Aggressive Defense Against Sex Crime Charges
Sex crimes are rarely as straightforward as people think. In some cases, accusations may be skewed or exaggerated by one party to put the other person at risk for legal repercussions. Sometimes this happens during divorce cases or because the parent of an underage party is unhappy about their child being associated with an individual. Unfortunately, even if the claims are exaggerated, they can have severe repercussions. If you are convicted of a sex crime, you could face incarceration and heavy fines, up to $20,000.
With decades of experience, I have successfully defended countless individuals against sex crime charges. I know how to build a thorough and strategic defense that will take the nuances of your situation into consideration, and I will fight doggedly for your rights in court.
Age Of Consent And Other Considerations
In Ohio, 16 is considered the legal age of consent. If an adult (someone over 18) has sex with a minor, it may be considered statutory rape even if both parties say it was consensual. This is because minors aren’t considered to be able to give informed consent. In addition, rape, or sex with a child under the age of 13, is considered a felony and could mean a minimum of 3 years in prison and up to $15,000 in fines. However, if the alleged victim lied about their age, you may not be convicted based on the fact you weren’t aware of their true age.
Experienced Defense Against A Variety Of Charges
There are a variety of defenses you can use against sex crime charges and when you hire my firm, I work one-on-one with you to determine what strategy is best for your defense. I have defended clients in a variety of cases, including:
- Sexual assault
- Sex with a minor
- Possession of child pornography
- Sexual battery
- Other crimes
Just because you’ve been charged with a sex crime, doesn’t mean your personal life, family or job should be affected. I will do everything in my power to protect you.