Scranton Sex Crime Attorney

Aggressive Defense for Crimes in Lackawanna County

If you are being investigated or have been charged with a sexual offense of any type in Scranton or throughout Pennsylvania, it is important that you reach out to a Scranton criminal defense attorney right away to discuss how to proceed with your case. At the Law Offices of William D. Thompson, we know that sexual crimes are serious offenses and often carry serious penalties.

Being investigated or charged with a sexual offense also carries very negative social connotations that can result in loss of friends, family, and even possibly cost you your career. This is why it is so important to retain the legal counsel of a competent attorney who will protect your future.

Get in touch with our Scranton sex crime attorney today to learn more about how our legal team can help you. We have 15 years of experience!

Sex Crimes & Serious Penalties

Crimes which involve a person engaging in sexual intercourse with another who suffers from mental disability and cannot consent, is unconscious, is unaware, or when intercourse was committed by forcible compulsion or threat or when drugs or intoxicants are involved, are taken very seriously. In the eye of the law, offenses of this nature are prosecuted heavily and you could face very serious consequences if you are convicted, including fines, court costs, restitution, prison sentences, and mandatory registration in the national sex offender database.

A few of the most common sex crimes our firm defends include the following:

  • Rape
  • Statutory rape
  • Statutory sexual assault
  • Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse
  • Sexual assault
  • Aggravated indecent assault
  • Indecent assault
  • Incest
  • Endangering the welfare of children
  • Corruption of minors
  • Sexual abuse of children
  • Unlawful contact with a minor
  • Sexual exploitation of children

Understanding Megan's Law

Megan's Law is the informal name of the law that requires law enforcement to make information available to the public in regards to registered sex offenders. There are a few crimes under specific circumstances which require 10 year registration under Megan's Law. Meanwhile, other crimes of a sexual nature require mandatory lifetime registration, which means that if you are convicted, you will be on the national registry forever.

If you are currently under arrest for a sexual offense, contact the Law Offices of William D. Thompson at 570.666.1068 to make an appointment for a free consultation. We are here for you 24/7. Se habla español.

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