Defending Your Rights Against Sex Crime Charges
Sex crime charges are one of the most serious categories of criminal offenses for which you can be arrested. While sexual assault may seem like a lesser crime, this is not the case. Law enforcement, judges, and juries take acts of sexual violence or unwanted contact very seriously. At Elmer H. Young, Attorney At Law, just "Elmer" for short, our Georgia sexual assault defense team is here to protect your rights and future, ensuring you have a fair trial and an opportunity for justice to be rendered.
Are you facing charges of sexual assault? Call our firm now at 706-284-4380.
Who Can Face Sexual Assault Charges?
Sexual assault is any type of sexual contact that is unwanted or perpetrated by a person who has authority over the other individual. This crime can be committed against both adults (over the age of 18) and minors (under the age of consent). It is vital that you have a Georgia sex crime defense attorney on your side who understands the nature of your charges.
The following parties could be charged with sexual assault:
- School administration, such as a teacher or principal
- Parole officer or probation officer
- Law enforcement agents or employees
- Correctional or juvenile facility employees
- Hospital employees or doctors
- Therapists and psychiatrists
Penalties for Sexual Assault Charges
There are many circumstances which are considered when this crime is charged as either a misdemeanor or felony and when the penalties are decided, such as the age of the alleged victim. If the person is under the age of consent, you could face enhanced penalties.
If you are convicted of sexual assault, you could face the following consequences:
- Time in prison
- Large fines
- Sex offender registry
If you would like to set up a free case evaluation, we are here to help. Reach out to Elmer H. Young, Attorney At Law now.