedule your free initial consultation. Call toll free at 1-888-311-2016 or send us an e-mail.