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Protecting Your Rights When Charged With Sex Offenses

At the McClenahen Law Firm P.C., we have the courage to defend those accused of sex offenses, from indecent exposure to serious felonies. Our goals are to avoid charges being filed in the first place, to implement an effective trial strategy if charges are filed or to create leverage for a favorable plea agreement, should you not wish to risk taking your case to trial. To put the experience and commitment of an accomplished trial lawyer to work for you, contact our law office in State College by calling 814-308-0870 for a free consultation.

Resourceful Defense For Those Charged With Sex Offenses In Central Pennsylvania

Most people are aware that the majority of sex offenses go unreported, but most people may not be aware of the flip side of the coin: False allegations arise in sex offense cases more frequently than in any other type of criminal case. We understand what a sex offense accusation means to the people who face them. Even an unfounded, false allegation can devastate your life and disrupt your most important relationships. A conviction could send you to prison for years, lead to suspension or expulsion from your school or result in registration as a sex offender for many years or even the rest of your life. With so much at stake, you need an experienced, zealous advocate if you are accused of sex offenses.

If you are being investigated for a sex offense, it is crucial to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as you know you are a suspect and before you are charged. Through the use of a skilled private investigator, we can conduct our own parallel investigation at the same time the police are conducting their investigation. What a suspect does or does not do during the investigation phase can be the difference between charges being filed or not filed. It is obviously preferable to avoid being charged in the first place than to fight charges in the criminal justice system. When the system works, false allegations are filtered out before any charges are filed. Sometimes the person making the false allegation is even charged with false reports to law enforcement after his or her story falls apart. Needless to say, the system is more likely to work in your favor if you have the assistance of a criminal defense lawyer and private investigator.

Clients of the McClenahen Law Firm P.C. can depend on us for sound advice and a strong defense on charges such as:

  • Rape, including forcible rape, statutory sexual assault, date rape and acquaintance rape
  • Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse
  • Aggravated indecent assault
  • Sexual assault
  • Obscene performances
  • Corruption of minors
  • Indecent exposure
  • Indecent assault conduct

In analyzing a sex offense case, it is important to identify and expose the weaknesses or inconsistencies in the evidence against you, which can be especially important when the complainant and the accused know each other. This allows us to work toward improved plea offers or a future victory at trial.

Call To Consult With An Experienced Trial Attorney

For additional information about the best ways to resolve serious sex crime charges in Central Pennsylvania, contact the McClenahen Law Firm P.C. in State College by calling 814-308-0870 for a free consultation. You may also complete the online contact form.