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Sexual Assault

Are You Facing Accusations Of Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault occurs when a person is physically forced, coerced or intimidated into a sexual act without consenting or when unable to consent due to physical or mental disability. If you are facing charges for sexual assault, it is essential that you retain the legal representation of a skilled and experienced attorney.

At The Law Office of Brian Jones, LLC, we know how to protect the rights of the accused. Our Delaware law firm defends people across central Ohio from many types of sex-related criminal charges. Call us now at 740-513-4830 to start building a strong and aggressive defense strategy.

The Definition Of Sexual Assault

The Bureau of Justice Statistics defines sexual assault as a wide range of victimizations that are separate from rape or attempted rape. Sexual assault offenses often include a variety of attacks or attempts that involve some form of uninvited and unwanted sexual contact between offender and victim. It is essential to understand that you may be charged with this sex offense even if force was not involved. This offense includes the verbal threat to act sexually toward an individual as well as the fondling or grabbing of an individual’s body parts without their consent.

The three different classifications of sexual assault include:

  • First degree: The act of sexually assaulting an individual who is under the age of 11 or whose disabilities prevent them from consenting. It is punishable by seven years in state prison and charged as a Class D felony.
  • Second degree: The act of sexually abusing an individual who is under the age of 14 or who is unable to consent due to physical or mental impairment. It is punishable by up to one year in jail and charged as a Class A misdemeanor.
  • Third degree: The act of subjecting an individual to unwanted sexual conduct and behavior. It is punishable by three months in jail and charged as a Class B misdemeanor.

We Can Protect Your Rights

If you are convicted of sexual assault, you may face any of the severe immediate penalties as well as the devastating lifelong effects of a permanent criminal record. Due to the sensitive nature and social stigma of sex crimes, we will treat your case with the respect and confidentiality that it deserves. We believe that you are innocent until proven guilty and will tirelessly work to pursue your freedom.

To begin building your personalized defense, contact our office by email or by calling us at 740-513-4830. Se habla español.