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“Kim was thorough in her preparation, relentless in her defense of my case, brilliant in her courtroom strategies, sensitive to the needs of my family in this time of stress, and masterful in her presentation of my defense. The truth was heard, the jury verdict was “Not Guilty” on all charges, and my case was resolved satisfactorily. I give Kim my highest recommendation. She is a true and caring professional with an unmatched commitment to defending her clients. I have nothing but positive comments and accolades for Kim, and would recommend her, without reservation, to anyone in need of criminal defense. Quite simply, she is one of the very best in her profession.”

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“Kim was thorough in her preparation, relentless in her defense of my case, brilliant in her courtroom strategies, sensitive to the needs of my family in this time of stress, and masterful in her presentation of my defense. The truth was heard, the jury verdict was “Not Guilty” on all charges, and my case was resolved satisfactorily. I give Kim my highest recommendation. She is a true and caring professional with an unmatched commitment to defending her clients. I have nothing but positive comments and accolades for Kim, and would recommend her, without reservation, to anyone in need of criminal defense. Quite simply, she is one of the very best in her profession.”

~ David

Call 770-919-9525 to set up a free initial consultation

Sexual assault and rape charges are very serious in Georgia.

Like all charges in the U.S., there is of course the presumption of innocence, but the accusation of sexual assault or rape alone can lead to repercussions in someone’s personal and professional life. That’s why it’s so important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side if you’re facing these charges.

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Understanding Sexual Assault Charges

The definition of sexual assault in Georgia is slightly different than in other states. Georgia defines sexual assault as sexual conduct when “a person who has supervisory or disciplinary authority over another individual.” For example:

  • A teacher having sexual conduct with a student
  • A probation/parole officer having sexual conduct with a parolee
  • A law enforcement officer having sexual conduct with someone in custody
  • A correction facility employee having sexual conduct with someone in the facility
  • A hospital or assisted living worker having sexual conduct with a patient
  • A counselor/therapist having sexual conduct with a patient

In all of the above situations, consent of the victim cannot be used as a defense.

Understanding Rape Charges

In Georgia, rape charges always involve a man being charged with the rape of a woman. Sexual offenses involving two men, two women, etc. that would normally be considered rape are classified as aggravated sodomy or sexual battery in Georgia.

Then what exactly constitutes rape in Georgia?

Rape is defined as “carnal knowledge” (sex) of a woman forcibly and against her will, or with a girl who is younger than 10 years old. Some common examples of specific types of rape include:

  • Date rape
  • Marital rape
  • Statutory rape (sexual conduct with someone under the age of 16)

Consequences of Sexual Assault and Rape Charges

The penalties for rape are some of the harshest in Georgia law. These penalties may include:

  • Death
  • Imprisonment for life without parole
  • Imprisonment for life
  • A combination of imprisonment for no less than 25 years, and probation upon release

Punishments for statutory rape depend on the age of the victim.

If convicted of sexual assault, sentences may include a prison sentence for 1-25 years, a fine of no more than $100,000, or both. If the victim is under the age of 16, the offender may be sentenced to prison between 25 and 50 years, as well as face other punishments under sexual offender laws.

However, if the victim is between the ages of 14 and 16, and the offender is 18 years old or younger, the charge will be considered a misdemeanor, but still applicable for punishment under sexual offender laws.

In addition to legal ramifications and jail time, many people convicted of rape and sexual assault suffer losses in their personal lives, as well. Plus, anyone convicted of certain sex crimes in Georgia is forced to register on the sex offender registry for certain periods of time, which can lead to barriers in employment, education, and housing.

Hire an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Today

Because of these consequences, hiring an attorney with expertise and drive is vital. At the Frye Law Group, we are prepared to help you defend your case and fight for the justice you deserve. Give us a call today to set up your consultation.

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