Sexual assault is a horrible crime and a serious allegation. No one wants to be labeled a rapist, child molester, or sex offender. Unfortunately, when someone is arrested for rape, the labels are already attached. Inside the courtroom, a person is innocent until proven guilty; but in the public and media, the accused is presumed guilty the moment an allegation is made. Sometimes innocent people are arrested for sexual assault and rape based solely on false allegations. This is a horrific experience for anyone facing false sexual assault allegations. Most people arrested due to false allegations lose faith in the criminal justice system immediately. We’re here to make sure that doesn’t happen to you. Contact our York sexual assault defense lawyers to learn more.

About Sexual Assault Penalties

In Nebraska, there are several different sexual assault charges:

  • Third degree sexual assault takes place when sexual touching happens without consent. This charge can carry a term of up to a year in jail and 15 years on the sex offender registry.
  • Second degree sexual assault is sexual touching that results in injury to the alleged victim. This type of assault is a felony carrying 1 to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of $25,000. It also requires sex offender registration.
  • First degree sexual assault involves sexual penetration of any kind. Penalties start at 1to 50 years in prison, a felony conviction, and possible lifetime sex offender registration.

Aggressive Defense Against Sexual Assault Charges in York, Nebraska

In our experience defending individuals accused of sexual assault, we have learned that juries, judges, and prosecutors all want to know why someone would make up a false accusation. In cases involving children, sometimes the child has been manipulated by a family member or has false memories due to a reckless therapist.

Other times, when alcohol is involved and adults regret their decisions, the issue is whether the sex was consensual or the alleged victim was too intoxicated to consent.

Representing the Falsely Accused Since 1965

Fortunately, people charged with sexual assault have the right to fight the allegations and to confront their accusers. Many cases involving false sexual assault allegations do not make it to a jury trial, and those that do are often exposed at trial. Our sex crime defense attorneys at Berry Law have been successfully defending innocent people accused of sexual assault for over 50 years. We’re here to do the same for you.

If you have been accused of sexual assault in York, Nebraska, contact our sexual assault defense lawyers at Berry Law.

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