Working To Protect Your Interests In Serious Pennsylvania Sex Crime Cases
Aggravated indecent assault is a felony offense under Pennsylvania law. A conviction can result in heavy fines and a prison term of up to 10 years if the alleged victim is over the age of 13, but not yet 16 years of age, and the alleged perpetrator is at least four years older. If the alleged victim is under the age of 13, the potential prison time increases to 20 years, regardless of the perpetrator’s age.
With so much at stake, it is imperative that you have the best defense representation available. At Bellwoar Kelly, LLP, we represent southeastern Pennsylvania clients in a wide variety of cases involving charges for aggravated indecent assault. Our West Chester defense attorneys have a great deal of experience handling felony cases, and we will present the strongest possible case on your behalf.
Understanding Aggravated Indecent Assault Under Pennsylvania Law
According to the law, aggravated indecent assault by a perpetrator involves even the slightest genital or anal penetration with any body part without the consent of the victim. The law considers a victim to not have given consent if the penetration was committed under force or the threat of force, the victim was unconscious, the victim was unable to resist the perpetrator due to impairment by drugs or alcohol, or the victim suffered from a mental disability that made consent impossible.
These are sensitive cases that require a great deal of discretion and a complete understanding of the law. When you choose our firm, we will dedicate every resource at our disposal to securing the best available outcome for you. We understand the impact a conviction for aggravated indecent assault could have on your future, and we will do everything we can to avoid one.