There are many crimes that fall under sexual offenses. Sexual offense crimes are treated with the utmost seriousness in Virginia courts. They are extremely complex and involve many emotional and psychological factors. The legal issues surrounding these cases must be weighed in relation to the situation, the person and the family involved. Not all attorneys have the experience and expertise to handle sexual offense cases. At the Law Offices of Patrick N. Anderson and Associates we have 23 years of experience defending all types of sexual assault cases.
Some types of sexual assault cases we defend:
Prostitution: Anyone who offers, agrees to, or engages in a sexual act for money or another form of payment, may be charged with prostitution. If convicted, this is a class 1 misdemeanor.
Indecent Exposure: If you have purposefully and obscenely displayed your private parts, including your genitals, buttocks or breasts in public, you may be charged with indecent exposure. If you have any contact with the victim, you may also face sexual assault charges. If you are breastfeeding your infant, however, you can not be charged with indecent exposure. If you are convicted of indecent exposure, it is a class 1 misdemeanor and is punishable by up to one year in jail and a $2,500 fine.
Sexual Assault: If you subject another person to unwanted or offensive sexual contact, you may be facing sexual assault charges. In addition, depending on the specific incident, you may also face assault and/or rape charges.
Rape: If you force another person to have sex against his or her will using force, a threat or intimidation you may be facing rape charges. You may face charges if the person says no or is unable to say no due to the effects of drugs or alcohol or because they have a physical or mental disability. Rape can also be a crime when it happens within a marriage, if the sexual encounter is not consensual.
In cases of sexual offenses, we need to understand how and why the incident may have occurred. We work with a team of experts, including counselors to understand and best plan your defense. We will be sympathetic so you never have to be embarrassed in speaking with us about your situation.
If you are facing a sexual offense charge, you need a team who is experienced and well-versed in the Virginia legal system. The Law Offices of Patrick N. Anderson and Associates have the expertise to fight effectively for your rights and freedom. We treat you as a member of our family and will make sure we do all we can to fight for the best possible outcome in your case. Contact our offices today for your free case evaluation.