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My son has been charged with 2 counts of first degree sexual

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My son has been charged with 2 counts of first degree sexual molestation involving my granddaughter who is 8 1/2 years old. My son is 35 years old and lives with my husband, older son, and myself. He had just moved to our new home and was playing with my granddaughter in his room. The door was open the whole time and I frequently checked on them and could see them the whole time. We believe when he picked her up and held her that that's when she says she was touched. She was wearing a bathing suit with large open sides. There was no intent. What are our chances in getting this dropped? We do have legal assistance thru pre paid legal that we will contact Monday.

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I will tell you right now, you will not have this dropped. If the DA feels confident enough to charge him, they will not drop the charges. Your choices now are to plead it down to an agreement OR plea not guilty and go to trial. Chances of it being dropped are zero. Sorry to be harsh about it, but I wanted to let you know.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
thank you for your answer. It is helpful to know what we are up against. I know you must get people feeling they are innocent but not.
Just remember - the police, the DA, and/or Judge are NOT your friends. They are there to convict you. So don't have him try to "please" them by cooperating in hopes that they will drop the charges - cooperation at this stage will only entrench him further.Also know that without DNA evidence, their case will simply rest on the testimony of the alleged victim, which is great, because the conviction bar is "beyond a reasonable doubt."

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