Given the serious consequences of a conviction for child molestation, you need to trust that the lawyer you choose has the skill and experience to fight for your rights. Understandably, crimes of child molestation are viewed harshly by the community at large and are aggressively prosecuted by the police and prosecutors. Sex Abuse of a Child is one of the most difficult crimes to be falsely accused of committing. With these factors against you, you need an experienced defense attorney to protect your rights.
Attorney Clayton Simms has tried over 100 criminal jury trials in the state of Utah, and has the experience and background to effectively defend clients charged with child molestation in Salt Lake City or elsewhere in Utah.
Our firm’s founding attorney, Clayton Simms is recognized by his peers and is listed in both Super Lawyers and Utah Business Magazine as one of the top criminal law attorneys in Utah. He is one of only four attorneys in the state of Utah to have achieved the status of “Fellow” in the American Board of Criminal Lawyers.
We understand the stakes involved and what impact a conviction can have on your life. Our firm has represented many clients charged with child molestation, sexual exploitation of a minor, Possession of Child Pornography, Sex with a 16 or 17 years old or other types of sex crimes. There is no time for on-the-job training when you are facing serious charges of sex abuse.
Dealing With Children and the Law
Compared to sex crimes involving adults, it is more difficult to investigate a sex crime involving a child due to the inherent sensitivity that is required to protect a child from further harm. Certain questions are prohibited when questioning a minor in Utah and it is important to work with experts and professional investigators to understand the validity behind allegations.
Many times, children are pressured by others, including disgruntled family members, to lie about child molestation or abuse. Other times, children can mistake normal conduct for improper conduct. The techniques of an interrogator or investigator are very important when asking minors questions about these sensitive issues. At our firm, we will question other people that are close to the child to help us develop an aggressive criminal defense in child molestation cases.
Do Not Talk to the Police Without Calling an Experienced Attorney
If you or someone you love has been arrested and charged with child molestation or another sex crime in the Salt Lake City area, contact us at the law firm of Clayton Simms. We have the professional experience and skill to aggressively defend your rights at this critical time.
Call us at 801-359-0404 today to get the defense you deserve.