Not only are you an excellent attorney, but a good person who truly cared about me and always did your best to help me. I am so grateful for being given a second chance.—TomDave Shrager successfully lobbied for my felony charge to be completely withdrawn. His services were worth every dime. A highly personable, intelligent, and competent attorney, I would recommend Dave Shrager to my closest friends and family without hesitation.—RonDave knows the system better than any lawyer in Pittsburgh due to his family's local and long-standing practice, and it was evident in the positive manner in which the judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers responded to Dave's arguments on my behalf.—JimI cannot say thank you enough to David Shrager for all his help today! If it were not for this guy, I would no longer have a job or drivers license. So thanks again Dave, you're the best!—BillI was in a bad place in my life...I was making bad decisions, which led to my having a really bad night and lots of legal trouble. I'm lucky I had Attorney David Shrager at my side. He helped guide me, with his legal expertise, through a very difficult time in my life.—Tamika
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INDECENT ASSAULT/AGGRAVATED INDECENT ASSAULT IN PENNSYLVANIA

Being accused of a sex crime is a devastating and embarrassing matter for defendants and their families. There is the looming worry and stress of a conviction, the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence and the personal and public humiliation of life as a registered sex offender. You will have questions about the process and you will need an advocate for your rights.

Attorney David Shrager provides compassionate counsel and will listen to your side of the story with understanding and empathy, not judgment, reproof or apathy. His law firm will aggressively seek action to prove your innocence and have your charges dropped completely.

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A INDECENT ASSAULT CHARGE DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU ARE GUILTY
OR THAT YOU WILL BE CONVICTED.

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FOR A FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.

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AGGRAVATED INDECENT ASSAULT AND INDECENT ASSAULT DEFINED

Aggravated Indecent Assault occurs when a person engages in penetration, however slight, of the genitals or anus of a complainant with a part of the person’s body for any purpose other than good faith medical, hygienic or law enforcement procedures commits aggravated indecent assault if:

  • the person does so without the complainant’s consent;
  • the person does so by forcible compulsion or the threat of forcible compulsion;
  • the complainant is unconscious or the person knows that the complainant is unaware that the penetration is occurring;
  • the person has given drugs, intoxicants or used other means, without the knowledge of the complainant, for the purpose of preventing resistance;
  • the complainant suffers from a mental disability which renders him or her incapable of consent;
  • the complainant is less than 13 years of age; or
  • the complainant is less than 16 years of age and the person is four or more years older than the complainant and the complainant and the person are not married to each other.

Indecent Assault is a slightly less serious crime than Aggravated Indecent Assault. An Indecent Assault occurs when a person has indecent contact with the complainant, causes the complainant to have indecent contact with the person or intentionally causes the complainant to come into contact with seminal fluid, urine or feces for the purpose of arousing sexual desire in the person or the complainant and:

  • the person does so without the complainant’s consent;
  • the person does so by forcible compulsion or the threat of forcible compulsion;
  • the complainant is unconscious or the person knows that the complainant is unaware that the indecent contact is occurring;
  • the person has given drugs, intoxicants or other means, without the knowledge of the complainant, for the purpose of preventing resistance;
  • the complainant suffers from a mental disability which renders the complainant incapable of consent;
  • the complainant is less than 13 years of age; or
  • the complainant is less than 16 years of age and the person is four or more years older than the complainant and the complainant and the person are not married to each other.

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A SEX CRIMES CHARGE DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU ARE GUILTY
OR THAT YOU WILL BE CONVICTED.

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FOR A FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.

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AGGRAVATED INDECENT ASSAULT PENALTIES IN PENNSYLVANIA

In the state of Pennsylvania, an Aggravated Indecent Assault is a Felony of the Second Degree. The penalty for conviction is:

  • Sentencing of up to 10 years in prison.

If the assault took place with a child younger than 13 years of age, the charge increases to a Felony of the First Degree. The penalty for a conviction is:

  • Sentencing up to 20 years in prison.

INDECENT ASSAULT PENALTIES IN PENNSYLVANIA

In the State of Pennsylvania, an Indecent Assault has varying degrees of punishment depending on the circumstances of the case.

If the case is one of indecent assault committed without consent or with a complainant less than 16, the charge will be a Misdemeanor in the Second Degree. A Misdemeanor in the Second Degree is punishable by:

  • A maximum sentence of up to two years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

If the circumstances involved any of the other circumstances, the charge increases to a Misdemeanor of the First Degree. A Misdemeanor of the First Degree is punishable by:

  • A maximum sentence of up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

However, if the act took place with a child younger than 13 and there is a history of prior indecent assault, or the person touched the complainant’s intimate parts with their hands or with their own intimate parts, the charge increases to a Felony of the Third Degree. A Third Degree Felony is punishable by:

  • A maximum sentence of up to seven years in prison and a $15,000 fine.

In addition, these sex crimes will also require you to register as a sex offender. Being registered as a sex offender requires that you list certain information about yourself and your whereabouts, making it very difficult to find employment and a place to live.

Under the Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) sex offenders are required to register their whereabouts in each jurisdiction they live, work and go to school, in some cases for the rest of their lives.

Failure to register as a sex offender is a felony and can lead to prison time and thousands of dollars in fines.

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A SEX CRIMES CHARGE DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU ARE GUILTY
OR THAT YOU WILL BE CONVICTED.

CALL OR TEXT DAVID J. SHRAGER TODAY
FOR A FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.

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DEFENDING AGGRAVATED INDECENT ASSAULT & INDECENT ASSAULT CHARGES

Cases such as these often involve the need for investigation, contesting evidence, the use of experts regarding any forensic evidence and the crafting of a valid and strong defense.

There are several legal defenses to sex crimes. You may have a case of mistaken identity or there is evidence of consent. An experienced sex crimes attorney in Pennsylvania can help you determine the best defense to take and build a strategy for winning your case.

Sex crimes could be punishable under both State and Federal Law. If you face federal charges, you will need an experienced Federal Crimes Attorney in Pittsburgh on your side.

Being charged with a sex crime does not mean that you are guilty or that you will be proven guilty or convicted. It is crucial to speak with an experienced sex crime attorney to better understand your rights and how you can best defend them.

A Pittsburgh Criminal Attorney Who Will Fight for Your Rights

If you have been arrested under sex crime charges call an experienced criminal attorney for a free consultation.

Talk to a compassionate attorney who will try to understand your situation and then help you understand your rights. Attorney Shrager will do everything possible to attack your charges and fight for your rights.

When your future and your rights are at stake, you need a determined attorney who can fight for your rights. Call Shrager Defense Attorneys today.

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Shrager Defense Attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA will attack your criminal charges in order to protect your good name. Have a sound and solid case prepared by David J. Shrager and his legal team so they can fight for your rights.

If you have been charged with, or think you may be charged with, any of the following sexual offenses, call Attorney Shrager immediately for a free consultation: