Providing An Aggressive Criminal Defense Representation For Parents Accused Of Sexual Assault
Any allegations of sex crimes can be devastating — but this is especially true when the allegations come from within the family. Parents or stepparents accused of child sexual abuse are often left in stunned disbelief, unable to understand the origins or motives for the accusations.
At the law firm of Rittgers & Rittgers, we provide aggressive defense representation for parents accused of sexual assault or child abuse. With more than 200 years of combined experience, our criminal defense attorneys are able to effectively handle even the most complicated, emotionally charged matters. From our offices in Cincinnati, Lebanon and Oxford, we serve clients in the greater Cincinnati area and throughout Ohio.
The Law Surrounding Parental Sex Crimes
Under Ohio law, a prosecutor is only required to provide very basic information in these cases. The intent is to protect children — but the ultimate effect is to put defendants at a significant disadvantage.
To properly defend against these allegations, a defense attorney must have more than just a basic understanding of the laws. To be effective, an attorney must be able to present the case in a way that a jury can understand the intricacies of the matter.
We routinely work with psychologists and other experts to explain the issues that might lead to false accusations regarding child abuse or sexual assault. Children are very susceptible to suggestions, and have difficulty separating reality from stories. This can pose particular problems when children are put between feuding parents — or when children are influenced by particularly zealous adults.
Children may also lodge false accusations in the interest of covering up other events; we fully examine the circumstances to ensure that any other issues will be considered.
When you don’t know where to turn, we are here to help. Contact our firm by calling 513-496-0134 or by email today to discuss your concerns related to allegations of sexual assault or child abuse with one of our criminal defense lawyers.