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Scotts Bluff County Sex Crime Attorney

If you are being charged with a sex crime, such as rape or child pornography-related crimes in Scotts Bluff County, you may be feeling caught off guard and are likely unsure about how to proceed to protect yourself. If you are convicted, sex crimes can lead to hefty fines and years in jail or prison and have serious negative consequences on your personal and professional life. A dedicated Scotts Bluff County sex crimes lawyer from Island Law Office, PC, LLO, can work to build a strong defense strategy and fight against your charges.

The sex crimes defense legal team at Island Law Office, PC, LLO, has been successfully defending clients in the Nebraska Panhandle who have been accused of sex-related crimes for years. Our Scott Bluff County law office employs a client-centered approach, in which we work to understand the details of your case and address your concerns to construct tried-and-true defense tactics that optimize your case outcomes. No matter what the charges are, we can help you fight back.

Common Sex Crimes in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska

Our Nebraska Panhandle law firm sees many sex crime cases each year, which can range from more minor misdemeanor charges to serious felony charges. The associated penalties may vary based on the details involved in the case, including the age of the alleged victims, whether there were any violent aggravating factors, and the criminal history of the defendant.

Most sex crimes fall under sexual assault in Nebraska. Sexual assault is defined as sexual contact that occurs between one or more individuals without the alleged victim giving expressed consent. Sex crimes and sexual assault crimes that our law firm can help you fight back against charges for include:

  • Rape. Rape is a sexual assault crime that involves penetrating a person with a penis, including their genitals, anus, or mouth, without them giving explicit consent.
  • Unwanted Touching. Defendants can commonly be charged for unwanted sexual touching or fondling. This can include more minor instances of stroking the back or stomach, or it may involve groping of the breasts or buttocks. The severity of the charges is dependent on the content of the circumstance.
  • Molestation. Molestation is a vague term that can be used to refer to sexual assault or abuse of another individual, with the victims commonly being children and women.
  • Sexual Assault by Penetration. Sexual assault by penetration acts is a similar crime to rape, but instead of using a penis for penetration, another body part or foreign objects are used.
  • Aggravated Sexual Assault. Such assault crimes are associated with more serious penalties, as they involve the presence of violence that “maims, wounds, or disfigures” the victim. Aggravated sexual assault cases also involve cases in which the alleged victim was unconscious, was not able to physically or mentally provide their consent, or involved a deadly weapon.
  • Child Sex Crimes. Child sex crimes are some of the more serious sex crime charges in Nebraska and can include rape or sexual assault of a child. The severity of the charges can depend on various factors, including the age of the child and the frequency with which the instance occurred.
  • Rape of a Minor. Rape of a minor or youth is commonly known also as statutory rape and can have serious associated penalties, along with the requirement to register as a sex offender.
  • Child Pornography Crimes. Child pornography is known as photos, videos, or other content of children that is used as sexual stimulation for the exploitation of minors. Pornography crimes can range from possession to manufacturing and distribution.
  • Internet Sex Crimes. Internet sex crimes include the solicitation of a minor through various online channels, including social media and email, and can commonly also include conspiracy charges and/or pornography-related charges.

Attempts of sex crimes, such as sexual assault, can also be persecuted in the state of Nebraska. Furthermore, if you have been formerly convicted of sex crimes in the state and are not properly registered as an offender or break other laws or restrictions based on your parole or sex offender status, then you can face serious penalties.

Whether you have been charged with a sex crime, the attempt of a sex crime, or the breaching of associated penalties, a dedicated attorney from our Nebraska Panhandle law firm can assist you.

Who Is Commonly Charged With Sexual Assault in Nebraska?

In Nebraska and the United States, 8 out of 10 sexual assault cases are carried out by a person who is known by the alleged victim. This means that the majority of sexual assault cases include cases that are related to domestic violence, intimate partner violence or acquaintance sex assault, or rape. However, there are also cases in which individuals who are not associated with a claimant in any way may be charged with sexual assault crimes.

Such instances in which strangers are involved include blitz sexual assault cases, which involve instances in which the assault is carried out quickly and brutally by an unknown perpetrator. Contact sexual assault occurs when a stranger makes initial contact with the victim to get them into a situation where they can carry out the crime, such as by flirting or luring them into a space.

Home invasion sexual assault includes an alleged perpetrator breaking and entering an enclosed personal property, such as the home or vehicle of a person, and carrying out the assault.

If you have been charged with sexual assault in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, the chances are that you know the person who is filing the charges against you. Despite your relationship with the alleged victim, the dedicated sex crimes defense team at Island Law Office, PC, LLO, can analyze the details of your case and bring about evidence regarding the existing or non-existing relationship to work toward proving your innocence.

A Scotts Bluff County Sex Crimes Lawyer Who Can Help You Resist Your Sex Crime Charges

Our Nebraska Panhandle legal team has the knowledge and experience required to analyze your case details, address your questions and concerns, and walk you through the bureaucratic and legal processes that are associated with sex crimes.

During the processes, we can communicate with relevant entities and represent you fiercely in and out of the courtroom. Get in contact with a loyal Scotts Bluff County sex crimes lawyer from Island Law Office, PC, LLO, today to start discussing and building your case defense.