Sexual Assault Lawyer in the New Orleans Metro Area
If you’ve been accused of sexual assault, you need an aggressive defense on your side. At Mordock Law Group in New Orleans, Louisiana, we represent individuals charged with a range of sex crimes, including sexual assault, rape, and child pornography. Craig Mordock is a veteran criminal defense attorney, having handled numerous high-profile cases over the years. He was also selected as one of the top 100 Louisiana criminal defense lawyers in 2015 and 2016 by the National Trial Lawyers Association. A sexual assault crime is a very serious allegation and can carry a hefty sentence if convicted. Let us advocate your rights.
What Constitutes as Sexual Assault?
Sexual assault is characterized as any type of sexual behavior or contact that occurs without explicit consent. There are several different forms of sexual assault, including unwanted sexual touching, rape, sexual contact with minors (consensual or not), forcible sodomy, forcible object penetration, or any coerced or unwanted sexual contact. Sexual crimes may also include solicitation of minors via the internet, sexual harassment, or the possession of child pornography.
When Do You Need a Criminal Defense Attorney?
If you have been accused of sexual assault or any type of sex crime, do not talk to the police without an attorney present. You also do not want to wait in hopes that the accusations will fade or that the charges will be dropped. Instead, seek out an experienced sexual assault lawyer immediately. At Mordock Law Group, we will respond fast to defend your interests and give you the best possible chance at winning your case.
Sexual Assault Laws in Louisiana
In Louisiana, the penalty for committing a sex crime depends on the type of crime committed and the age of the victim. First degree rape is punishable by life imprisonment and hard labor without parole. 2nd degree rape is punishable by 5 to forty years of imprisonment and hard labor. An individual who committed simple rape may have a penalty of up to 25 years in prison, with or without hard labor. If you have been convicted of any rape crime, you are required to register as a sex offender in Louisiana.
If you need aggressive defense for your criminal charges, count on Mordock Law Group. For more information about our practice or to schedule a consultation, contact us today.