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What To Do If Falsely Accused Of Molestation?

Facing Molestation Charges in Massachusetts?

Getting arrested on suspicion of child molestation is frightening, embarrassing and confusing — especially if you have been falsely accused. At Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm in Boston, we will work diligently to get wrongful molestation charges reduced and/or dropped. Alternatively, we will take your case to court and fight for a not guilty verdict.

If you have been accused of child molestation, contact us today. Call 617-297-9213 for a free phone consultation with an attorney.

I Was Falsely Arrested For Child Molestation. What Should I Do?

Even without the possibility of prison time and without having to register as a sex offender, the social stigma of child molestation charges can permanently damage your family relationships and your standing in the community. It may seem like the world is spinning out of control, but there are things you can do to avoid making the situation worse.

  • Don’t answer any questions from the police. You are probably tempted to try to clear up this apparent misunderstanding, but the police may not be seeking to clear anything up. Instead, it is the officer’s job to get a confession. So instead of blindly speaking with the police, not understanding what you are getting into, immediately request a defense lawyer to be present during interrogations.
  • Similarly, don’t accept a plea bargain before you talk to your attorney. Prosecutors tend to want to settle criminal cases out of court, especially if the evidence is questionable. But even a seemingly generous plea deal could require you to spend time behind bars and register as a sex offender in Massachusetts — none of which you should have to do if you did not do anything illegal and/or the prosecution does not have a strong case against you.
  • Don’t talk about your case to anyone. This means your friends, relatives or cellmate if bail was denied. Without meaning to, you could be indirectly providing information to the prosecution to use against you. Anyone to whom you speak can later repeat your words to the police and/or a court. You should not put them in that position – both for their good and your own good.

The most important thing you can do to combat a false child molestation accusation is to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney. David Yannetti has spent 30 years practicing criminal law, both as a prosecutor and defense lawyer. He and the other members of our respected legal team will use every means possible to get your charges dropped as quickly as possible so you can focus on rebuilding your life.

Call The Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm To Speak To An Attorney

Contact our firm as soon as possible to begin your defense against molestation charges. Call 617-297-9213 to receive a free phone consult or contact us online. We have offices in Boston, Salem and Dedham to serve you.


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