Athens Sexual Assault Attorney

Sex Crimes in Georgia

The allegations of sexual assault can quickly tarnish an individual's reputation-even before going to court. In addition, Georgia's harsh criminal statutes allow the courts to impose significant penalties on the defendant, including incarceration, fines and much more. Your best option to fight against these charges is to work with a skilled Athens sexual assault lawyer.

We can answer your questions during a free consultation. Call (706) 705-5122 to set up a meeting.

Sexual Assault Laws

Under Georgia law, sexual assault is considered to be any sexual contact by a person who has authority (either supervisory or disciplinary) over another individual. For example, a psychologist or hospital employee who engages in sexual relations with a patient could be charged with sexual assault. In these types of cases, it doesn't matter how old the victim is or if he or she gave consent-the state need only prove that the defendant had control over the other person.

You could be charged with sexual assault if you work as a:

  • Doctor
  • Teacher
  • Manager
  • Landlord
  • Therapist

The sentence for a sexual assault conviction may include one to 25 years in prison and fines up to $100,000. If the victim is under the age of 16, the prison sentence is increased to 25-50 years.

In addition to these penalties, you may be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. This can make applying for jobs or even finding a place to live much more difficult.

Fighting Your Charges

Facing sexual assault charges is an intimidating experience, but fighting your case may be possible. At this time, you need an Athens criminal defense attorney who will not only help to protect your reputation but will also use all of his experience and training to challenge your case. Attorney Lee Webb has helped clients fight their criminal charges since 1995, and he is ready to represent you at this critical time.

For information on your charges, please call (706) 705-5122 now to request a free case evaluation.

Hear From Other Clients We’ve Helped

  • Law Offices of J. Lee Webb Very satisfied with his representation as well as the results
  • Law Offices of J. Lee Webb Treated me with respect and helped me through the process, always available to answer my calls.
  • Law Offices of J. Lee Webb Without Lee’s representation, I would have lost my license
  • Law Offices of J. Lee Webb Definitely the person to have in your corner while facing criminal charges, cannot recommend him enough
  • Law Offices of J. Lee Webb I could not recommend a better lawyer to ensure fair and equitable representation
  • Law Offices of J. Lee Webb Very knowledgeable and tough attorney - got my DUI charge totally dismissed.
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