A Phenix City woman recently received a sentence of probation and community service in a case where she tried to extort cash from a man who allegedly paid to have sex with her daughter, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports.
Montgomery defense attorneys understand that people sometimes get desperate and make mistakes. That's when they need an experienced, diligent criminal defense attorney who can fight for their rights in a criminal court of law.
In the case of the 34-year-old mother, she found out a man was allegedly paying her daughter for sexual favors after contacting the girl through the online social networking site MySpace. After the mother found out, she and another mother, who failed to show up for court recently, contacted the man and demanded he pay them $7,000 for not bringing up child molestation accusations.
The women were indicted by a grand jury in March in Columbus, Ga.. The girls pleaded guilty in April 2010 to prostitution charges. The man has pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated child molestation, sexual exploitation of a child, enticing a child for indecent purposes and pandering.
Cases involving child sex charges in Alabama can be difficult to defend, which is why an aggressive defense attorney is important. The laws in Alabama allow for tough penalties that often include lengthy prison sentences. But cases of a sexual nature can also be faulty. They often rely on witnesses who aren't credible, police violations regarding statements and evidence and other factors that can affect the outcome of a case.
And if parents are arrested by law enforcement for cases involving the abuse or neglect of a child, the Alabama Department of Human Resources will get involved. That can lead to a long time of sanctions to maintain custody of your child while you fight criminal charges. Your rights need to be protected every step of the way.
If you need to speak with a criminal defense attorney in Alabama, contact attorney Steven D. Eversole at 205-981-2450 for a free consultation.