Sexual Assault Attorney in Scranton, Pennsylvania
Sexual assault is a severe crime, and if you have been charged with sexual assault, you’re facing the possibility of a lengthy jail or even prison sentence. If you’re looking for an attorney who will uncompromisingly work with you on your sexual assault case, choose Bill Peters of the Peters Law Firm.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/ Department of Women’s Health website defines sexual assault as: “any type of sexual activity or contact that [a party does] not consent to. Sexual assault can happen through physical force or threats of force or if the attacker gave the victim drugs or alcohol as part of the assault. Sexual assault includes rape and sexual coercion. In the United States, one in three women has experienced some type of sexual violence. If you have been sexually assaulted, it is not your fault, regardless of the circumstances.” The site also adds that “sexual assault can be verbal, visual, or non-contact. It is anything that forces a person to join in unwanted sexual activities or attention.” Many sexual assaults also take place with the victim knowing the assailant: “This may be a friend, an acquaintance, an ex, a relative, a date, or a partner. Less often, a stranger commits sexual assault.” It is further stated that while “women and men commit sexual assault, more than 90% of people who commit sexual violence against women are men.”
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center provides additional statistics:
“One in five women and one in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives.”
“Nearly one in 10 women has been raped by an intimate partner in her lifetime, including completed forced penetration, attempted forced penetration or alcohol/drug-facilitated completed penetration.”
“Approximately one in 45 men has been made to penetrate an intimate partner during his lifetime.”
The Age Of Consent website outlined ten crimes the state of Pennsylvania uses to prosecute sexual assault and related crimes. These are:
Aggravated Indecent Assault
Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse
Sexual Abuse of Children
Sexual Exploitation of Children
Statutory Sexual Assault and
Institutional Sexual Assault
The Peters Law Firm Difference
If you or someone you know has been charged with sexual assault in Pennsylvania, we of the Peters Law Firm can help, no matter the complexities and intricacies of your case.
If you’re facing sexual assault charges, you need an attorney as well as a firm that will be the advocates you need. We have a well-earned reputation as a sexual assault legal expert and will work methodically and relentlessly to uncover all details and aspects of your case and ensure the best possible outcome. We proudly serve the Scranton, Clarks Summit, and Northeastern Pennsylvania areas. Contact us about your sexual assault charges today!