Akron Sex Crimes Lawyer
Tough Defense for Your Criminal Charges in Ohio
Sex crimes are one of the most difficult cases to defend against, which
is why your case will require the strong and aggressive representation
of Attorney Thomarios. As your lawyer, I can put my experience, personalized
representation, and knowledgeable counsel to work for your benefit. If
you are facing charges for a sex crime, you must act quickly to obtain
the trusted legal guidance of my firm.
With a sex crime conviction, you will be required to register as a sex
offender. Exercise your right to obtain legal assistance by speaking with
my firm. I have been practicing law as an
Akron criminal defense attorney for ten years and can offer proven defense strategies.
Types of Sex Crimes
If you are accused of any type of sex crime, you must understand the charges
you will face. In Ohio, sex crime charges are broken up into three tiers
depending on the type of offense and the victim. Some of the most common
sex crimes include the ones listed below.
Rape is considered a sex crime but can also be classified as a violent
crime and is therefore severely prosecuted. Rape is a form of assault
involving forced intercourse. For the victim, rape can be one of the most
traumatizing situations, which is why this offense is not taken lightly. Under
Ohio Revised Code (ORC) § 2907.02, rape is an offense that involves alleged sexual conduct with another
person by forcibly making the victim submit.
Date rape is the forced sexual intercourse which occurs during a voluntary
social engagement. When the victim does not intend to submit to sexual
advances and resists through verbal or physical refusals, the perpetrator
can be charged with date rape. Evidence of a pre-existing relationship
and voluntary engagement are not valid defenses for this offense.
Gross Sexual Imposition
Gross sexual imposition is discussed under
ORC § 2907.05 as sexual contact that is against the victim's will and is not the
alleged perpetrator's spouse. It must be proven that the defendant
purposefully caused the victim or victims to submit to his or her will
through force or threat of force. If you are charged with gross sexual
imposition, know that the charges can result in severe consequences, such
as a mandatory prison sentence and registration as a sex offender.
Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor
ORC § 2907.04, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor is against the law. Unlawful conduct
with a minor is committed when an individual over the age of 18 engages
in sexual conduct with an individual they know is between the ages of
13 and 16. This offense can be punished as a felony of the third or fourth
degree with the exception of cases when the offender is less than four
years older than the other victim.
Law enforcement handles cases of sexual assault in a very serious manner
because of the severe nature of the charge. Those charged with this offense
can suffer heavy penalties because of the negative impact it can have
on the victim. Sexual assault is a broad term that refers to child sexual
abuse, rape, incest, and many other sex crimes. This is a sexual offense
that takes place without the consent of the victim.
Internet Solicitation of a Minor
As one of the most investigated activities of the state and federal law
enforcement, internet solicitation of a minor can place the offender in
a difficult legal circumstance. Internet solicitation involves a conversation
with a minor that turns to a sexual nature. Solicitation of a minor through
the internet can take place in a chat room or other setting.
Dynamic Defense Against Sex Crime Charges
Every sex crime case must be handled in a serious manner by your Akron
sex crime lawyer because state and federal prosecution are under pressure
to prosecute these crimes. You must act quickly and secure aggressive
legal assistance, whether you are facing charges for
entrapment, sexual assault, or
Contact Christopher G. Thomarios, Esq. LLC today for the representation your case needs from my firm.