PITTSBURGH SEXUAL ASSAULT ATTORNEY

Section 3124.1 of the Crimes Code defines sexual assault, which is the lesser-included offense of rape and IDSI. It is a second-degree felony.

 

Sexual assault is defined as when a “person engages in sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse with a complainant without the complainant’s consent.”

 

As of April 23, 2018, Section 9718.5 of the Judiciary Code requires that a person convicted in Pennsylvania of an offense under 42 Pa.C.S. § 9799.14(d) (Tier III sex crimes) be sentenced to probation for three years “consecutive to and in addition to any other lawful sentence.”

 

Apart from the direct consequences of being convicted of sexual assault, those convicted are subject to lifetime registration as a sex offender on the Megan’s Law registry maintained by the Pennsylvania State Police.

 

If you or a loved one is charged with sexual assault, call Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney, Ryan H. James, who has tried and argued these cases with successful results.  Attorney James can be personally reached at 412-977-1827, or by e-mail at ryan@rhjameslaw.com