Accused of Child Sex Abuse? We're Ready to Go the Extra Mile for You.

Silver Spring Child Sex Abuse Attorney

Get a Dedicated Criminal Defense Lawyer on Your Side!

Have you been accused of sexually abusing a child? If so, then you may be facing felony charges. Conviction of this offense could land you in prison, slap you with a heavy fine, and add your name to the sex offender registry so that you never had the freedom you once did. Make sure you have an experienced, proven sex crime lawyer on your side if you've been charged with—or even just accused of—child sexual abuse.

What is Child Sex Abuse in Maryland?

In Maryland, the crime of child sexual abuse is defined as any act that involves exploitation or molestation of a child, including:

  • Rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Solicitation of a minor
  • Visual sexual aggression (indecent exposure)
  • Child pornography (including possession and sale)

What are the Penalties for Child Sex Abuse?

Under Maryland Criminal Law Code § 3-602, penalties for these offenses may include jail time and lifetime registry as a sex offender. In addition, you may not be able to obtain certain jobs or live in certain areas.

Why You Need Our Firm in Your Corner

To avoid conviction, you need defense from an experienced criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Maria Mena. We meticulously investigate your case and challenge any evidence brought against you. Our legal team has spent over 25 years defending the rights of those charged with sexual abuse of a child and other crimes.

Here are some of the reasons why you should work with our team.

Get Your Free Consultation Today: (240) 607-8686

Before it's too late to act, call our office or submit an online form to get in touch with our Silver Springs criminal defense attorneys. We are proud to offer services in both Spanish and English! By obtaining your free case evaluation, you can discuss the details of your case and learn your different options. Contact us today!

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Helping our clients navigate the difficult legal process is what we do best.
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