Is Sexual Abuse the Same as Rape?
Sexual abuse is a sexual act other than intercourse. Oral sex, fondling, improper touching or indecent exposure can all be types of sexual abuse. A charge of sexual abuse, especially child sexual abuse, can be a misunderstanding or incorrect interpretation of any event that occurred. A prompt and skillful criminal defense can stop a bad situation from becoming much worse.
You need a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney if you are charged with sexual abuse. A vigorous defense will give you the best chance to stay off of the sex offender registration list and stay out of jail.
Jeffrey DeRoberts, who founded DeRoberts Law Firm, has been defending individuals in state and federal court since 1993. He takes a very aggressive approach to criminal defense and will leave no stone unturned in the effort to keep you out of jail and off of the state or federal sex offender registry.
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Quick and Quiet Resolutions
For those charged with sexual abuse or child sexual abuse, the prospect of having his or her name in the media is often as frightening as the prospect of a prison term. Attorney DeRoberts has represented prominent individuals in the past and has been able to keep the case confidential and quiet while finding a good resolution.
If a case does leak and become public, attorney DeRoberts has experience dealing with media attention. This is especially important in cases involving children as victims or potential witnesses. People want quick and quiet resolutions and we strive to provide that in cases such as these.
New York Sex Abuse Defense Lawyer
If you are convicted of sexual abuse, your name could be added to the sex offender registration list and stay on the list for 20 years. Depending on the charge, a conviction might dictate that your name also be added to the federal sex offender list.
The criminal defense of a sex abuse charge tends to take one of the following approaches:
- Claim that sex abuse did not occur and the charge is completely false.
- Claim that sex abuse did not occur because the sexual contact was consensual.
- Assert that sexual abuse may have occurred, but the defendant was not involved.