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
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 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
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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