Richmond Sodomy Defense Lawyers

Aggressive Criminal Defense Representation for Virginia's Accused

Forcible sodomy is charged when the accused forces the victim to engage in one or more of the following acts:

  • Cunnilingus, which is the licking of the vulva
  • Anilingus, which is orally stimulating the anus
  • Fellatio, which is oral stimulation of the penis
  • Anal intercourse

The complaining witness is the person alleging they were sodomized or who was forced to sodomize another. This is a serious sexual offense with tough penalties. If you or a loved one has been accused of an egregious sexual crime such as forcible sodomy, contact our Richmond sex crimes lawyers at Carlson & Collier right away for help and advice.

Our Richmond Criminal Attorney Explains the Process of a Sodomy Charge?

The complaining witness states the act was forced upon them by means of intimidation, threat or sheer force. If the victim was in a state of physical helplessness or mental incapacity, such as drunk or passed out, the accused is charged with forcible sodomy. Also, if the victim is less than 13 years old, forcible sodomy is charged.

Forcible sodomy is a felony. If found guilty, the accused will serve a minimum of 5 years in prison. Depending on the circumstances of the case, he or she may receive a sentence of life in prison. The severity of these charges and penalties highlight the necessity of obtaining strong legal help quickly. Our team at Carlson & Collier has over 75 Years of experience between us. We can stand by you.

Increased Penalties for Minor Victims

If the victim is under 13 years of age and the accused is more than 3 years older the penalty will be more severe. This is also true, for instance, if the perpetrator either kidnaps, abducts — perhaps force into sex slavery — beats, or commits another felony while sodomizing the victim and is found guilty, there is a mandatory sentence of 25 years' imprisonment.

If the victim is under 13 years of age and the accused is over 18 years of age and the above occurs, if found guilty the punishment is life in prison. If found guilty the amount of time sentenced will be determined by examining any previous criminal record as well as the severity of the crime. Read the Code of Virginia Sections 18.2-67.1, 18.2-47, 18.2-48, and 18.2-89, 90, 91 to learn more about sodomy charges and what you may be facing if convicted.

Are you interested in receiving advice from an attorney? Call Carlson & Collier to schedule a free case evaluation with a Richmond criminal defense attorney.

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