Rape is also known as sexual assault. If you are being accused of sexual assault, someone believes that you have made sexual contact with someone on purpose and knowing that the other person did not want this contact.
Rape of a Child
You can be accused of rape if the person you made sexual contact with wasn’t old enough to give you permission, even if you didn’t realize they weren’t old enough. If they used a fake ID to enter into an adults-only area and you then proceeded to invite them to engage in a sexual experience of any kind with you, you can be accused of sexual assault of a minor once their parents discover what has happened even though you were not aware they were under age and had no reason to suspect they were under age.
Sexual Assault Is Usually a Second Degree Felony
Second degree felonies are punishable by between two and twenty years in prison as well as up to $10,000 in fines. If there was violence involved, it could become a first degree felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison.
The Difference between Jail Time and a Fine
Hiring a good attorney can be the difference between 2 years and 99 in prison. It can be the difference between being sent to prison in the first place and being given a fine to pay. While you do not have 100% control over everything that happens to you from this point forward, you do have 100% control over the choices you make in how to respond to the situation. Be sure that you are making the best possible choices to give yourself the highest possible chance of a brighter future.
Resist the Temptation to Fight This Alone
Fighting these charges on your own is not likely to help your case. In fact, it could make things much worse for you. You do not know the courts, you do not know the judges, and you do not know where the landmines are. You need to get help, and you need to get help quickly.
Take Action Now
Waiting to do something positive about your situation will only make your life harder. You may be scared. You have a right to be. The justice system can be ugly and brutal. However, waiting won’t make things less scary. Fight the fear by taking positive steps to resolve your case.
I Can’t Guarantee Results
I can’t guarantee that you won’t go to jail. What I can guarantee is that I will fight to get you the best possible outcome based on your situation. I will do everything I can to see that you are treated fairly, that your rights are protected, and that you are given every chance that you can be given to get on with your life as quickly as possible.
Neither of us will know exactly what can be done or what needs to be done to help you until you call. Once you pick up that phone, I can begin to investigate your situation and put together a plan based on your needs. Take the next positive step forward in getting the help you need and call me today.