Sexual Assault Defense

If you've been charged with sexual assault, you may be angry or confused about what's happening. It may feel like your life has been turned upside down, and the accusation alone may damage relationships or job prospects. If you need a knowledgeable, effective sexual assault defense lawyer in Media, Pennsylvania, or the surrounding area, The Law Offices of Joseph Lesniak, LLC, is an excellent choice.

An Effective Defense Is Possible

Sexual assault cases are complicated for a variety of reasons. In Pennsylvania, a sexual assault charge doesn't imply that the accused used force, but only that there was a lack of consent. Unsurprisingly, this leads to "grey areas" — incidents in which the individual accused of sexual assault thought he or she had obtained consent, but the accuser says otherwise. Consumption of alcohol or controlled substances may further complicate the situation.

For a conviction of sexual assault, the prosecution must also prove that sexual intercourse occurred — otherwise a different or lesser charge must be laid. Given that such cases typically don't involve witnesses or tangible evidence, they can become "he said, she said" battles. The Law Offices of Joseph Lesniak, LLC, has the sophisticated legal knowledge and experience to develop effective defense strategies in such cases.

Anticipating The Opposition

We'll fight diligently to protect you from conviction, minimize damage to your reputation and help you avoid long-term penalties such as sex offender registration. Our clients benefit from the previous experience of our founding attorney — Joseph Lesniak was a prosecutor in the Special Victims and Domestic Violence Division for most of his nine years in the Delaware County District Attorney's Office — which allows us to build stronger defense cases by anticipating how the prosecution will build its case. We are successful and aggressive litigators who also know when not to fight: We offer frank advice about when to accept a plea bargain.

Call Us Today

If you've been accused of sexual assault, contact a qualified defense lawyer sooner rather than later. Call The Law Offices of Joseph Lesniak, LLC, at 484-441-7055 for a free case evaluation. We can help.