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 60 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'
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.
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