PITTSBURGH SEX CRIMES ATTORNEY
Anyone charged with a sex crime in Pennsylvania is facing an uphill battle. Most District Attorney's Offices have specialized sex crimes units filled with well-trained prosecutors who handle nothing but those types of cases. Depending on the crime, you may be facing mandatory sentences, significant state prison time, and burdensome sex-offender registration requirements under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).
Not all sex crimes cases are treated alike. Some cases have significant forensics evidence, and others are simply testimonial cases. If your case is newsworthy, the media won't be kind. Your name will be dragged through the mud, and you will be automatically convicted in the court of public opinion. You will not be presumed innocent or entitled to the benefit of the doubt. You need an attorney who will humanize you before the jury, ensure that the jury understands that you are presumed innocent until the Commonwealth meets its burden of proving you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt - the highest legal burden in the United States.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF SEX CRIMES?
If you are accused of committing a sex crime in Pittsburgh and the surrounding counties in Western Pennsylvania, you may find yourself charged with multiple offenses, which may include the following:
- Statutory Sexual Assault: More commonly known as statutory rape, which occurs when a defendant has sexual intercourse with a person under 16 and more than 4 years younger than the defendant
- Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse (IDSI)
- Sexual Assault
- Institutional Sexual Assault
- Aggravated Indecent Assault
- Indecent Assault
- Indecent Exposure
- Indecent contact with a minor
- Possession of child pornography
- Unlawful dissemination of intimate image
CAN I BE CONVICTED IF THERE IS NO PHYSICAL EVIDENCE?
Yes. While physical evidence may be the most powerful evidence of guilt or innocence, a jury or judge may convict you of a sex crime based upon the testimony of an alleged victim alone. This is why it is so critically important to find a qualified sex crimes defense attorney as soon as possible.
HOW THE ZUCKERMAN LAW FIRM CAN HELP
If you are charged with a sex crime in Pittsburgh or the surrounding counties in Western Pennsylvania, please contact the Zuckerman Law Firm, LLC at 412-447-5580 for a free, confidential consultation.
As a former prosecutor of sexual assault crimes, Attorney David Zuckerman will work to build your trial defense while negotiating behind the scenes for a more favorable result. Under appropriate circumstances, you may be eligible for charge reductions, including:
- Plea to offense that does not carry SORNA registration requirement.
- Plea to misdemeanor offense.
- Probation or House Arrest.
Call us today - 412-447-5580.