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Ohio Laws on Sex Crimes Charges

There is no understating the severity of sex crime charges. As some of the most harshly viewed and severely punished offenses, sex crimes have an overwhelming potential to decimate a person's reputation and impose life-altering penalties. Whether levied by the state of Ohio or the federal government, sex crime allegations demand an immediate, calculated, and insight-driven response. They demand the attention of a proven defense team like L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC.

L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC comprises award-winning Cincinnati sex crime lawyers who are passionate about their role as an important part of the criminal justice system’s checks and balances. We work to protect our clients’ rights, shield them from bias, evaluate and expose any unconstitutional breaches of law, and defend them against what can be devastating penalties and lifelong restrictions. For sex crime cases, such an approach can make all the difference.

Discuss your case, rights, and options during a FREE and confidential consultation. Call (937) 685-700624/7 or contact us onlineto speak with our Cincinnatisex crime attorneys.

Handling State & Federal Sex Crimes in Ohio

Our Cincinnati sex crime lawyers represents clients facing investigations and allegations at both the state and federal level.

Sex crime cases we handle include but are not limited to:

What is Considered a State Sex Crime in Ohio?

Ohio imposes severe penalties in sex crime cases, including lengthy terms of imprisonment. It also classifies convicted individuals into three tiers of sex offenders for the purpose of registration and restrictions. These penalties alone make it crucial that anyone under investigation or facing charges seek the immediate support of skilled Cincinnati sex crime attorneys.

What is Considered a Federal Sex Crime?

Sex crimes prosecuted at the federal level, including offenses involving child pornography, are subject to federal sentencing guidelines that call for harsh and heavy penalties, including long terms of incarceration in a federal prison, federal probation, and mandatory sex offender registration. The federal government has extensive resources at its disposal, and adheres to different rules and procedures than those used in state criminal courts. If you’ve been charged with a federal sex crime, you need a lawyer who has experience in federal courts.

Aggressive Prosecution in Cincinnati

Individuals charged with sex crimes in Cincinnati face aggressive prosecution that often aims to secure the harshest penalties possible. In the zeal to crack down on such offenses, prosecutors may sometimes overlook the due process rights of the accused. This can result in a prosecutorial approach that not only seeks to punish but also inadvertently tramples on fundamental rights, such as the right to a fair trial, the presumption of innocence, and protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. When facing this level of prosecutorial aggression, it’s imperative to have a vigilant and assertive defense team that can push back against any overreach and ensure that justice is served fairly and impartially.

Defenses Against Ohio Sex Crime Charges

Facing a sex crime charge in Ohio can be daunting, but there are several defenses that an experienced attorney can employ to challenge the charges. These defenses can include:

  • Innocence: Demonstrating that the accused did not commit the crime can be achieved through alibi witnesses, surveillance footage, or other exculpatory evidence.
  • Consent: In cases involving adults, proving that the alleged victim willingly consented to the act can be a key defense.
  • Mistaken Identity: Misidentification by the victim or witness can often be the result of stressful circumstances or misleading lineups, and this can be challenged with evidence or expert testimony.
  • Lack of Evidence: The prosecution must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. If the evidence is insufficient or unreliable, this can form the basis of a robust defense.
  • Constitutional Violations: Any breach of constitutional rights, such as illegal search and seizure or failure to obtain proper warrants, can render evidence inadmissible and significantly weaken the prosecution’s case.

How Sex Crime Charges in Ohio Can Affect Your Life

Sex crime charges can have devastating effects on an individual's life, extending beyond legal penalties to include irreparable damage to personal and professional reputations. Convictions can lead to long-term incarceration, mandatory registration as a sex offender, significant restrictions on personal freedom, and social ostracism. These consequences underscore the critical need for individuals accused of sex crimes to secure the services of a skilled attorney. An experienced lawyer can navigate the complexities of both state and federal legal systems, develop a strategic defense tailored to the specifics of the case, and provide invaluable support throughout the legal process. The objective is not only to contest the charges but also to protect the accused's rights, future, and livelihood amidst the challenges posed by these severe allegations.

Why Clients Choose L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates

  • Our team includes former prosecutors who leverage their insight into the “other side,” and how prosecutors handle serious felony cases
  • L. Patrick Mulligan is one of just 24 attorneys in Ohio to be Board Certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a distinction that exemplifies his expert knowledge
  • We have proven experience handling serious felony sex crime cases in Ohio state courts and federal courts
  • Our award-winning attorneys have earned national recognition among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and have been included in the prestigious list of Ohio Super Lawyers®

Call Now for a FREE Case Evaluation

There is nothing to take lightly about investigations or indictments involving sex crimes. They are immensely serious matters, and they pose the potential for lifelong consequences. If you or someone you love has been charged, or if you have been made aware of a pending investigation, you need representation by your side as soon as possible. Trust a team of proven Cincinnati sex crime lawyer to help you navigate the road ahead.

Contact us at (937) 685-7006 for a free case evaluation. L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC represents clients throughout Cincinnati and in Southwest Ohio.

Proof of Our Success

Read Our Client Testimonials

At L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "I had a very difficult case that took longer than usual but they never gave up on it."

    Extremely pleased with L. Patrick Mulligan and Associates. They helped me through every step of the process and worked hard for me. I had a very difficult case that took longer than usual but they never gave up on it. Thank you!

    - Megan
    "Patrick and his team are the only choice!"
    My husband was forced to defend himself at our home but that put him in jail. I first went with another lawyer, Mike Mills, who took my money and that was it. Feeling hopeless, I contacted Patrick’s team and they didn’t disappoint. Within 3 hours, Patrick was at jail speaking with my husband and a few days later, Patrick had him home. When you call the office, everyone helps you. You are not just another case to them; I know and experienced it. They are a team you want to be on your family’s side! Thank you Patrick and Laura and team - you are the best, thank you!
    - Jackson
    "When he walks in, all the fear melts away and he comes out swinging."
    My family and I have used Patrick for different cases. A child custody as well as DUI. Initially you may feel scared and want to keep calling but in the end he has always proven that he is the best of the best. When he walks in, all the fear melts away and he comes out swinging. He knows what he's doing. Child custody WON! DUI best possible outcome! I wouldn't hire anyone but him. I highly recommend! Thanks Mr. Mulligan and staff!

    - Satisfied Client
    "You helped me with a life changing situation and I'm a better father and son with your help and support."
    I want to personally thank you, Patrick and everyone else who did an amazing job on my cases. I've unfortunately dealt with a lot of attorney's over the years and you guys were the first one's I've ever trusted or felt that you really did what you said you were going to do!! Myself and my family couldn't thank you enough. You helped me with a life changing situation and I'm a better father and son with your help and support.
    - Brian
    "Best Lawyer ever."
    Patrick Mulligan took on my case in May 1996 not knowing how things would go. My case being his first Big case. He saved my life. I have still to this day will always remember and be Thankful to him for trusting and believing in me. I was a mother of a daughter 19 months old who as killed by my boyfriend at the time. The state tried to prove me for child endangering and wanting me to serve 18 months in prison. Parick didnt know until that point what he had gotten into . Patrick did everything he could to prove I was a good mother. It was almost a year after my daughters life was taken. We went to trail and I stood on the stand with all my friends and Dr.'s. Patrick worked so hard for me and we won and here I am 15 years later . I found his web site and had to tell my story. Anyone who needs his help he will work as hard as he can for anyone he believs in. I'm so gald to see he is still in Cinti helping people. Thank you Patrick. I will talk to you soon.
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    "Help in the Middle of the Night"
    Mr. Mulligan made all the difference in my case. Through his yellow page ad, I was able to reach him in the middle of the night, after my ex-wife had me falsely arrested for Domestic Violence Verbal. He was prompt in coming to my assistance. He went out of his way to help reach my family so that they could get me released from holding. He answered all my questions and walked me through the entire process. He was able to get the results I was hoping for at the pre-trial, so that we did not actually have to go through an actual trial. Mr. Mulligan exceeded all my expectations and I would recommend him to anyone who finds themselves in a similar unfortunate situation. He was a Godsend for me.
    - Mark
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