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Accusations of Child Abuse

It is not uncommon to hear about child abuse or a sex offense involving a child on the New Jersey evening news or to read about it on these days. Never in your wildest imagination did you ever think that you could be accused of child abuse or a sexual offense against a child. Unfortunately, here you are now, searching desperately for an attorney to assist you because you have been accused of just that – an offense against a child.

Victor Rotolo successfully argues before the NJ Supreme Court in a case of constitutional import, in which the Court ruled that a DUI conviction cannot be used in any later DUI case for sentencing purposes if, (1) the individual plead or was found guilty, and (2) the individual was not advised of his/her right to counsel and, as to indigent individuals, the right to assigned counsel.

Being accused of child abuse or a sexual offense involving a child is a serious allegation. You need swift and effective legal assistance before the situation spirals completely out of control. As a former police officer and an experienced trial attorney, Victor Rotolo, Anthony Kearns, and the Firm's attorneys at Kearns Rotolo Law have the experience to protect your rights.

Super Lawyers Badge Victor A. Rotolo has been included on the List of New Jersey Super Lawyers in the years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022, marking his seventeenth year of inclusion on this list. The list of New Jersey Super Lawyers is generated by the Thomson Reuters organization which employs the following methodology and set of standards to compile the list each year. Super Lawyers Selection Methodology [No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court.]

Certified Civil Trial Attorney Badge Victor A. Rotolo is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney.

"A certified attorney is more than just an attorney who specializes in a particular area of law. A New Jersey attorney who is certified by the Supreme Court as a civil trial attorney must have:

  • been a member in good standing of the New Jersey bar for over 5 years
  • demonstrated a substantial level of experience in civil trial law
  • been favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with his or her work
  • taken and passed a written examination in civil trial law."

Source: Supreme Court of New Jersey, Board on Attorney Certification, Brochure on Certified Civil Trial Attorney. See Rule 1:39: Specialty Certification of Attorneys.

Few situations impact the quality of an individual’s life as much as being accused of a sexual offense against a child or child abuse. The accusation is serious.

In these changing times, a conversation on the Internet with someone that you ‘thought’ was much older can be viewed as Internet luring and hence punishable as a sex crime against a child. You could also be in a bitter divorce or custody dispute where false allegations are made to gain the upper hand in negotiations.

Additionally, the interpretation of child’s description of events may be misunderstood or relayed falsely. Even though a child may later withdraw the accusations, so much damage can be inflicted – marriages broken, jobs lost, but mostly and more importantly your reputation could be tarnished beyond repair and the community trust in you as a person destroyed.

There are additional situations that are becoming more and more common these days because of diverse family arrangements. These situations involve inter-familial child sexual abuse and it includes allegations against relatives such an uncle or aunt, a grandmother / grandfather, stepparents and step siblings or even among brothers and sisters.

No group is exempt from these situations: neighbors, clergy, teachers, youth organization leaders, etc. Quite often situations can be misinterpreted especially involving relationships such as an employer/employee relationship, a juvenile correctional facility guard and an inmate, a doctor / patient., etc.

Whatever your particular situation, Kearns Rotolo Law will defend your rights. Contact Kearns Rotolo Law.

What Our Clients are Saying

The absolute BEST!!! I have a family of attorneys but needed someone local. Victor was recommended to me and words cannot describe how pleased I was with his firm. The outstanding service and attention each member of his staff gave to me surpassed any and all expectations. Victor surrounds himself with a hardworking team that he leads. I felt it was money spent wisely. I will continue to recommend Victor and his associates.

- Stephanie

Mr. Rotolo has helped me numerous times in legal matters and has continued to support and help me through countless hardships. He is dedicated to providing the best service and is a true professional. I will continue to consult with him regarding any legal issues in the future. He is a respectable, hardworking, kind hearted man and I would recommend his legal services to anyone.

- Matthew

I am an attorney and have practiced law for 26 years. I hired Vic to handle a very difficult family matter because I do not handle family law. Vic was extremely competent and obtained a result far beyond my expectations. Without his counsel my son's and family's life would have been changed forever. Thank you Vic for your good lawyering. I very much appreciate the personal attention and time dedicated to this matter. I highly recommend Vic.

- Anthony

We recently had a situation where we needed to hire an attorney. We selected Kearns Rotolo Law and I can honestly say that we were above and beyond satisfied with Vic and his team. We would absolutely recommend this firm to anyone should the need arise. We blindly picked the firm out of the phone book because I liked his ad. Now I believe that God was pointing us in the right direction. Thank you Vic and Kearns Rotolo Law for being there for us in our time of need.

- Kim

Victor's expertise, due diligence, and empathy for his client made my first experience with the law (and last) a non-stressful one. Before the case, I did my research and looked over about 20 lawyers before choosing Victor. All my sources pointed to him as the best and they weren't off even a bit. Victor treated my case like it was his own and kept me up to date with all my appointments, breakthroughs in the case, and guided me step through step in a process that I never thought that I had to come to endure. If Victor's not available Susy will go out of her way to take care you. The productivity and efficiency in that office is second to none. Thank you Victor!

- Michael