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Columbus Sexual Assault Lawyers

Our Columbus sexual assault attorneys at Yavitch & Palmer can help you fight prosecution and provide effective defense against sexual assault allegations.

Stiff laws and penalties

Prosecutors often aggressively pursue sex crime cases, with the most serious charges brought when the alleged offender is categorized as a sexually violent predator. In Ohio, penalties for sexually violent predator convictions can range from a minimum of two years’ to life imprisonment without parole or even death.

Sex offender registries

Ohio sex offender registration complies with guidelines under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (AWA), which establishes the following Tier I, II, and III registrations:

  • Tier I requires annual registration for 15 years, but clean record may reduce registration to 10 years.
  • Tier II requires registration every 180 days for 25 years.
  • Tier III requires registration every 90 days for life, unless a juvenile delinquent, in which case the registration period is 25 years if the offender maintains a clean record.

Strong advocacy through Columbus sexual assault defense

The admissibility of evidence and how you are charged often lie in the hands of your Ohio criminal defense lawyer. While the Constitution guarantees the right of presumed innocence in court, the media influences public opinion, and time is of the essence. The sooner you procure an experienced criminal defense attorney, the more opportunity your lawyer has to keep your case out of the media, investigate, devise case strategy and prepare a winning defense. Contact Yavitch and Palmer today. Call us at 614-224-6142 or fill out our Web contact form.

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