According to the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Studies, in 2015, there were a reported 7,815 incidents of sexual assault and a vast majority (70%) occurred in a single residence. Sex crimes such as indecency with a child, aggravated sexual assault, and statutory rape come with heavy penalties such as prison, restitution to victims, and registration in the sex offender database.
Allegations made from another can impact a person’s life leading to divorce, losing custody of one’s children, alienation from friends and family, possibly losing one’s job, and tarnishing the person’s reputation. Allegations stick for life, whether they are true or not. If you have been accused of a sex crime or have been charged with a sex crime, don’t worry. We firmly believe that each of our clients are innocent until proven guilty and that each situation is unique. We strongly advise connecting with an experienced sex offender lawyer who understands sex crime laws and who can fight for your rights.
Charged with Rape / Aggravated Sexual Assault in Cleveland?
Under Ohio and federal law, rape is defined where the offender compels another person into sexual intercourse by force or threat of force. Being found guilty of rape is considered a felony in the first degree and, if it involves a minor under the age of 13, comes with a hefty life imprisonment sentence. If you have been accused of rape, it is important that you know your rights and that you are innocent until proven guilty.
Being accused or rape or aggravated sexual assault in Cleveland is a serious matter of the highest degree. These types of allegations are weighed heavily by law enforcement and the court system. An investigation will be made into the matter and it is recommended to refrain from speaking with anyone until you have contacted a sex offender attorney to avoid incriminating one’s self. We have years of experience handling rape allegations and will protect your rights during the entire process. Our sex offender lawyers at the law office of Richardson & Kucharski are ready to evaluate your case when it best suits you.
Need a Sex Offender Lawyer for a Sexual Assault of a Child Offense in Cleveland?
According to Ohio Law, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor is defined as a person, who is 18 or older, who engages in sexual conduct with a person, who is not the spouse of the offender, who is 13 or older but less than 16 years of age. If a person receives a charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, they can expect a felony of the fourth degree on their record. If the person was less than 4 years older than the victim, the charge is reduced to a misdemeanor in the first degree and if the person is 10 years or older than the victim, the charge is upgraded to a felony of the third degree. If it is a repeat offense, charges are against upgraded to a felony of the second degree.
Notice that in Ohio law, a person can be charged with statutory rape or sexual assault of a child regardless of consent or not. If you’ve been arrested and charged with unlawful sexual conduct of a minor, you need to contact a reputable sex offender lawyer who has experience handling these kind of cases and knows how to proceed in these situations. Our criminal lawyers at Richardson & Kucharski are prepared to evaluate your case and advise you on the next course of action that you need to take to streamline your case through court including evidence, testimonies, and hearings.
The Sex Crime Lawyers at Richardson & Kucharski serve clients in the Cleveland area
If you’ve been accused of rape or any other sexual crime, it can be disheartening, stressful, and mentally traumatic. It will have a negative impact on your life and we understand the hardships that come from such allegations. We are armed with knowledgeable of the Ohio statutes for sex crimes and have an abundance of experience handling all manner of sex cases. Give us a call and we will assist you with proper legal help for sex offenders.
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