Durham Sexual Assault Lawyers
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Durham Sexual Assault is a forced sexual intercourse through physical and or psychological intimidation.
There are different types of Durham sexual assault such as date sexual assault, statutory sexual assault, and spousal sexual assault. Durham Date sexual assault is a forced sex act between two people whom know one another during a social engagement such as a date or going to dinner. Even though the two people know one another, if a sex act was coerced, it is considered sexual assault. Durham Statutory sexual assault is a sex act between an adult and a minor under the legal age of 18. Even if the minor consents to the sex act, it is still considered statutory sexual assault, because of the age limit. Spousal sexual assault is a forced sex act between a husband and wife. If a husband or wife does not consent to a sex act, and the sex act is forced, it is considered sexual assault.
Durham Sexual assault Conviction Punishments Sexual assault is a severe Durham sex crime. If a person is convicted of sexual assault, he or she faces a variety of punishments such as:
Punishments can be superior if the offender committed statutory sexual assault, has prior Durham criminal convictions, is on probation, or if there are aggravating circumstances.
People who are convicted of sexual assault must list their name on the Sex Offender Registry. According to Sex Offender Registration Act, sex offenders are categorized by risk of re-offense. The court decides if the convicted offender is (low risk), (moderate risk), or (high risk). The court also categorizes each convicted sex offender as a sexual predator, sexually violent offender, or predicate sex offender. If a persons name is on the Sex Offender Registry, they may have limited employment and housing options, as future landlords and employers look negatively upon Durham sex crime convictions.
Wise Laws affiliated Durham sexual assault lawyers understand that if you have been charged with sexual assault, it is important that you seek the representation of a professional sex crimes attorney. An experienced Durham sexual assault lawyer can investigate your case, interview key witnesses, challenge evidence presented against you, and defend your legal rights.
Wise Laws Durham lawyers have represented various clients throughout Durham during their sexual assault cases. Our attorneys know that early preparation and investigation can help identify the facts surrounding your case. With our expert Durham legal knowledge, we can notify you of your options, negotiate charges with Durham prosecutors, develop appropriate motions to suppress evidence, and build a strong defense on your behalf. At the offices of Wise Laws, we know how sensitive Durham sexual assault charges can be for our clients and their families.