Stamford Sexual Assault Lawyers
An assault is the threat of physical harm that puts a person in fear of harm or injury. An assault occurs when a person threatens to do harm to another, whether or not that threat is carried out. You do not have to make contact with the victim in order for it to be assault. There are various avenues open for your attorney to pursue in defending your case.
For example, if a threat is made but is not carried out, and there is no battery, then it can be shown that the threat of violence was overstated. If the victim’s fear of being injured is exaggerated or unreal, then the case should be dismissed. The lawyers at Papcsy Janosov Roche can help assess your case and come up with the proper legal strategy.
Another avenue of defense may involve getting the charges dropped, in exchange for anger management. The assault charge, a class C misdemeanor, can carry jail time, a fine and community service, so it is very important to contact competent legal advice as soon as possible. If you are charged with assault, contact the lawyers at Papcsy Janosov Roche to find out what your legal rights are and how your case should best be handled.
After the charges and arrest have been made, make sure that you have contacted the firm so that you do not say something that could jeopardize your case in any police interview. The attorneys at Papcsy Janosov Roche understand the impact that these serious charges can have on one’s life. They will explain the options and handle the investigation of the case so that your case may have the best possibility of a positive outcome.
Types Of Sexual Assault
- Criminal sexual abuse
- Aggravated criminal and criminal sexual assault
- Juvenile prostitution
- Sexual relations with family
- Predatory criminal sexual assault of a child
- Criminal transmission of HIV
- Sex registration
- Statutory rape
Penalties Of Sexual Assault
Laws regarding sexual assault vary based on charges and the type of assault that an individual is charged with. Rape is typically defined by first degree and second degree. The type of charge that is given is based on the alleged force used, whether the sex assault ended in serious harm to the victim, and whether a deadly weapon was allegedly used during the assault.
Sentences for rape typically range from one year to life in prison, depending on the sentencing within the jurisdiction. Many states deliver verdicts that do not allow for early parole in the case of rape charges.
The penalties for criminal sexual contact and sexual battery differ from rape penalties. These charges typically involve much less serious crimes and are given lesser penalties than rape or criminal sexual assault. If these crimes are committed with a deadly weapon or are committed by more than one person, the crime is typically given felony sentencing.
In contrast, criminal sexual contact that involves coercion or force is typically given a misdemeanor sentencing. Most of the time a person that is convicted of a misdemeanor can receive sentencing that includes up to one year in custody, without the requirement to serve prison time.
Legal Help For Prostitution, Rape, Child Porn, Internet Sex Crimes & More
Are you or a family member the victim of sexual assault? The lawyers at Papcsy Janosov Roche can help you obtain justice and recover your rightful compensation. Contact a sexual assault attorney at Papcsy Janosov Roche now at 877-835-4983 or simply fill out the Free Sexual Assault Case Evaluation Form.
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