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In Ohio, sexual battery, also called sexual assault or rape, is a felony offense. If you have been accused of sexual assault, you need to put an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side as soon as possible. At L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC, we have over 50 years of combined experience and have achieved a track record of success in both state and federal courts. Led by Attorney L. Patrick Mulligan, a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist since 1997, our firm’s passion for protecting the rights of the accused has earned us a reputation as one of the most accomplished and trusted firms in the state.

Facing charges? Contact us today for a free and confidential case evaluation. We serve Hamilton, Brown, Allen, Clermont, Warren, Montgomery, and Butler counties.

What Is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault/battery involves unwanted sexual contact or touching. The most serious form of sexual assault is rape, in which a person compels another person to engage in sexual intercourse against the victim’s will. This includes situations in which the victim was unable to consent to sex, such as if they were passed out from drug or alcohol use. A person can be charged with statutory rape if the sexual activity involved a minor who is incapable of giving consent in the eyes of the law.

Penalties for Sexual Assault

The penalties for a sexual assault crime depend on the circumstances of the crime and the age of the victim.

  • Sexually assaulting a person over the age of 13 is punishable by at least one year (up to five years) in prison and/or a fine.
  • A conviction for rape of a person 13 or older is punishable by five to 11 years in prison and/or a fine.
  • Sexual assault of a person under the age of 13 is punishable by two to eight years in prison and/or a fine, while rape of a person under 13 can result in life in prison. (This sentence can be elevated to life without parole if the assault resulted in serious harm to the victim or if the victim was under the age of 10.)

In addition to these consequences, a sexual assault conviction will have other collateral consequences. These can include a loss of reputation and a criminal record which can make it difficult for the convicted person to find a job, rent an apartment, obtain a loan, or qualify for some forms of federal assistance.

With so much at stake, do not delay in getting quality legal help as soon as possible.

Get the Help You Need to Fight Your Charges

Just because a person has been accused of sexual assault does not mean that they will automatically be convicted. Help is available! L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC is prepared to offer you a free case evaluation to look at the facts of your case and determine the best course of action. We understand that this can be a stressful time, which is why we’re ready to guide you through your case from start to finish.

Contact us now to speak with a Dayton sex crimes lawyer.

L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates

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  • L. Patrick Mulligan, Esq.
  • Lindsay Arway
  • Brandon Moermond
  • Laura Woodruff
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    Founder Attorney L. Patrick Mulligan leads the firm with experience, qualification, and passion. As the founder of our firm, ...
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