Atlanta Sex Crime Lawyers
Sexual Crimes in Georgia
Courts take sexual crimes very seriously. Just being accused of a sex crime can impact your life and reputation, meaning it is all the more vital that you enlist a skilled attorney to represent you in court. At Geerdes & Associates, LLC, our Atlanta sex crimes attorneys aggressively defend our clients’ rights and ensure that they receive a fair trial. Below, you can learn more about various sexual offenses in Georgia. Our team has experience defending against all of these charges and are available for free consultations by calling (770) 599-5331.
- Aggravated Sodomy – Aggravated Sodomy is when a person forces another individual or a child under the age of 10 to perform either oral or anal sex against their will. Punishment in this matter ranges from 1 year in prison to up to 20 years.
- Indecent Exposure/Public Indecency – In the state of Georgia, Indecent Exposure occurs when an individual either exposes themselves in public or performs an act of sexual intercourse in public. The crime of indecent exposure and public indecency receives a misdemeanor conviction.
- Lewd Conduct – Lewd Conduct applies to someone who inappropriately touches another person’s buttocks, genitals, or breasts for the purpose of gratification, sexual arousal, annoyance, or offense.
- Prostitution – Prostitution occurs when an individual either performs or agrees to perform a sexual intercourse for money. A person can be convicted of prostitution if they offer sexual intercourse for money without any actual transaction. In Georgia, a person will be charged with a misdemeanor and given up to 12 months in jail.
- Rape – In the state of Georgia, a person can be convicted of rape if they use force, violence, or fear to sexually penetrate another individual. This crime is taken very seriously and can be seen in the punishment it receives. A person can be sentenced to life in prison without parole, life in prison with the possibility of parole, or imprisonment for anywhere from 10 to 20 years.
Sex Crimes Related to Children or Minors
- Child Molestation – Non-aggravated child molestation is when an individual performs a sexual act in front of or with a child to arouse or satisfy either the child or the individual, while aggravated child molestation includes both sodomy and intercourse. Punishment is severe for both forms of child molestation and can range depending on the number of victims.
- Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes – In Georgia, it is illegal to persuade or entice a minor under the age of 16 to a location for the purpose of conducting indecent or sexual acts. A person can be sentenced from anywhere from 1 to 20 years in prison.
- Sexual Exploitation of Children – An individual employs, persuades, induce, uses, entices or coerces a minor into sexual acts for the purpose of producing photography, movie, or other medium. They will then be charged with sexual exploitation of children.
- Electronically Furnishing Obscene Materials to Minors – If a person knows that an individual they are going to publish in an obscene way (sexual conduct, nudity, or abuse toward minors) is under the age of 16, and they publish them anyway. Then they can be charged with electronically furnishing obscene materials to minors.
- Sexual Battery – In the eyes of the law, an individual who touches another individual against their will for the purpose of becoming sexually aroused can be charged with sexual battery. Although sexual battery is only seen as a misdemeanor, it is still seen as having a high and aggressive in nature.
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