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Los Angeles Child Molestation Defense Attorney

Beverly Hills Sex Crimes Lawyer

Child Molestation is a form of child abuse in which the child is abused for the gratification of the adult. Any person, who works with children, has contact with children on a regular basis, or who has children of their own, faces the possibility of being accused of child molestation. False child abuse or molestation allegations have become an epidemic in recent years. Many child molestation accusations are entirely false, based upon lies and misrepresentations, feelings of anger or revenge, or done in an attempt to gain child custody in the case of a custody dispute.

Unfortunately, many prosecutors and child advocates have no interest in determining the truth of an allegation, they merely want to validate the child's accusations, even when the evidence supports that the child was never a victim of abuse.

Los Angeles sex crimes attorney Robert M. Bernstein understands the seriousness of an accusation of child molestation. If charged, an individual may face a ruined reputation, possibly the loss of their job and the loss of many friends and associates. If convicted, an individual may face a significant jail sentence, fines and sex offender registration, a label which will last a lifetime and affect where a person can live and work. By offering an aggressive defense and effectively asserting his client's rights at every step of the criminal process, Los Angeles child molestation defense lawyer Robert Bernstein works diligently to protect his clients from these serious consequences.


Sex crime accusations can have damaging effects on your reputation. Schedule a consultation today and protect your future.


Defending Child Molestation Charges in Los Angeles County

Child molestation is a broad area of law that involves several actions committed against a child, all sexual. Because child molestation encompasses several different criminal statutes, the penalties for these crimes vary. Not only does the nature of the offense itself determine what penalties an individual may face, but any prior convictions or additional allegations of the same offense will result in enhanced penalties.

Specific Penal Code Sections that apply child molestation include:

  • Penal Code Section 288(a): Anyone who engages in lewd conduct with a child younger than 14 years old is guilty of a felony punishable by a state prison term for 3, 6 or 8 years.
  • Penal Code Section 288(b)(1): Anyone who commits a violation of section 288(a) using force, violence, duress or threats of bodily injury is guilty of a felony punishable by a state prison term for 5, 8 or 10 years.
  • Penal Code Section 288(c)(1): Anyone who engages in a lewd act with a child 14 or 15 years old and the accused is 10 years older than the victim is guilty of a either a misdemeanor punishable by 1 year in the county jail or a felony punishable by 2 or 3 years in state prison.
  • Penal Code Section 288.5: Anyone who commits a continuous violation of section 288(a) - three or more times with the same victim - is guilty of a felony punishable by a state prison term for 6, 12 or 16 years.
  • Penal Code Section 288.7: Anyone over 18 years old who has sexual intercourse or sodomy with a child 10 years old or younger is guilty of a felony punishable by a state prison term for 25 years to Life.
  • Penal Code Section 289 (B): Anyone who commits an act of sexual penetration on a child younger than 14 years using force, violence, duress, or threats of bodily is guilty of a felony punishable by a state prison term for 8, 10, or 12 years.
  • Penal Code Section 289(C): Anyone who commits an act of sexual penetration upon a minor who is 14 or older, using force, violence, duress, threats of bodily is guilty of a felony punishable by a state prison term for 6, 8, or 10 years.
  • Penal Code Section 269: Anyone who commits the crime of Rape, Oral Copulation, Sexual Penetration or Sodomy with a child younger than 14 years old is guilty of a felony punishable by a state prison term for 15 years to Life.
  • Penal Code Section 287(c)(1) (formerly PC 288a): Anyone who engages in Oral Copulation with a child under 14 and the accused is 10 years older than the victim is guilty of a felony punishable by a state prison term for 3, 6, or 8 years

In addition to direct sexual contact, these charges may include fondling, touching, exposing one's genitalia to a child or exposing a minor to sexually explicit materials (videos, pictures, etc.) If you or a loved one have been accused of committing any form of lewd conduct with a child, it is important to begin building your defense right away.

Often, the accused is initially offered advice to wait and see what happens before preparing a defense. Those giving that advice are unaware that such a delay only allows for the opportunity of someone working with the child to perfect their accusations and story. The key to a successful defense is to prepare an aggressive defense strategy immediately.

Los Angeles Child Molestation Defense Lawyer

Los Angeles sex crime lawyer Robert Bernstein is available for a consultation for any individual facing child molestation accusations or charges, who are in need of an experienced, aggressive defense attorney. Aggressive representation by the right defense lawyer can and will make all the difference in the outcome of your child molestation case. Robert M. Bernstein can review your charges and begin working immediately to have the case dropped before it reaches court. If criminal charges have already been filed, then-attorney Bernstein will fight for your rights to avoid maximum penalties and to secure an acquittal.

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Success in the Courtroom

Look Through Some of Our Recent Case Results
  • Case Dismissed Our Client was Facing 3 Years in Prison for Statutory Rape with Bodily Injury (pregnancy) Case Dismissed.
  • No Charges Filed Our Client was Facing 6 Years in Prison for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender. No Charges Filed.
  • Not Guilty at Trial Our Client was Facing up to 11 Years in Prison for Date Rape / False Imprisonment. Not Guilty at Trial.
  • Case Dismissed Our Client was Facing up to 16 Years in Prison for Child Molestation. Case Dismissed.
  • Reduced to a Misdemeanor Our Client was Facing up to 4 Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography. Reduced to a Misdemeanor.
  • Reduced to a Misdemeanor Our Client was Facing up to 4 Years in Prison for Sexual Battery. Reduced to a Misdemeanor.
  • Reduced to Disturbing the Peace Our Client was Facing up to 6 Months in LA County Jail for Solicitation of Prostitution. Reduced to Disturbing the Peace.
  • Not Guilty at Trial Our Client was Facing up to a Year in Jail for Lewd Conduct. Not Guilty at Trial.

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