Sexual Assault crimes are serious offenses that come with significant consequences, both from the courts and in your everyday life. A number of crimes come under the Sexual Assault umbrella, the most serious of which include rape, sexual battery, and sex crimes against minors.

Because of the severity of the consequences for even a seemingly minor sexual assault allegation, you do not want to try to fight this on your own. We know what it takes to convict someone of this type of charge and will fight aggressively to try to keep the prosecutors from meeting that burden of proof.

A sexual assault and rape defense lawyer in West Chester, OH from The Law Offices of Steven R. Adams, LLC can help you understand the strength of the case against you and explain what to expect every step of the way. If you or a loved one stands accused of a sex offense in or around West Chester, give us a call today at 513-929-9333. We can go to work immediately to fight for a more favorable outcome in your case.

Facing Sexual Assault, Including Rape and Other Sex Offense Charges in West Chester

If you are convicted of a sex offense in West Chester, you will likely receive significant penalties that include jail or prison time, probation, fines, and more.

You must also register as a sex offender. Your neighbors will be able to see your name and address and may feel uncomfortable living near you. Your registered history as a sex offender can limit where you live, where you go, and even what activities you may engage in.

Offenses that fall under the umbrella of sexual assault crimes include:

  • Rape
  • Sexual battery
  • Unlawful sexual conduct with a minor
  • Importuning (attempting to induce sex with a minor)
  • Sexual imposition and Gross sexual imposition
  • Public indecency
  • Voyeurism

Even a mere allegation of any of these crimes can seriously damage your reputation, hurt your business, and destroy close relationships. If you face this type of accusation or they are pressing charges against you, give us a call. Our sex offense defense lawyer, Steven R. Adams, can fight false accusations and put a strong defense strategy in place that may help us get a more favorable outcome in your case.

Possible Penalties After a West Chester Sexual Assault Conviction

Since sex crimes encompass a wide range of offenses, the penalties vary widely as well. Sex crimes can range from fourth-degree misdemeanors to first-degree felonies. The severity of your sentence if convicted depends on:

  • The age of the victim
  • The nature of your crime
  • The severity of the crime
  • Your criminal history
  • The specific details of the case

As an example of the more severe penalties consider the consequences for rape and sexual battery:

  • Up to eleven years in jail or prison for rape of a victim who is over 13
  • Up to life in prison for rape of a victim under the age of 13
  • Up to life in prison without parole if the victim is under the age of 10 or under 13 and suffers significant injuries during the attack
  • Up to five years in jail or prison for sexual battery of a victim over the age of 13
  • Up to eight years in jail or prison for sexual battery against a victim younger than 13

You will also face additional penalties including large fines, post-release control (probation), and sex offender registration, which can dramatically affect many aspects of your life.

We Can Protect Your Rights and Help You Fight the Charges Against You

We cannot promise you we will win your case. However, we will aggressively pursue the most favorable outcome available based on the facts of your case. We will analyze the case against you and determine the best route to take.

We can help you understand and navigate the criminal justice process. We will protect your rights, representing you during all interviews, interrogations, and court appearances. Our supportive team understands how hard it can be to face serious charges, and we know the social and emotional implications of being accused of a sex crime.

We know how judges and prosecutors prepare these cases. We know what type of evidence they may present and how they will try to convince jurors of your guilt. We can use this knowledge to our advantage, building a defense strategy to counter their case.

While our strategy is different for every case we handle, some of the most common ways we can get a more favorable outcome for our clients includes:

Convincing Prosecutors to Drop the Charges

In some cases, we can prove your innocence by presenting key evidence to the prosecution early on. In other cases, we may be able to get the judge to throw out evidence against you. Either one could lead to the prosecution dropping the charges.

Negotiating a Plea Deal

A plea deal that asks you to plead guilty to a lesser charge with significantly reduced penalties is often a good way to avoid extended time in jail or prison.

Going to Trial

If it is the best option to clear your name, we are not afraid to take your case to trial. We will present a strong case on your behalf and attempt to create reasonable doubt in the minds of the jurors.

Negotiating Reduced Penalties

If your conviction seems inevitable, we may be able to work out a deal that allows you to get out of jail faster, having served only minimum time. Usually, this occurs only if you agree to post release control with stringent terms.

Talk to a Sexual Assault & Rape Defense Lawyer in West Chester, Ohio

West Chester criminal defense attorney Steven R. Adams can fight false or exaggerated accusations or defend you in any sex offense case. The Not Guilty Adams criminal defense team offers compassionate support and is here to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your case.

Call us at 513-929-9333 today for your no-obligation consultation, or for immediate representation.

Steven R. Adams
Steven R. Adams is a criminal defense lawyer dedicated to DUI, OVI, and criminal defense in Cincinnati, Ohio.