Legal Defense for Third Degree Assault Charges
Fighting for the Accused with Offices in Warren and Providence, Rhode Island
If you or a loved one have been arrested or charged with third-degree sex assault, contact skilled and experienced Rhode Island Sexual Assault attorneys. Our Rhode Island criminal defense lawyers will craft a defense designed to help you protect your reputation and your freedom.
Our firm has the resources and the experience to defend you from accusations of sexual assault. We understand how difficult it is to face sexual assault charges alone. Contact us today and let our knowledgeable attorneys fight for you.
What constitutes third (3rd) degree sexual assault?
Third degree sexual assault is commonly referred to as statutory rape. Third degree sex assault occurs if the accused is over the age of eighteen (18) and engages in sexual penetration with another person over the age of fourteen (14), but under the age of consent, sixteen (16) years old.
Sexual penetration includes means sexual intercourse, anal intercourse, and oral intercourse, or any other intrusion by any part of the accused’s body or by any object into the genital or anal openings of the victim’s body.
What are the penalties for Statutory Rape in Rhode Island?
A sexual assault accusation will likely result is life altering consequences for you and your family. A conviction can impacts where you live, where you work or where you travel, and should not be taken lightly.
A person found guilty of Third Degree Sexual Assault in Rhode Island will face:
- Imprisonment for up to five (5) years
- Sex offender database registration
- Mandatory sex offender treatment
Don’t leave your defense to chance: call our Rhode Island Sexual Assault lawyers today if you have been charged with statutory rape. Our team will provide you with a free and confidential consultation, where they will begin crafting your defense to these serious allegations.
Don’t wait, call us today—(401) 245-5100.