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Sex Offenses – Criminal Defense Atlanta

Sex Offenses – Criminal Defense Atlanta

Criminal accusations come with a presumption of innocence. The accusation of a sexual motivated offense results in the immediate judgment of family, friends and the community at large.

Often these cases are based solely on the accusation of the alleged witness with no evidence that corroborates the accusation. Once the allegation has been made, the alleged victim may be under tremendous pressure to stick to the false allegation.

The most important thing you can do after an allegation is contact an experienced criminal attorney to defend you against the charges.

 

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Sexual Offenses - Criminal Defense Atlanta

Your criminal defense attorney can make sure that you properly invoke your right to remain silent. Your attorney can gather and preserve evidence that might otherwise be lost with the passage of time. Your attorney can work with the District Attorney’s Office so that all exculpatory and mitigating evidence is presented before any formal charges are filed.

In Georgia, an attorney experienced in fighting false allegations of a sexually motivated offense can help you clear your name. Aside from the social stigma that comes with being accused of sexual offenses, Georgia has serious legal penalties that include long prison sentences, stiff fines and an official registry for convicted sexual offenders.

Once a person is convicted of a sex crime and placed in the registry, the person has oppressive restrictions related to where the person accused of the crime can live or work.

An Atlanta sex crime attorney can act as a trusted confident for the defendant accused of sexual offenses in addition to helping minimize the gravity of the sexual offenses’ consequences.

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Some common sexual offenses include:

  • Public Lewdness
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Prohibited Sexual Conduct
  • Improper Relationship Between an Educator and Student
  • Sexual Assault
  • Aggravated Sexual Assault
  • Rape / Statutory Rape
  • Aggravated Kidnapping
  • Criminal Solicitation of a Minor Under 16 Years of Age
  • Indecency with a Child Under 16 Years of Age
  • Molestation
  • Obscenity
  • Improper Visual Recording or Photography
  • Obscene Distribution or Display
  • Display, Distribution or Sale of Harmful Material to Minor under 16 years of age
  • Possession or Promotion of Child Pornography
  • Employment Harmful to Children
    Prostitution / Solicitation
  • Compelling Prostitution
  • Promotion of Prostitution
  • Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution
  • Federal Sex Crimes

If YOU HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF A CRIME BUT HAS NOT YET BEEN CHARGED, CALL US IMMEDIATELY. WE MAY BE ABLE TO PREVENT THE FILING OF FORMAL CHARGES.

Assault Offenses – Criminal Defense Atlanta

Assault Offenses - Criminal Defense AtlantaAssault Offenses – Criminal Defense Atlanta

The consequences of assault offenses and crimes ranges from prison at one extreme to probation, parole, fines, loss of right to own weapons, and anger management programs at the opposite extreme. Of course, there are other penalties, punishments, and sanctions that may result in some jurisdictions.

The variables and factors that usually impact the consequences of an assault crime are the prior history of the offender and in particular, whether other assault crimes have been committed, prior convictions, status of current probation, and status of current parole.

What you considered to be a small assault charge can result in a seriously severe sentence if a judge is inclined to believe that you need it.

 

Types of Assaults

There are many different types of charges pertaining to an assault and battery. These types will depend upon the criminal charges and severity of each charge. It may also help distinguish upon how much compensation you may be entitled to for your personal injury lawsuit.

  • Assault- An assault is a crime of violence against another. Assaults are tyically a threat of bodily injury that could cause harm to another person. This is a verbal threat that would put another person at ease.
  • Assault with a deadly weapon- An assault with a deadly weapon includes a threat with a bat, gun, knife or object. An assault with a deadly weapon is typically the action that would threaten someones life.
  • Battery- Unlike an assault which is a verbal threat, a battery is the action of using force.
  • Assault & Battery – First a verbal threat of bodiliy injury and the act of using physical force.
  • Domestic Assault & Battery – The verbal threat to a family member and action of using force against the family member.
  • Sexual Assault & Battery – The verbal threat to use force against another person to perform sexual acts and the use of force to perform sexual acts without consent.
  • Aggravated Battery- A victim is injured due to a deadly weapon.

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Types of Assaults

  • Felonious assault is an unlawful attack or attempted attack, accomplished through force or violence, that causes physical injury to another person. This type of assault involves the use of weapons and/or serious injury. If a weapon is used, an attack is deemed a felonious assault even if no injury occurs. But there need not be a weapon for this designation. If a serious injury occurs due to an assault using hands, fists, or feet, it is also deemed a felonious assault. Therefore, both serious resulting injuries and the use of weapons are triggers for a felonious assault. Assault and battery is an example of a felonious assault. This is a type of incident that results in actual contact made and creates a need for medical attention to the victim.
  • Simple assault occurs when a weapon is not used and the resulting injuries that are caused to the victim are minor in nature.
  • Physical assault causes grievous bodily harm, such as prior to the commission of a murder or aggravated assault.
  • Aggravated assault occurs with the use of a weapon and/or an amount of increased force.
  • Sexual assault involves the use of force against the will of the victim, resulting in a rape, molestation, sodomy or similar sexual offense.
  • Verbal assault – this is a type of non-physical, oral assault that results in an emotional, mental, and/or psychological injury to the victim, rather than a physical bodily injury. 

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