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Wilmington Child Molestation Defense Lawyer

Sexual abuse of a child by a person in a position of trust is a serious felony. A conviction means possible prison and the certain end of your career. For the rest of your life, you may be monitored as a sexual predator.

If you are charged with molesting or sexually assaulting a child in your care, or if you believe you are the subject of an investigation, experienced legal representation is critical. I am attorney Michael W. Modica, and I have practiced criminal law for more than 30 years as a public prosecutor and as a private defense lawyer. Contact a Wilmington child molestation defense lawyer without delay if you are suspected of child molestation in Delaware.

Sexual Abuse By Someone In A Position Of Trust

Child molestation typically involves a person that the child knows. I handle accusations of sexual abuse within families, as well as allegations of rape or unlawful sexual contact committed by:

  • Teachers or tutors
  • Coaches
  • Day care providers or babysitters
  • Clergy members
  • Scout leaders or camp counselors
  • Medical professionals
  • Mental health professionals
  • Other people entrusted with children

Molestation charges must be handled carefully by law enforcement and by your legal counsel. The forensic interview with the child is especially critical. Children are not the most reliable witnesses because they are suggestible and may give conflicting accounts. I challenge the state’s case from every angle — the interview questions, the age of the child, your alibi, the passage of time. I will make the state prove its case or I will negotiate on your behalf for the least punitive outcome.

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If I am involved early, I can sometimes prevent an arrest or get charges dismissed. In other cases, I may be able to negotiate a plea to a lesser felony or non-sexual offense that avoids sex offender registration. When your freedom and future are on the line, I am an experienced trial attorney who is prepared to try the case before a judge or jury.

Please call me at 302-600-1262 or contact me online to speak with a Wilmington child molestation defense lawyer. We can discuss your situation in a free, confidential consultation. I handle child molestation charges in Wilmington, in Newark, throughout New Castle County and statewide.

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