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Sexual Assault

Fighting for Your Rights and Justice

Sex Crimes Lawyers in Chester County, PA

When you are a victim of sexual assault, the experience can have a devastating impact on all aspects of your life. In such a situation having an experienced sex crimes attorney by your side is critical to achieving justice and protecting your rights. Our sexual assault lawyers at Perna & Abracht, LLC listen to your story, investigate the facts of your case and provide the compassionate support you need to get through such challenging times. We fight aggressively to get you justice and work to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

On the other hand, if you have been wrongfully accused of a sex crime, our lawyers work hard to prove your innocence and protect your rights.

Our Sex Crimes Lawyers Fight for Victims’ Rights

Criminal charges can only be brought by prosecutors on behalf of the people of a state or commonwealth. However, if you’re a victim of sexual assault you may also be entitled to file a civil lawsuit against your attacker or an institution that facilitated or failed to prevent sexual abuse.

We provide legal services to victims of all ages, in all types of sex offense cases. We also defend clients against wrongful sex crime charges.

Types of Sex crimes in PA

Rape – Under PA law, rape is defined as performing sexual intercourse on a victim through force or the threat of force, while they are unconscious or under the influence of an intoxicant administered by the accused, or if the victim has a mental disability that makes them unable to consent. Rape is one of the most serious sex crimes a person can face.

Other types of sex crime charges in Pennsylvania include:

  • Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse
  • Sexual assault
  • Indecent assault
  • Indecent exposure
  • Unlawful contact with a minor
  • Incest
  • Child pornography
  • Unlawful dissemination of an intimate image
  • Sexual extortion
  • Prostitution or solicitation

Although some of these charges are misdemeanor offenses, they can still have very serious consequences, such as jail time, fines and a sex offender registration requirement; not to mention the devastating impact being convicted of a sex crime can have on someone’s personal and professional life. Being convicted of multiple felonies can come with harsh sentences, including 20 or more years of prison time and lifetime offender registration if aggravating factors such as the rape of a child are involved.

Defense for Wrongful Accusations

It is critical to protect victims’ rights and hold those who commit sex crimes fully responsible for their actions. However, our justice system gives every person accused of a crime the right to legal counsel and competent defense. Our knowledgeable criminal defense lawyers have years of experience investigating sex crimes cases and creating strategies that protect all our clients’ rights.

Our Sexual Assault Lawyers Provide Top-Notch Legal Representation

At Perna & Abracht, LLC, our sexual abuse lawyers believe everyone deserves fair legal representation regardless of the reasons why they may need an attorney. Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional legal services to both victims of crimes and those accused of sexual assault.

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If you’ve been a victim or you are facing sex crime charges in Pennsylvania, our experienced legal team can help.  Contact us online or call 610-708-1970 to schedule a free consultation with a sex crimes lawyer today.

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