Sexual Assault on a Minor is a crime that is taken very seriously. The charges can be quite complex and generally require the ability to contest scientific physical evidence, allegations made by incredibly sympathetic child witnesses, and the ability to cross-examine and effectively challenge highly zealous and well trained sexual assault investigators.
Given the inflammatory nature of the charge, sexual assault charges with a minor involved are some of the most difficult to defend. It is essential that you have a criminal attorney for sexual assault on a minor who has a track record of challenging the type of evidence that is presented in most cases.
While the penalties for sexual assault pertaining to adults are very severe, they are even more severe when the victim is a minor and can range to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
NRS 200.366 provides the definition of sexual assault as:
- Subjecting another person to sexual penetration, or
- Forcing another person to make a sexual penetration on himself, herself, or another, or
- Forcing another person to make a sexual penetration on a beast,
- Against the will of the victim, or
- Under conditions in which the perpetrator knows or should know that the victim is incapable of resisting or understanding the nature of his or her conduct.
Sexual assault, when committed with a minor, carries with it a life sentence. Parole eligibility does not begin for at least 25 years. If the victim is under the age of 14, parole eligibility does not begin until after 35 years.
If this is the second offense, the penalty is life without the possibility of parole.
If the sexual assault results in substantial bodily harm to the victim, the sentence is life without the possibility of parole.
Why hire a sex crime defense attorney?
It takes a savvy and skilled criminal defense attorney to undertake the meticulous preparation of a solid case for the courtrooms of Las Vegas and Nevada. More than just reading the prosecution, the lawyers of Oronoz and Ericsson have first-hand knowledge of the prosecutors, which enables them to often be one step ahead in protecting your rights at trial. Even beyond our extensive track record in cases involving sexual assault, we have the necessary understanding with which to delicately maneuver in those cases involving minors. These are just two of the many attributes that make Oronoz & Ericsson exceptional. Whether you’re from the Las Vegas, Nevada area or visiting from somewhere around the globe, we have what it takes to help you achieve the most positive result possible and get your life back on track.