Forcible Sexual Abuse
There are very few criminal charges in America that comes with a worse stigma than a sexual abuse accusation. No matter if you are completely innocent of the crime in question, an initial allegation is enough to turn your world upside down and bring with it negative effects that could stay with you for the rest of your life.
Knowing that this is the case in many instances, meeting these allegations head on and fighting for your name and freedom is vital. False and fabricated accusations are common in these situations, so having capable legal counsel advising throughout the process is an extremely important part of your defense.
Salt Lake City Forcible Sexual Abuse Attorney
With all the negative implications that come with a forcible sexual abuse claim, having a qualified and experienced criminal defense attorney can provide you with an informed, unbiased opinion, along with the ability to frame and present an effective argument on your behalf.
Darren Levitt, of Levitt Legal, PLLC is a Salt Lake City criminal defense attorney who is committed to protecting your rights and making certain you are treated fairly during this stressful time. This dedication to his clients allows for an unshakeable focus on developing a strong defense so that the charges are reduced or possibly dismissed altogether.
Call (801) 455-1743 to schedule a free and confidential consultation to discuss the specifics of your case with Darren. Levitt Legal, PLLC represents individuals in and around the Utah counties of Box Elder, Salt Lake, Tooele, Morgan, Summit, Davis, Utah and Wasatch.
Forcible Sexual Abuse under Utah Law
According to §76-5-404, a person commits forcible sexual abuse if:
- The victim is 14 years or age or older and the person touches the anus, buttocks, or any part of the genitals of another, or
- Touches the breast of a female;
- Or, otherwise takes indecent liberties with another, with the intent to cause substantial emotional or bodily pain to any person or with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person, without the consent of another.
Forcible sexual abuse is considered a second degree felony, punishable by a term of imprisonment of not less than one year nor more than 15 years and / or fines of up to $10,000.
If the offender causes serious bodily injury to the victim, the charge will become a felony of the first degree, punishable by a term of imprisonment for 15 years to life and / or fines of up to $10,000.
Levitt Legal, PLLC | Salt Lake City Forcible Sexual Abuse Arrest Lawyer
If you are currently dealing with a forcible sexual abuse allegation in the greater Salt Lake City area of Utah, taking immediate action is required to make certain you are approaching the situation if the proper manner.
Hiring and working with a criminal defense lawyer is a vital aspect necessary in framing your defense and fighting for your freedom. Darren Levitt is a client-focused defense attorney who has the experience to provide excellent representation that will allow you to argue your case and clear your name.
Call (801) 455-1743 or send an online message to schedule a risk-free and confidential consultation today. Darren proudly represents individuals in and around the Utah cities of Perry, West Valley City, West Jordan, Taylorsville, Murray, South Salt Lake, Tooele, Grantsville, Provo, Pleasant Grove, Logan, Morgan, Smithfield, Ogden, Roy, Park City, Francis, Layton and Midway, among others.
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