Sex assaults are some of the most serious crimes that result in lasting legal, social, and professional consequences. Because of the mental and physical trauma sex assault victims experience, prosecutors are understandably relentless when it comes to punishing a person accused of these crimes.
A sexual assault attorney deals with penalties for sex assaults ranging from probation to very lengthy state prison sentences. The collateral damages from accusations and convictions of sex crimes can be even worse and are a source of social stigma.
Even convictions for misdemeanor sex offenses can result in lifetime sex offender registration under Meghan’s Law. It may be difficult or impossible to secure meaningful employment, live at peace in your community, even travel across state lines or out of the country.
What Are Sex Assaults In Philadelphia?
Under Pennsylvania law, the testimony of one single witness, without any physical evidence whatsoever, can be enough to sustain a conviction for any one of the sexual offenses listed above.
However, the person who reports the incident to police and ultimately testifies at trial oftentimes has very strong motive to fabricate. These motives may stem from jealousy, arguments over infidelity, child custody disputes or the like.
It is important to have a skilled attorney representing you in these cases to bring these motives to light and convince a jury that the Commonwealth has not met their burden of proof. – R. Patrick Link
LinkLaw, LLC will also handle all similar sex offenses in Philadelphia, including:
- Internet sex crimes
- Rape, statutory rape, spousal rape, date rape
- Sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, or involuntary deviate sexual intercourse (IDSI)
- Indecent Assault
- Lewd conduct, indecent exposure, lewd act in public
- Solicitation for prostitution
- Deviate sexual behavior
- Rape of a child
- Possession or distribution of child pornography
How To Win A Philadelphia Sex Assault
Mr. Link is an experienced Philadelphia sex crimes attorney who will personally defend your integrity and protect your rights. He has successfully fought many charges with forceful strategies that expose the weaknesses of the prosecution’s case and prevented many individuals who were falsely accused from going to jail.
Call LinkLaw, LLC today to schedule a free and confidential consultation to discuss your sexual assault case: 267-858-4774