Richmond Sexual Abuse Lawyer

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In the Commonwealth of Virginia sexual abuse, is defined as an act that is committed with the intent being to sexually molest, arouse, or gratify any person. There are many factors that play into sexual abuse charges and convictions.

Sexual abuse occurs if:

  • The witness is touched
  • The witness is made to touch the accused
  • If the accused causes the touching of another by the witness

The touching can occur through material or directly to any intimate parts. Intimate parts mean the genitalia, anus, groin, breast, or buttocks of any person. More severe sexual abuse is considered sexual assault, sexual battery, rape, and other serious charges. Information about these crimes and their associated penalties can be found in the Code of Virginia Sections 18.2-63 and 18.2-67.10.

Commonwealth of Virginia — Sexual Abuse Charges & Penalties

First offense sexual abuse of a child between the ages of 13 and 15 is a Class 1 misdemeanor. This crime is punishable by up to 12 months in jail as well as a potential $2,500.00 fine, either or both. Penalties increase if there are other prior convictions on your record. You should speak to a Richmond criminal defense lawyer about your case as soon as possible.

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Our team is accomplished, committed, knowledgeable, and dedicated. We have over 75 Years of collective experience. One attorney is a former prosecutor and another served as the youngest lead counsel to the governor of the state of Virginia. Our ability to provide sophisticated representation for tough cases differentiates us from other Richmond sex crimes attorneys.

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