Simply being accused of a sex crime — no matter if you are guilty of the allegations or not — could be enough to ruin your career, your reputation and your family life. Because there is so much on the line in a sex crimes case, individuals may want to organize a strategic and well-thought-out criminal defense against the allegations.
Sex crimes allegations differ based on the type of crime that was alleged to have been committed and the facts and evidence that the prosecution has gathered to support such allegations. Some of the most common sex crimes charges our firm has seen and represented include sexual assault, statutory sexual assault, rape, aggravated indecent assault, and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.
Each of the above-referenced crimes has very specific definitions and limitations under the law. Each also has different maximum and minimum associated punishments for individuals who are convicted of the various crimes.
Ultimately, one must decide if it is more advantages to reach a plea bargain through a guilty plea or if it is more appropriate to defend oneself against the charges. Knowing the potential for punishment and limitations of what constitutes rape verses sexual assault or aggravated indecent assault and other crimes will play an essential role in helping accused persons navigate their criminal defenses in this regard.
At the Law Offices of Joseph Lesniak, we represent individuals in the Delaware County area in their sex crimes litigation matters. Not only are we passionate about advocating for anyone accused of a crime, but our firm is also highly familiar and experienced working with the laws and statutes in Pennsylvania that concern sex crimes.