Overview of Sexual Assault Crimes
In our state, there are a number of crimes that could be considered to be sexual assault. Criminal courts rarely show tolerance towards those charged with such crimes, and the penalties levied can be very steep. A person convicted of sexual assault faces probation, possible lifetime registration as a sex offender, and a jail or prison sentence, depending on the severity of the crime.
Some of these crimes include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Acquaintance rape (or "date rape")
- Sexual exploitation of a minor
- Sexual enticement of a minor
- Child molestation
Should an aggravating factor be involved, in the form of the use of a weapon, the involvement of a child or similar circumstance, then the penalties can be increased substantially. It is highly advised that you consult with a criminal attorney if you have been charged with any sexual assault crime. They can provide you with the guidance and defense necessary to maximize the potential of a successful outcome to your case.
Legal Representation for Charges of Sexual Assault
At Martinian & Associates, we understand the high stakes involved in sex crime cases. A conviction on sex crime charges can literally ruin a person's life, robbing them of their ability to pursue their goals in a personal and professional capacity. Contact our offices today if you have been arrested for sexual assault, and we will explore all legal avenues in an effort to secure the best outcome in your case.