Sex Crimes

Scranton Sex Crime Lawyer

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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

Child Abuse
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.

Child Molestation
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.

Child Pornography
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
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
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.

Indecent Exposure
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.

Prostitution
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
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
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.

Statutory Rape
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.

Harassment
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.