Chester County Indecent Assault Attorney
Are you facing criminal charges for sex crimes such as indecent assault in Chester County Pennsylvania? Then speak to a Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Lawyer to defend your charges or arrest for indecent assault.
The charge of Indecent Assault is when a person has indecent contact with another or causes another to have indecent contact with a person and 1) consent is lacking; 2) the act was done by forcible compulsion; 3) the act was done by threat of forcible compulsion; 4) the victim was unconscious; 5) it is known that the victim is unaware of the indecent contact occurring; 6) the person has drugged the victim; 7) the victim suffers from mental disability prohibiting the victim from consent, the victim is less than 13 years of age; 9) the victim is less than 16 years of age and the person committing the act is four or more years older than the victim.
The charge of Aggravated Indecent Assault is when a person engages in penetration however slight of the genital or anus of another person and 1) the other person does not consent; 2) the act was done by forcible compulsion; 3) the act was done by threat of forcible compulsion; 4) the other person is unconscious; 5) the person has drugged the victim; 6) the victim suffers from mental disability making that person incapable of consent; 7) the victim is less than 13 years of age, 8) the victim is less than 16 years of age and the person committing the act is four or more years older than the victim.
When evidence and guilt is not in question, extenuating circumstances may convince the court to either reduce the charges against you or the sentence you face. As your lawyers, we work with the Chester County prosecutors in exploring alternative sentencing options when a plea of “guilty” may be in your best interest. In certain cases where provocation, a medical condition, or alcohol is involved, it may be possible to avoid jail or a heavy fine in exchange for a promise to get counseling, provide community service, and agree to probation.
Committed to Helping You Avoid the Worst Possible Scenario
While there are no guarantees in criminal defense law, understanding your rights and the legal options available to you in Chester County can improve your chances when defending yourself from charges of indecent assault and sex crimes. As criminal defense attorneys serving Chester County and with years of experience in our criminal justice system, we understand how to negotiate with the court, how to identify questionable police conduct and suspicious testimony, and prevent clients from making certain kinds of mistakes.
You also need Chester County criminal lawyers both passionate in what they do and compassionate in their treatment of their clients. You deserve a Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer that is available when you need him, treats you with respect, and protects your rights vigorously. We make your choice all the clearer fighting for clients throughout Chester County. For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer, contact us at (610) 692-8700.