Explaining Sexual Assault
When you have been accused of committing sexual assault, you need an aggressive White Plains criminal attorney to help you fight the charges and defend your future against the major negative consequences you face. You can come to The Law Office of John M. Cromwell for compassionate legal counsel and dedicated representation during this difficult period. Since 1988, I have spent my entire career fighting for the rights of the accused, and I take pride in knowing that I have helped people from all walks of life get a second chance. You may feel that everyone is against you, but I will listen to your side of the story and help you find an effective strategy for defense.
How the Victim Impacts Charges
Certain sex offenses are considered victimless crimes, but sexual assault involves forced or non-consensual sexual contact with another person. You can be charged with
rape when the victim was incapable of consenting due to being under the age of legal consent, as well as when the victim is mentally disabled, unconscious or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Sexual abuse occurs when the victim is subjected to any type of sexual contact which does not involve penetration, while sexual misconduct consists of intercourse, anal or oral sexual contact without the victim's consent.
It is vital to begin work on your defense as early as possible, and if you contact me during the pre-arrest period, you may be able to avoid charges being pressed. If you have already been
arrested, you should exercise your right to have an attorney present during questioning, as the investigators will only ask questions designed to get you to incriminate yourself. The police and the prosecutor will be working together to get you convicted, and you deserve to have someone on your side.