Skilled Criminal Defense Attorney in Evans Fights for Due Process for Clients
Accomplished Georgia lawyer handles sexual assault charges, sexual offense cases and more
My firm focuses solely on criminal defense to provide strong representation and support for individuals accused of sex crimes. At Elmer H. Young in Evans, Georgia, I aggressively defend clients across the state who are facing these serious allegations and have been doing so for over 40 years. I will work hard to protect your freedom and to build a case that protects your reputation and future.
Experienced representation for your sexual assault case
In the state of Georgia, sexual assault includes any kind of unwelcome sexual contact or touching by an individual who exerts authority over the other person, whether the victim is a legal adult over 18 or a minor incapable of consent. Individuals who could be charged with sexual assault include:
- Teachers, principals and other school administrators
- Doctors or hospital workers
- Psychiatrists and therapists
- Law enforcement officers, employees or agents
- Juvenile or correctional facility employees
A conviction can bring one to 25 years’ imprisonment and up to $100,000 in fines. If the victim is under 16, the sentence can be anywhere from 25 to 50 years. The state’s Romeo and Juliet laws allow the charge to be reduced to a misdemeanor for teenagers who are four or fewer years apart in age and are involved in a consensual relationship, provided the victim is 14 or 15 and the perpetrator is 18 or younger.
Whether you’ve been charged with sexual battery, aggravated sexual battery or rape, which could lead to life in prison with or without parole or death, depending on the circumstances, I will construct a thorough, compelling defense.
Respected law firm defends individuals accused of other misdemeanor and felony sexual offenses
There are many other sexual offenses in Georgia, both misdemeanors and felonies, that can carry extensive prison terms and require the offender to remain a registered sex offender for life. My firm handles cases involving public indecency, prostitution, child pornography, child molestation and other related offenses. Whether you’ve been arrested or have already been charged with a sexual offense, I can help you at any stage. I have the background and resources to explore all the evidence fully and search for any inconsistencies that could work in your favor.
Contact a trusted Georgia lawyer today for your free consultation
If you’ve been accused of a crime in Georgia, Elmer H. Young in Evans is ready to defend you. Call me at 706-250-9786 or contact me online to schedule your free case consultation.