Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes Lawyer Located in Luzerne County 

Also Serving Lackawanna, Monroe, Columbia, Wyoming, Susquehanna, Schuylkill, Carbon, Pike, and Wayne counties

When facing criminal charges related to sex offenses, defendants need an experienced Luzerne County sex crimes lawyer who understands the nuances of the law. At the Law Office of William I. Abraham, we’re committed to providing our clients with vigorous legal advocacy, and the protection of their rights. We combine diligent attention to detail with real legal ferocity in our fight for the acquittal of our clients. 

Attorney William Abraham has over 20 years of experience fighting for defendants, across Luzerne, Lackawanna, Columbia, and Monroe counties. 

Call today at (570) 762-9988 or reach out here online to set up a free consultation.

Types of Sex Crimes in Pennsylvania

Some of the common types of sex crime charges brought include the following:

  • Rape is the most serious of sex crime charges. It is defined as engaging in sexual intercourse without the consent of the other party. This crime is considered a first degree felony and carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. 
  • Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse is similar to rape, and involves the use of unnatural objects in the forced sex act. This crime also carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, if convicted.
  • Sexual assault can subject a defendant to second degree felony charges. The notable distinction between sexual assault and rape is whether or not the non-consensual activity that was forced involved penetration. 
  • Statutory sexual assault occurs when an individual engages in consensual sexual activity with someone who is both below the age of 16, and four or more years younger than them. This type of crime is also considered a second-degree felony, and carries up to 10 years in prison if convicted. 
  • Indecent assault involves nonconsensual touching or fondling for purposes of arousal or gratification. It can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony depending on the circumstances surrounding the case.
  • Internet sex crimes involve using technology to commit any type of sex crime including solicitation, enticement, possession or distribution of child pornography and luring minors into prohibited activities. 

If you’ve been accused of committing any type of sex crime, it’s important to seek legal counsel from an experienced Luzerne County sex crimes attorney, who can help protect your rights throughout the legal process.

Contact the Law Office of William I. Abraham by calling (570) 762-9988 or through filling out our online contact form today. 

The Pennsylvania Sex Offender Registry

There are range of possible outcomes if a defendant is convicted, based on the severity of the offense and whether or not there is a prior record. One thing that all those convicted of sex crimes have in common is the requirement to keep their information up to date in the Pennsylvania Sex Offender Registry, even after a sentence has been served. 

Registration as a sex offender can continue to hinder a defendant’s ability to rebuild their life after time has been served. The registry is something that can be viewed by potential employers and landlords. It may be accessed by people living in the neighborhood, meaning that a defendant can suffer a stain on their reputation as they seek to begin again. 

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A Luzerne County Sex Crimes Lawyer Who Fights for You

What all of this means is that the best time for a defendant to fight for their freedom and reputation is right now. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty under the American system of justice. Everyone has the right to a fair trial. What every defendant needs is an experienced attorney—one who has both a deep knowledge of the law, as well as the savvy to persuade a jury. 

At the Law Office of William I. Abraham, defendants find the kind of attorney they need. Call us today at (570) 762-9988 or contact us online and arrange for a free consultation. 


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