Scranton Sex Crime Lawyer
The Rogan Law Firm - Available 24/7 to Defend You
Sex crimes are considered to be some of the most heinous crimes that a
person can commit. They carry a social stigma that is often unforgettable
even when a person is found to be innocent.
At Rogan Law we offer hard-hitting criminal defense for our clients facing
sex crime allegations in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Northeast Pennsylvania.
We have over 25 years of legal experience and we will fight vigorously
on your behalf in an attempt to obtain a case win.
Contact an attorney at the Rogan Law Firm today at (800) 738-3781 if you or a loved one has
been arrested for a sex crime. We're available 24/7 to take your call!
With the different types of sex crimes today, we recommend that you seek
help from a skilled sex crimes lawyer who can explain what laws apply
to your specific case. It is our duty to do everything we can to clear
your name through our investigation and defense. Statistics report that
over 12 million children are said to be victims of child abuse every year,
but unfortunately some of these accusations are false and have led to
unnecessary charges, arrests and convictions of innocent people. It is
important that you understand the specifics of your charges so that you
can build a strong defense. In many cases of rape, we may be able to prove
that the alleged "victim" was actually a willing participant
in a sex act. We have assisted clients in avoiding convictions for these
types of charges and more.
Information on Sex Crimes
Under Pennsylvania law, child abuse can either be a misdemeanor or a felony
offense. This is an extremely common crime to be charged with as it is
estimated that over 12 million children are victims of child abuse every
year. Child abuse can be sexual, physical, or emotional in nature, but
can result in jail time and fines if convicted. For child sexual abuse,
the suspect could also be required to register as a sex offender permanently.
What exactly is child molestation? It is actually a category of crimes
which includes sexual assault, rape, indecent exposure, child prostitution,
incest, and more. The penalties for child molestation will differ depending
on the exact charges the individual is facing. For example, they could
have to spend time behind bars, they could have to pay harsh fines, or
they could be forced to register as a sex offender.
Any type of material that depicts a child under the age of 14 in sexually
explicit scenarios can be defined as child pornography. The most common
types of child pornography are photographs and videos which are often
distributed through the use of the internet. Child pornography is one
of the more serious types of sex crimes and can result in up to 15 years
in a federal prison.
Date rape differs from other types of rape in that the suspect was not
a stranger to the victim. This type of rape is similar to other types
of rape in that the sexual intercourse was forced and without the victim's
consent. What can make these cases more complicated is the fact that it
can come down to one person's word against another's. The penalties
for date rape are just as serious, however, and you could be left with
a permanent mark on your criminal record.
Exploitation is another category of sex crimes that include human trafficking,
incest, child pornography, child molestation, and more. Crimes of exploitation
are taken extremely seriously in Pennsylvania and so it is important that
you have an aggressive and skilled legal representative on your side.
Depending on the specific charges, you could be left with a life sentence
in federal prison as well as sex offender registration.
Failure to Register
One of the penalties of having been convicted of a sex crime is having
to permanently register as a sex offender. The National Sex Offender Registry
keeps current records of the location of every convicted sex offender
in the U.S. If an individual fails to register, they could be facing additional
charges and penalties.
What is indecent exposure? When an individual is accused of displaying
their genitals in public for the purpose of sexual gratification or to
offend those around them, they could be violating indecent exposure laws.
Whether you were falsely accused of a crime you did not commit are being
treated too harshly for a mistake, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
Offering sexual acts for money or another commodity is known as prostitution.
Solicitation is requesting a sexual act in exchange for money. In Pennsylvania,
prostitution is taken very seriously and anyone convicted of this offense
could be facing jail or prison time.
Rape is a crime synonymous with sexual assault. It is estimated that 3,500
instances of rape occur every year in Pennsylvania and so law enforcement
treats possible offenders very harshly. A person convicted of rape could
be facing up to life in prison for their crime.
Sexual assault is any unwanted sexual contact committed without the victim's
permission. If you were accused of sexual assault, you could be facing
up to life in prison, heavy fines, mandatory counseling, and a permanent
place on the sex offender registry.
What makes statutory rape different from other types of rape? Statutory
rape occurs when an adult has sexual intercourse with a minor who is under
the age of 18. It does not matter whether or not the sexual contact was
forced because minors do not have the legal ability to give their consent.
Sexual harassment can occur anywhere, in schools, in the workplace, or
at home. Any unwanted or offensive sexual comments or advances can be
categorized as sexual harassment. Those accused of sexual harassment could
have to serve time in jail or prison. Not only that, but their future
could be affected by having to register as a sex offender permanently.
Understanding Your Legal Rights
A Scranton sex crimes attorney at Rogan Law is committed to ensuring that
your legal rights are not violated by law enforcement and investigators.
As experienced lawyers, we will begin our own investigation into the allegations
that you are facing in an effort to build your defense and have charges
lowered or dismissed completely. Please contact a Scranton sex crimes
lawyer at the Rogan Law Firm immediately to schedule a free and private
case consultation. During the consultation we can openly discuss the charges
that you may be up against and the defense strategies that we may use
to help clear your name.
Searching for a lawyer for a sex crime case in Scranton? Rogan Law offers
aggressive defense skills to clients facing misdemeanor or felony sex
crimes charges throughout Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Stroudsburg, Milford,
Honesdale, Montrose, Tunkhannock and Northeast Pennsylvania. Please contact
a Scranton criminal defense attorney at the Rogan Law Firm today to begin
the steps towards protecting you or a loved one’s future.