Montgomery County Sex Crime Defense Attorneys
Experienced & Tough Defense for Sex Crime Charges in Norristown & Beyond
Sex crime charges can be extremely harmful. Even mere allegations can damage your reputation while placing your future and freedom at risk. If you have been accused of a sex crime in Pennsylvania, it is important to consult with a criminal defense attorney who is experienced in defending against these charges.
At Solomon, Berschler, Campbell & Thomas, P.C., we understand the sensitive nature of sex crime charges and can provide you with the strong, discreet legal representation you need. Our accomplished criminal defense lawyers are prepared to protect your rights, your reputation and your freedom. In addition, we have a former prosecutor on our legal team to give you the unique insight and aggressive defense necessary to obtain the best possible outcome in your case.
Arrange a confidential consultation with our Montgomery County sex crime lawyer by calling (610) 624-2006 today.
What are Sex Crimes?
A sex crime involves committing a sexual act without the other person’s legal consent. There are various types of sexual offenses in Pennsylvania. The penalties for each offense are based on the nature of the crime, the age of the alleged victim, and the defendant’s criminal history.
Types of Sex Offenses
Our firm handles a wide range of sex crimes, such as the following:
- Rape – This offense is defined as having sexual intercourse by force or threat, or while he/she is intoxicated or unconscious. Rape is a first-degree felony, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 20 years. If the offense involved a child less than 13 years old, the maximum term is 40 years. If the offense involves a child who suffered serious injury, the maximum sentence is life imprisonment.
- Sexual assault – This offense is defined as sexual intercourse without the other person’s consent. Sexual assault is a second-degree felony, punishable by imprisonment for up to 10 years and a maximum fine of $25,000.
- Statutory rape – This offense is defined as an adult having consensual sexual intercourse with a minor who is under 16 years old. Statutory rape is a second-degree felony; however, if the defendant is at least 11 years older than the minor who is under 16, then the offense is a first-degree felony.
- Child pornography – This offense means intentionally possessing or viewing material depicting minors under 18 years of age engaging in sexual acts or simulations of such acts. A first offense is a third-degree felony, which carries a prison term of up to seven years and a maximum fine of $15,000. Any subsequent offense is a second-degree felony.
What is the Sex Offender Registry?
Not only do the penalties for a sex crime conviction include fines, incarceration, community service, court-ordered counseling, but also mandatory sex offender registration. The sex offender registry is online database that has your name, age, distinguishing characteristics and details about the crime that you were convicted of. This can make it increasingly difficult to find places to work and live. Give yourself the best possible chance of avoiding these consequences by enlisting the services of an elite sex crime defense attorney.
Ready to Defend You Against Serious Allegations Today
If you have been accused of committing a sex crime in Montgomery County or within the surrounding region, we are here for you. Do not wait to let us fight for you.