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Pennsylvania Sex Crime Lawyer

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Sex Offense Attorney in Kingston, PA, Helps Clients Facing Serious Criminal Charges in Luzerne County, Lackawanna County, Columbia County, and Throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania

Are you facing accusations of sex crimes in Northeastern Pennsylvania? A sex conviction can result in lifelong consequences for your reputation and future. Get help from an experienced Pennsylvania sex crime lawyer from Muckler Law, LLC, to defend yourself against your charges. For over a decade, Attorney Matthew Muckler has advocated for his clients’ interests. With a background that includes having served as a prosecutor, Matthew Muckler knows what it takes to build a strong case strategy aimed at securing the best possible outcome for your charges.

If you have been arrested and charged with sex crimes, you need dedicated legal counsel to help you face your charges. Contact Muckler Law, LLC, for a free case evaluation to discuss your legal options with a sex offense attorney in Kingston, PA.

Pennsylvania Sex Crimes Our Firm Can Help You Face

Pennsylvania law defines a wide range of sex-based criminal offenses. At Muckler Law, LLC, a Pennsylvania sex crime lawyer can help you face sex crime charges such as:

  • Rape: The crime of rape is defined as engaging in sexual intercourse through forcible compulsion or threat of force, with an unconscious/unaware individual, with a drugged individual, or with an individual whose mental disability renders them incapable of consent
  • Statutory sexual assault: Commonly known as “statutory rape,” statutory sexual assault occurs when a person engages in sexual intercourse with someone they are not married to when that person is under the age of 16 and the defendant is four years older but less than eight years older, eight years older but less than 11 years older, or more than 11 years older than the complainant
  • Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse (IDSI): The crime of IDSI occurs when a person engages in oral or anal sexual intercourse with a person forcible compulsion or threat of force, with an unconscious/unaware individual, with a drugged individual, or with an individual whose mental disability renders them incapable of consent, or with a person under the age of 16 and the defendant is four or more years older than the complainant and not married to them
  • Sexual assault: The crime of sexual assault involves engaging in sexual assault without the other person’s consent, where such conduct does not fall within the definitions of rape or IDSI
  • Indecent assault: Indecent assault occurs when a person has indecent contact with another person or causes a complainant to come in contact with seminal fluid, urine, or feces, for the purpose of arousing sexual desire, without the complainant’s consent, through forcible compulsion or threat, with an unconscious/unaware individual, with a drugged individual, with an individual whose mental disability renders them incapable of consent, with a person under 13, or with a person under 16 when the defendant is four or more years older and not married to the complainant
  • Aggravated indecent assault: Aggravated indecent assault occurs when a person penetrates someone else’s genitals or anus with any body part of the perpetrator, other than for good faith medical, hygienic, or law enforcement purposes, without the complainant’s consent, through forcible compulsion or threat, with an unconscious/unaware individual, with a drugged individual, with an individual whose mental disability renders them incapable of consent, with a person under 13, or with a person under 16 when the defendant is four or more years older and not married to the complainant
  • Indecent exposure: A person commits indecent exposure when they expose their genitals in a public place or with other people present under circumstances in which the offender knows or should know that such exposure would offend or alarm others.
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Penalties for a Conviction for Sex Crimes in Pennsylvania

Penalties for sex crimes in Pennsylvania are severe. Many sex crimes are graded as first-degree felonies, which have a maximum sentence of 20 years, or second-degree felonies, which have a maximum sentence of 10 years. However, certain aggravating factors, such as committing a sex crime against a child, can lead to the imposition of longer sentences, including up to life imprisonment.

Turn to a Pennsylvania Sex Crime Lawyer to Help You Resolve Your Charges

A conviction for a sex crime can have consequences that may follow you for the rest of your life. You need skilled legal counsel to protect your rights and reputation. Let a sex offense attorney in Kingston, PA, help you face your charges by:

  • Independently investigating your charges to obtain all possible evidence for your defense
  • Evaluating your legal options and potential defense strategies
  • Keeping you updated on the progress of your case and answering your questions as they arise to ensure you can make informed decisions at each step
  • Vigorously contesting your charges through the process, including by moving to exclude evidence as unreliable or unlawfully obtained or to reduce or dismiss your charges for lack of evidence
  • Advocating on your behalf in court if you decide to fight your charges at trial

A sex charge carries severe penalties and consequences. Don’t leave your reputation and future to chance. Get help from an experienced Pennsylvania sex crime lawyer to face your charges. Contact Muckler Law, LLC, today for a free, confidential consultation to learn more about how our firm will advocate on your behalf and help you pursue a favorable resolution to your case.

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