Covington, Kentucky Sex Offense & Criminal Defense Lawyer
At Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C, our attorneys protect the rights of people accused of sex crimes in Kentucky and Ohio. Under the United States Constitution, every individual is entitled to a competent legal defense regardless of the type or level of charges filed against you. Each person is innocent until proven guilty. You cannot be proven guilty until evidence shows guilt beyond “a shadow of a doubt” that you committed a crime. Dickman Law challenges the prosecution, thoroughly investigates the evidence, develops a compelling argument and advocates for you before judge and jury.
Sexual assault and other sexual offenses include:
- Child abuse
- Internet luring
- Lewd conduct
- Internet solicitation
- Sexual abuse and misconduct
Sexual abuse and misconduct cover a broad range of felony and misdemeanor offenses, including unwanted touching, indecent exposure, non-consensual kissing, statutory rape and public indecency. Dickman Law knows that these charges are often difficult to prove and will push prosecution to reduce or dismiss the charges.
When a case involves rape, including date rape, marital rape, or rape in the 3rd degree, the main issue that must be proven is the lack of consent to sexual relations by the alleged victim. If the alleged victim is under the age of 16 or incapacitated, the rape is automatically charged as a class-B or class-A felony. Dickman Law can determine if evidence is weak or missing and demand the prosecutor reduce the level of charges or dismiss them altogether.
These offenses, along with other sex offenses, require a tenacious, expert and professional defense. Our Covington sex offense lawyers will access all resources available to give you the defense you need.
Penalties of Sex Offenses
Penalties of a sexual assault conviction can be severe and range from heavy fines to prison time. Under Kentucky law, sex offenses can be charged at different felony or misdemeanor levels; the distinction between different levels relies entirely on the intent. Most convictions require registration as a sex offender on the Kentucky and National Sexual Predator Registries, available with photos on the Internet. The convicted must live with the stigma of a sex crime that can impact personal relationships and the ability to find work. Dickman’s team recognizes what is at stake when a person faces a sex offense charge, and he will tenaciously seek a defense for you that will result in the best possible outcome. The sex offense legal team will seek an acquittal, a reduced charge or a dismissal of the case.
From the moment you are faced with sex offense charges, seeking the help of a professional, expert attorney will greatly assist in your defense. It is imperative to provide our lawyers with all of the pertinent case information to allow him to build the best defense for you. Dickman Law will take the time to listen to you and keep you informed of each legal step taken.
If you or someone you know is under investigation, has been arrested, or has been charged with a sex crime call 859-446-1590 or e-mail our Covington office for a free consultation with an experienced Kentucky criminal defense lawyer. We serve clients in Covington, Newport, Fort Thomas, and other Kentucky/Ohio communities.