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Your Future Is At Risk In Sexual Assault Cases

The stakes are always high in sexual assault cases in Pennsylvania. If you have been accused, you face serious consequences that only begin with heavy potential jail time. In addition, you will likely be required to file in each community you live for an extensive period of time, if not the rest of your life, due to Megan’s Law.

Do not waste any precious time that could be spent building your defense. Call the Law Office of Lance T. Marshall in State College at 814-308-0422 for a free consultation.

Assault Cases Are Classified By The Relationship Between Parties

Most cases of sexual assault or rape fall into two categories: “stranger rape” and “acquaintance rape.” The difference between the two depends upon the nature of the relationship between the accuser and the defendant in the situation.

  • Stranger rape tends to be violent in nature and involves significant investigation to find the rapist. We have experience in these matters, and can use our familiarity with the protocol, law enforcement, hospital personnel and sexual assault counselors to help obtain a favorable result.
  • Acquaintance rape or “date rape,” as it is often referred is the most common. There are many external factors that often play a heavy role in these situations, including alcohol, changing social customs and miscommunications. We have extensive experience in this area and can help you prove to the court that you were unknowingly acting in a malicious manner.

Many students come to me when criminal charges have been filed following a drunken party at Penn State University or a situation of misunderstood intentions. Scared and confused, these individuals need the assistance of a skilled criminal defense attorney to show that the matter was perceived to be between consenting adults.

Sooner Is Always Better. Contact My Office For A Free Consultation.

If you have been accused of sexual assault, it is crucial you get a Central Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer on your side to protect your rights in an investigation and to avoid the full brunt of a conviction. I provide free initial consultations. To arrange a meeting, please call me today at 814-308-0422 or complete my online form.