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Accusations of Child Molestation Against a School Volunteer or Coach in NJ

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Aug 14, 2023 | 0 Comments

Working with K-12 students in a school setting in New Jersey can be very rewarding. While teachers have the highest profile in that setting, there are many adults in other roles who enrich the school experience for students. Volunteers who give their time in the classroom or cafeteria are often beloved members of the school community, while coaches of the sports teams help students develop athletic abilities and even leadership skills. But what happens if you are a coach or volunteer in a school and you are accused of molesting a child?

Why Would Anyone Accuse an Innocent Person of Child Molestation?

Crimes against children are among the most devastating to think about, especially when the perpetrator is an authority figure in the child's life. In such an emotionally charged atmosphere, the accused may find themselves fighting an uphill battle, even if they are innocent. Accusations may be reported to the New Jersey Department of Children and Families because of a misunderstanding or because a teacher jumps to conclusions. If you are a coach or a school volunteer facing charges of child molestation, it is crucial to contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

When You Face Charges of Child Molestation in New Jersey

In New Jersey, there are different degrees of child molestation offenses, and the exact nature of the charges will depend on several variables, such as the age of the child, the nature of the alleged abuse, the setting, the degree to which force was used, whether a weapon was used and whether the victim was physically injured. If you are convicted, the consequences can be devastating. Legal punishments may include having your name added to the Sex Offender Registry, mandatory HIV testing, submission of a DNA sample, lengthy incarceration, and probation or parole with numerous requirements attached.

Attorney Joseph D. Lento and His New Jersey Criminal Defense Team Will Fight to Clear Your Name

If you are facing criminal charges in New Jersey for child molestation, you need the guidance of an attorney who has years of experience helping clients like you defend themselves against charges of child molestation or child sexual abuse. Attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm Criminal Defense Team have proven themselves over and over in helping New Jersey clients accused of child molestation, and they can help you. Their years of experience, combined with a comprehensive understanding of the relevant laws and the New Jersey Court system, will inform the strategy they design to win your case.

To learn more about how Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm can help you, call Joseph D. Lento today at 888.535.3686, or use the online link to schedule your confidential consultation with the Lento Law Firm Criminal Defense Team.

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Joseph D. Lento

"I pride myself on having heart and driving hard to get results!" Attorney Joseph D. Lento passionately fights for the futures of his clients in criminal courtrooms in New Jersey and nationwide. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. With unparalleled experience occupying several roles in the criminal justice system outside of being an attorney, Joseph D. Lento can give you valuable behind-the-scenes insight as to what is happening during all phases of the legal process. Joseph D. Lento is licensed in New Jersey and New York, and is admitted pro hac vice as needed nationwide. In the courtroom and in life, attorney Joseph D. Lento stands up when the bell rings!

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