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Individuals accused of Ohio sex crimes face potentially harsh penalties, some involving restrictions that last a lifetime. Such criminal accusations can destroy reputations and require a great deal of legal skill and experience to defend against. Robey & Robey’s Ohio sex crime defense attorneys have decades of experience and can protect your rights to fight against injustice.
Our lawyers defend clients in all types of sex crime cases, including the following covered by Ohio statutes:
While all sex crimes involve sexual conduct or sexual contact, some sex crimes are subject to more severe penalties than others. Minimum sentencing for felonies is one year of imprisonment.
Ohio rape charges are a first-degree felony, but when the crime involves raping a child under a certain age, this is an aggravating circumstance that can increase conviction penalties to life imprisonment or life without parole.
Officials charge other sex crimes, such as sexual assault or battery, as a second- or third-degree felony, depending on the circumstances involved. The number of years imprisoned for sexual assault varies, depending on the degree of felony charged.
Sexual imposition is a lesser charge than rape or sexual assault, and involves sexual contact with someone other than a spouse. Like rape, the other person is an unwilling recipient and may be impaired, a minor under 13, or unaware of the contact. However, sexual imposition is a misdemeanor charge in the first or third degree, which carries a potential penalty of less than one year in jail — much lighter sentencing than for rape or assault.
Many different sex crimes require sex offender registration, whether the alleged offender is an adult or a juvenile. Registration may be required for as little as 10 years up to a lifetime.
The way in which you are charged can make a considerable difference in your case, and obtaining an experienced Ohio sex crimes defense lawyer from the outset often increases your chances of reduced charges. Call Robey & Robey at 877.219.2514 or contact us online. We handle your case with the utmost discretion and work to keep your information private.