Pittsburgh Sex Crime Defense Attorneys Provide Counsel to People Charged
Pennsylvania lawyers defends the rights of people accused of sexual misconduct
From the moment someone is arrested in connection with a sex crime, their freedom and good name is at stake. If you’ve been accused of rape, sexual assault or some other sort of unlawful indecent conduct, Phil DiLucente & Associates, LLC in Pittsburgh offers diligent counsel and zealous advocacy no matter what your particular charge entails. Our Western Pennsylvania criminal litigators have 29 years of combined legal experience and fight for clients’ rights by conducting research, engaging in cross-examination and making arguments in court and during plea negotiations.
Diligent attorneys counter rape, assault and prostitution allegations
In addition to long prison sentences and fines, Pennsylvanians convicted of sex crimes are included in the registry published on the Megan’s Law website, which is maintained by the state police. You might also lose access to your children, face job consequences and be subject to removal proceedings if you are not a U.S. citizen. Our diligent criminal defense attorneys understand the gravity of these allegations and develop a comprehensive strategy to take on prosecutors who bring charges of:
- Rape — Under Pennsylvania law, rape and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse are first-degree felonies that are charged when a person uses or threatens force to have sexual contact with a victim. These crimes also include situations where an individual is incapable of giving consent due to disability, lack of consciousness, age of the alleged victim or a substance given to the victim. A conviction can carry a prison sentence that can range from 10 to 20 years or more, depending on how many associated crimes a person is charged and convicted of, so it is essential to retain an attorney who has experience handling these cases.
- Sexual and indecent assault — Engaging in sexual behavior without a partner’s consent is a serious second-degree felony offense even if force is not used. Depending on the specific contact involved, an individual can be charged with sexual assault or aggravated indecent assault.
- Prostitution and solicitation — The criminal offenses for working as a prostitute or patronizing one are classified as misdemeanors. If you have been accused of a taking part in a sexual act performed in exchange for money, we will work diligently to minimize the penalty and harm to your reputation.
Whether you’re accused of one of these crimes, an offense involving the exploitation of children, unlawful internet activity or something else pertaining to sexual misconduct, we will advocate for your rights and zealously argue for a fair resolution of your matter.
Why you need a sex crime defense attorney in Pittsburgh PA
Representing clients accused of sex crimes requires an understanding of the defenses that can be used in these cases. Unlike in other types of crimes, there might be a question as to whether the purported victim consented to the sexual contact. When appropriate, we examine the relationship history between the parties, the possibility of false allegations, whether the allegation might be based on mistaken identity and if DNA evidence might be used to exonerate the defendant.
Contact a Pittsburgh lawyer for a free consultation if you’ve been accused of a sex crime
Phil DiLucente & Associates, LLC defends the rights of Pennsylvanians who have been charged with sexual offenses. Please call 1.800.GET.PHIL or contact us online to make an appointment for a free initial consultation. Our office is in Downtown Pittsburgh.