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Youngstown Sex Crime Lawyer

Aggressively Defending Against Sex Crimes in Ohio

Arrested for a sex offense in OH? If you are facing charges for a sex-related crime, you need a skilled criminal defense lawyer to take action and protect your future. At Rhys Brendan Cartwright-Jones, we are committed to thoroughly investigating your criminal case to determine if any of the allegations made against you are false or exaggerated. Rhys is backed by more than 10 years of experience as well as time as a former prosecutor in Mahoning County. He pulls from these years of experience to fight sex crime charges for individuals throughout Youngstown and surrounding areas

The consequences of a sex crime conviction can have a drastic impact on your future. You may be facing jail time and required sex offender registration. This is why it is so important that these cases are thoroughly investigated. It is difficult to escape the stigma of a sex crime allegation. We work hard to protect our clients and seek out justice on their behalf.

Call our Youngstown sex crime attorney at (330) 299-4077 or contact us online to schedule a FREE consultation to discuss your rights and options.

Sex Crime Charges We Handle

We confidently handle all types of sex offense cases in state and federal court, including:

  • Rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Statutory rape
  • Child molestation
  • Indecency with a child
  • Online solicitation of a child
  • Lewd and lascivious conduct
  • Possession of child pornography
  • Distribution of child pornography

What are the Penalties for Sexual Assault in Ohio?

In Ohio, the penalties for sexual assault depend on the circumstances surrounding the case and the victim’s age.

Possible penalties for the sexual assault of a 13 year or older victim include:

  • One to five years in prison
  • Five to eleven years in prison if rape was involved
  • A fine

Possible penalties for the sexual assault of a victim who is younger than 13 years old include:

  • Two to eight years in prison
  • Life in prison if rape was involved
  • A fine

Possible penalties for sexual assault that resulted in serious harm of a victim who is 13 years old or younger:

  • Life in prison without parole

Understanding Internet Sex Crimes in Ohio

With the proliferation of computers and the Internet in homes throughout the world, the instances of Internet-related sex crimes have increased. Child pornography can be transferred between individuals, and minors can be contacted through social networking sites. However, this also leads to computer hackers using other people's wireless signals and computers to route illegal materials. Though some of the most challenging evidence to overcome in Internet sex crime cases is evidence retrieved from a client's computer hard drive, it is possible to fight these types of cases. We can enlist the assistance of computer forensic experts and other specialists to analyze the evidence allegedly recovered from your computer.

Contact Our Sex Crimes Attorney in Youngstown Today

You do not have to face sex offense charges alone. As a former prosecutor, Rhys understands how the opposition will prosecute your case. It is crucial that you entrust your case to a Youngstown sex crimes attorney.

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