In today’s environment, these charges are not taken lightly. Prosecutors, judges, and juries take these charges very seriously. If you or someone you know has been accused of rape or any other sexual offense, you could face notable prison time and registration as a sex offender. This is the reason it is essential to hire an experienced lawyer to present your case in court.
An experienced and competent sexual assault lawyer can help you build the strongest defense possible to maximize your chances of having the desires result in court. The Law Offices of C.T. Wilson is prepared to defend your case. Getting representation as early as possible is the best way to get the desired outcome at trial.
Types of Sexual Assault Charges
Even in the case of a shorter prison sentence, these charges can be on your permanent record. This can make your life grueling by making it impossible for you to find a house, employment, and loans, etc. To protect your future from being ruined, it is essential that you hire an experienced attorney.
In Maryland, charges of rape include forcefully engaging in vaginal intercourse with another person without their consent. In case, there is a weapon involved or any serious injury is caused to the victim, first degree charges of rape may also be charged. First-degree rape carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. Second-degree rape carries a maximum of 20 years or life imprisonment in case the victim was less than the age of 14, and the defendant is at least 4 years older than the victim.
In Maryland, sexual offenses include a third or fourth-degree sexual offenses. It is defined as a non-consensual sexual act with a person under the age of 16 or someone who is physically impaired. Third-degree assault carries a maximum of 10 years imprisonment.