Criminal Defense Lawyer Fighting Sexual Assault Charges
Serving all of Rhode Island with Offices in Warren and Providence
If you have been charged with First Degree Sexual Assault in Rhode Island, you are facing an extremely serious felony that will be vigorously prosecuted by the State. Whether you are being questioned, investigated or indicted for a First Degree Sex Assault, it is imperative that you contact an experienced Rhode Island sexual assault defense attorney immediately. Early intervention from a qualified attorney is essential if you intend to preserve your career, reputation and freedom.
Our Rhode Island sexual assault attorneys have the experience investigating, preparing and defending clients against charges of First Degree Sex Assault. If you have been charged, it is imperative that you contact a qualified attorney immediately.
What is First Degree Sexual Assault?
Commonly called rape, First Degree Sex Assault occurs in situations where the accused engages in sexual penetration of the mouth, vagina or anus of another and one of the following four circumstances exist:
- The accused uses force or coercion
- The accused uses concealment or surprise to overtake the victim
- The accused knows the victim suffers from some type of mental or physical incapacity
- The accused engages in the medical treatment or examination of the victim for the purpose of sexual arousal, gratification, or stimulation
Due to the seriousness of these charges, First Degree Sexual Assault is one of the few crimes where your innocence does not matter. Unfortunately, the allegation alone is enough to derail your life and one misstep in the pretrial process can result in incarceration and registration as a sex offender.
Penalties for First Degree Sexual Assault
If you have been charged with First Degree Sex Assault, the penalties are severe and include imprisonment for ten (10) years to life, lifetime registration as a sex offender, and sex offender counseling.
These penalties can easily ruin your future, so start fighting your charges today by retaining a skilled Rhode Island sexual assault defense lawyer from our firm. Our attorneys are available 24/7!
Call today for a free and confidential consultation—(401) 245-5100.