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Connecticut Rape, Sexual Assault, and Statutory Rape Defense Lawyers

Providing aggressive defense against allegations of serious sexual offenses

Facing allegations of sex crimes can be humiliating and frightening. Furthermore, a conviction for a serious sexual offense can not only take away your freedom but can also destroy your reputation and relationships and require you to register as a sex offender, possibly for the rest of your life. No one facing allegations of rape, statutory rape, or sexual assault should give up hope. Instead, you should immediately consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney to discuss your case.

The qualified defense lawyers at Duffy Law have the knowledge and skill to protect your rights and defend against these serious allegations. Please call for a consultation at 203-946-2000 today.

Your freedom is at risk if you have been accused of a sex crime

Sex offenses are all serious matters. However, the following are three of the most serious charges that can put your freedom at substantial risk:

  • Rape – “Rape” is a term that generally refers to the acts involved in a first-degree sexual assault. This offense occurs when an individual engages in sexual intercourse with another person by using the threat of force or actual force or when the victim is unable to consent to intercourse due to mental incapacitation. This charge can be escalated further to aggravated sexual assault in the first degree if, in the course of the act, the prosecutor alleges you used a weapon, intentionally caused injury to the victim, or had two other persons present aiding in the offense. This offense can be charged as either a Class A felony or Class B felony depending on the age of the victim and a conviction will bring a mandatory prison sentence.
  • Statutory rape – Statutory rape occurs when an individual age 18 or older has sexual intercourse with a person too young to legally consent to intercourse, which is under age 16 in Connecticut. In cases of statutory rape allegations, you may face charges and be convicted even if the younger individual consented to the sexual activity. Statutory rape can be charged as a Class D, Class B, or Class A felony depending on the age of the victim, the age of the offender, and the circumstances of the case. A convicted offender can face one to 25 years in prison.
  • Sexual assault – There are several sexual assault offenses that do not rise to the level of rape. For example, sexual assault in the third degree and fourth degree both involve compelled sexual contact instead of intercourse. This does not mean the penalties you may face for these offenses are not severe, however. A conviction can still result in jail time, fines, and sex offender registration.

Whether you’ve been accused of rape, statutory rape, or sexual assault, you should immediately seek assistance from a highly experienced criminal defense attorney. You need an attorney who is not afraid to stand up for the rights of individuals charged with sex crimes and who will strive for justice and fairness in your case.

Contact a Connecticut criminal defense lawyer for help today

Our attorneys have extensive experience as former prosecutors, public defenders, and criminal defense investigators, and now they devote their practice to vigorously defending the rights of people accused of criminal offenses. They have extensive experience in criminal court and understand that individuals can be wrongfully accused and charged in sex-related cases.

We take a rigorous 360-degree approach to defending the rights of individuals facing Connecticut criminal charges.To schedule a consultation, call Duffy Law, LLC in New Haven today at 203-946-2000.

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Duffy Law’s full staff is working remotely and we’re fully operational during this health crisis. Colleges are still moving forward with their Title IX and disciplinary actions, and many state and federal criminal proceedings are ongoing. We’re here for you 24/7.

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