Virginia Child Sexual Abuse Defense Attorneys
Legal Defense for those Accused of Sexual Crimes Against Minors
Although the state of Virginia does not have specific offenses titled “sexual abuse” or “child molestation,” these phrases are commonly used to describe criminal sexual acts committed against children. This discussion focuses specifically upon statutes that prohibit sexual conduct with a minor complainant (alleged victim) solely due to his or her age. In such cases, the will of the minor complainant to freely engage in sexual conduct does not render the act legal – the act is illegal expressly due to the minor’s inability to legally consent to such conduct. For statutes that prohibit sexual conduct involving force, mental incapacitation or physical helplessness see criminal sexual assault.
Throughout the 32 years that our firm has been in business, our lawyers have successfully represented many adult individuals who have been wrongly accused of these crimes. Attorney Patrick N. Anderson in particular has developed a zeal and strong skill set for representing such individuals in this unfortunate situation. Chances are high that he has previously successfully resolved a case just like yours. If you are currently accused of committing a sexual crime against a child in the state of Virginia or online, the most important next step is to stop talking to friends and family, and call our office.