Oregon Child Sex Abuse Defense Attorney

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If you have been accused of child sex abuse in Oregon, contact Portland criminal defense attorney Jeff Siefman right away. Child sex abuse is a broad term for any sexual contact with a minor under 18 years of age. It is an extremely serious allegation, and a conviction can change your life forever. In addition to heavy fines, incarceration, and a permanent criminal record, someone found guilty of child sex abuse will be required to register as a sex offender, losing their privacy and permanently damaging their reputation and standing in the community.

At Siefman Law, LLC, we believe that every person accused of a crime deserves their day in court, a strong defense, and legal counsel who will listen to their story and protect their rights. We are committed to providing you with that, no matter what charges you are facing. Before you speak to law enforcement, contact us by calling (503) 395-2135.

Child Sex Abuse Laws

Child sex abuse covers a wide range of crimes, but generally involves any sexual contact with a person under the age of 18. This can include:

  • Sex of any kind with a minor
  • Molestation or fondling
  • Masturbating in front of a minor or forcing a minor to masturbate
  • Exposing oneself to a minor
  • Sending lewd photos or messages over the internet, or other digital sexual contact
  • Producing, distributing, or possessing child pornography
  • Sex trafficking

While most child sex abuse crimes fall under these categories, you can be accused of child sex abuse for any sexual contact with a child. This includes consensual contact, even in a dating relationship, because statutory laws prohibit minors from giving consent.

Penalties for a Child Sex Abuse Conviction

Child sex abuse crimes come with severe penalties which can significantly impact your life, livelihood, and reputation. Though the severity of the penalties may vary based on the age of the victim, any conviction can be catastrophic for the accused.

Those found guilty of child abuse may face hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and decades in prison. While those consequences alone are devastating, the individual will also be required to register as a sex offender. Sex offenders carry a permanent record with them for the rest of their lives that makes it extremely difficult or impossible to apply for school, get a job, or find a place to live. You lose many rights you once enjoyed, including the right to privacy and anonymity.

All in all, a guilty verdict in a child sex abuse case is something you want to avoid at all costs. Your life and livelihood depend on it.

We Can Help

At Siefman Law, LLC, we are unafraid to stand up for you if you are facing high-stakes charges like child sex abuse. We’ve dedicated our careers to defending those who are accused of serious crimes, and we believe in what we do. With so many years of experience behind us, we know what it takes to get your charges reduced or dropped, or help secure a not-guilty verdict on your behalf.

We know that false accusations of child sex abuse happen because we’ve helped others in the same situation. We know the reasons that you might be falsely accused, and we know how to build a strong defense that demonstrates that there is reasonable doubt. The accusation might be a result of another adult coaching the child, improper questioning of the child, or the child intentionally lying for various reasons. Some common avenues of investigation that an experienced defense attorney will explore include:

  • Examining the circumstances under which the child made the first accusation
  • Examining the child’s other relationships, particularly during child custody battles
  • Examining medical reports, school records, and other documentation
  • Examining the child’s writing, including diaries and computer files

In the United States, every person accused of a crime is considered innocent until proven guilty. The child sex abuse lawyers at Siefman Law, LLC will follow every line of investigation to prove there is a reasonable doubt of your guilt. We will discuss your case in detail with you to decide what the best legal strategy is for your case. Your defense will be tailored to your specific situation to give you the best chance of beating the charges that you face.

We understand how stressful and embarrassing a visit from Child Protective Services or the police can be, and so we will do everything we can to keep our investigation discreet. Your first consultation is always 100% confidential, so you can discuss your legal options with us risk-free.

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If you have been accused of child sex abuse, the criminal defense lawyers at Siefman Law, LLC are your best chance for a not-guilty verdict. Everything is riding on the quality of your defense, so don’t trust your case with an inexperienced or apathetic attorney. With hundreds of cases under our belt, you can trust in our experience. Do not leave your reputation, your livelihood, and your future at risk. Schedule a consultation to discuss your rights and legal options by calling (503) 395-2135 today.

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