Sex Crimes: Defending Against Sexual Assault Charges
Sexual assault is a crime almost universally condemned by anyone who hears about it — including prosecutors and juries. Too often, people are ready to assume an arrested person is guilty before they hear the full story.
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At the Perry Shore Weisenberger & Zemlock law firm in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, sex crime defense lawyers begin immediately to protect your rights. We have an investigator on staff who knows the questions to ask and the evidence to look for in order to get to the real story of what happened.
Age matters — and the difference in ages. What may have seemed like consensual sex at the time could be defined by law as sexual assault or statutory rape. If one person was under 16 years of age (even by one day) and the other person was four or more years older, sex cannot by definition be consensual.
We know how to cross examine thoroughly but with care. Getting the facts in a sexual assault case often involves cross examining the alleged victim. Our attorneys have the experience to be effective without hurting the witness.
Our law firm handles more sex crimes than other firms. Our lawyers believe that everyone deserves an aggressive, well-developed defense. Because the charges are emotional and tough, too many attorneys are uncomfortable and uncertain. You need a lawyer who has the experience and knowledge to defend against sexual assault charges. Charges we have handled include:
- Sexual assault, forcible rape, statutory rape
- Indecent touching
- Aggravated indecent penetration
- Involuntary deviant sexual intercourse
Sexual assault and other sex crimes carry serious penalties. In addition to substantial prison time, a convicted person can face Megan's law sex registration for a lifetime. Our lawyers will give you an honest evaluation of your case and work hard for your defense. Contact us for a free consultation and case evaluation.