The laws pertaining to an accusation and charges of sexual assault vary from one state to the next.The Cochran Firm Criminal Defense attorneys are nationally experienced and knowledgeable in building an aggressive defense if you have been charged with such a crime, no matter where you live.
Criminal charges relating to sexual assault can negatively impact the rest of your life. Once allegations have been made, it would be very easy for you to be accused again without substantial evidence. The consequences can be severely damaging and may be based solely on malicious accusation.
Sexual Assault Defined
Sexual assault is the threat or use of physical force in order to make someone else engage in sexual acts. It is nonconsensual sexual activity that may involve any of the following acts:
Sexual assault charges may also be filed if the assailant was in any position of authority or trust over the victim. If the victim was asleep, too intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, then sexual assault charges may be filed against the accused.
Consequences of a Charge or Conviction
The consequences of a charge relating to sexual assault can severely damage the professional, social, and personal life of the accused. Once the charges have been made, the reputation is forever tainted. The accused doesn’t even have to be convicted to suffer from such allegations destroying their life.
An actual conviction of sexual assault brings with it much more serious punishment and penalties which may include:
- Substantial fines
- Loss of rights
- Court ordered rehabilitation
- Testing for AIDS and other STDs
The successful defense of sexual assault charges involves working to get your charges either dismissed or greatly reduced. The Cochran Firm Criminal Defense attorneys have an outstanding track record of successful litigation of sexual assault cases. We believe that every individual is innocent until they have been proven otherwise. For this reason,The Cochran Firm Criminal Defense lawyerswill fight aggressively for your rights and your freedom. Don’t risk your future.
If you have been charged with the crime of sexual assault, please do not hesitate to call or email The Cochran Firm Criminal Defense attorneys for a sexual assault defense consultation immediately. We have Virginia and Maryland assault lawyers.