Washington DC Sex Crimes Lawyer

In Washington, DC, the applicable Statute categorizes several degrees of sexual abuse all very serious and all punishable by significant prison terms and stiff fines. It is critical to engage from the outset the services of an experienced criminal law DC defense lawyer expert in litigating sexual abuse cases. Our DC criminal lawyers are thoroughly familiar with the various degrees of DC sexual offense charges and how to use the relevant Statutory language or the applicable case law in your favor.

The categories enumerated are:

First Degree: 1) causing a person to engage in a sexual act (penis in vulva, against anus, against mouth, causing person to put mouth on penis) with the intent to abuse, humiliate, harass, degrade or arouse or gratify the sexual desire of the person committing the offense; and 2) through the use of force, threatened use of a weapon or use of a threat sufficient to force coercion.

Second Degree: 1) causing a person to engage in a sexual act with the intent to abuse, humiliate, harass, degrade or arouse or gratify the sexual desire of the person committing the offense; and 2) by threatening or placing the person in reasonable fear, or knowing the person was incapable of declining participation or communicating unwillingness to do so.

Third Degree: 1) touching clothed or unclothed area (breast, buttocks, genitalia, anus, inner thigh) with the penis, hand, fingers, etc; and 2) through the use of force, threatened use of a weapon or use of a threat sufficient to force coercion.

Fourth Degree: 1) touching clothed or unclothed area (breast, buttocks, genitalia, anus, inner thigh) with the penis, hand, fingers, etc; and 2) by threatening or placing the person in reasonable fear, or knowing the person was incapable of declining participation or communicating unwillingness to do so.

The Misdemeanor sexual abuse is defined as 1) a sexual act or contact occurred; and 2) the person knew or should have known that he/she did not have permission to do so. Contact our DC criminal defense lawyers specialized in DC sex offense cases or DC sexual assault cases today for free face to face case evaluation. Our DC criminal lawyers are experts in negotiating and when needed litigating complex cases with unprecedented outcomes.