Sexual Abuse Crimes & Penalties
Sexual abuse is considered amongst the most serious of crimes in our state, and is frequently met with extremely harsh punishment. A criminal defense attorney at Martinian & Associates is available on an immediate basis to provide you with assistance in the event that you are facing charges for this crime. At our firm, we provide legal defense that is designed to maximize your defense.
Sexual abuse does not refer to one crime specifically. Rather, it refers to a number of different criminal offenses. One does not actually have to come into physical contact with another in order to be charged with sexual abuse. The abuse can come about in a physical, emotional, or verbal fashion.
Examples of sexual abuse crimes include:
- Sexual assault
- Sexual harassment
- Unwanted physical contact of a sexual nature
- Unwanted sexually-oriented comments
- Indecent exposure
- Any type of sexual activity with a child
Legal Help for Your Sexual Abuse Case
The penalties for sexual abuse are usually very steep, and can include probation, mandatory lifetime registration as a sex offender, and extended jail or prison
sentences. In addition to this, one must face the personal consequences of being involved with such charges, such as a negative impact to one's personal and professional life. It is in a person's best interests, if they are to avoid these consequences, to contact a seasoned attorney who can provide them with strong representation.