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Excellent Representation Since 1982

Leesburg Sexual Assault Lawyer

Backed by Decades of Experience

Since 1982, Carleton Penn III has provided tenacious representation to clients facing sex crime charges. Our firm stays up to date on federal, state, and local laws regarding sexual assault, and we can discuss your options for pursuing a favorable outcome to your case. We are committed to providing high-quality legal services to help you make informed decisions throughout the process.

If you have been charged with sexual assault, contact our Leesburg criminal defense lawyer today. Call (703) 420-3510.

What You Need to Know about Sexual Assault in Virginia

Virginia defines sexual assault as unwanted sexual conduct. It occurs when someone forcibly obtains sex without a person’s consent through intimidation or coercion and includes sexual battery, incest, forcible sodomy, and aggravated sexual battery. If convicted, you will be required to register with the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry.

Registration as a sex offender may hinder your ability to:

  • Pursue higher education
  • Find housing
  • Obtain employment

Other potential penalties for a sexual assault conviction include lengthy prison sentences – including life in prison – probation, and fines.

Aggravated sexual assault not only involves unwanted sexual conduct, but it also results in substantial physical and emotional harm to the victim. It may also include the use of a weapon. In Virginia, sexual assault charges are prosecuted as felony offenses.

Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to use the defense of innocence, mutual consent, or mental incapacity to attempt to lessen or dismiss the charges.

Seek Help from Our Leesburg Criminal Defense Attorney

If you are found guilty of sexual assault, the consequences can negatively impact the rest of your life. It is important to seek knowledgeable, aggressive legal counsel to defend your rights in court. At Carleton Penn III, our Leesburg sex crime defense attorney can investigate the incident, request police reports, and gather evidence to build your case. We tenaciously uphold the rights of our clients in court, and we can work hard to determine a defense strategy to help you pursue a positive solution.

Call us today at (703) 420-3510 to schedule a free consultation.

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  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Loudoun Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Why Hire Carleton Penn?

  • Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and Amex Accepted
  • Personal Attention for Every Case
  • Legacy of Satisfied Clients
  • Serving Virginia Since 1982

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