Alabama Sexual Abuse Attorney
Alabama Sexual Abuse Laws
At Eversole Law, LLC, we are committed to defending people throughout the state of Alabama who've been arrested on sexual abuse charges. Sexual abuse charges are broken into two separate classifications: sexual abuse in the first degree and sexual abuse in the second degree.
First degree sexual abuse charges will be brought against anyone who forces sexual contact against the victim's will. This includes fondling, suggestive rubbing, oral sex, rape, etc. Sexual abuse in the first degree is a felony offense, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and up to $15,000 in fines.
Second degree sexual abuse charges will be filed against a person (19 years or older) who subjects a victim between the ages of 12 and 16 to sexual contact. Sexual abuse in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to $6,000 in fines and no more than one year in jail.
Sexual abuse against a person who is incapable of giving consent because of a physical or mental disability could result in first or second degree charges.
Defense Against Sexual Abuse Charges
As an experienced Alabama sex crime lawyer, I understand what you stand to face in the months and weeks ahead. Although the rest of the community may think you are guilty, I will stand by your side throughout the entire criminal process, protecting your rights and fighting to clear your name. I've seen many people unjustly accused of sexual abuse, and have watched many people's lives ruined as the result of an accusation based on false or misleading evidence or a lack thereof. You can trust me to thoroughly comb through all of the evidence being brought against you to find flaws or loopholes with the prosecution's case that can help to get your case dismissed or the charges reduced to a lesser offense.
There are many viable and effective defenses to sexual abuse charges. Contact an Alabama sex crime lawyer today.