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Charged with Indecent Assault in Pittsburgh, PA?

You Need a Hard-Hitting Pittsburgh Sexual Assault Attorney

Under 18 Pa. C.S. § 3126, indecent assault is explained as a defendant having indecent contact with the "complainant," causing the complainant to have indecent contact with the defendant, or causing the complainant to contact with seminal fluid, urine, or feces for "the purpose of arousing sexual desire." This is a serious criminal offense that can be charged as anything from a second degree misdemeanor to a third degree felony, depending on the circumstances surrounding the alleged crime.

It is a misdemeanor of the second degree when:

  • The complainant is less than 16 and the defendant is at least 4 years older.
  • Complainant and defendant cannot be married to each other.
  • Indecent assault is committed without the complainant's consent.

It is a misdemeanor of the first degree when:

  • Indecent assault is committed through use or threat of forcible compulsion.
  • Complainant is unconscious or unaware that the indecent assault is occurring.
  • Complainant has been impaired through drugs or intoxicants & cannot resist.
  • Complainant has a mental disability that renders him or her incapable of consent.

It is a felony of the third degree when:

  • The complainant is younger than 13 years of age.
  • The defendant has been charged with indecent assault before.
  • Indecent assault involved touching sexual or intimate parts together.

Should the indecent assault involve penetration of any kind, it is aggravated indecent assault.

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If you are facing allegations of indecent assault, you need to immediately take steps to protect your future. Contact an aggressive criminal lawyer in Pittsburgh who is known for getting results. We have handled more than 10,000 criminal cases throughout our career, and we are prepared to step up and fight for you.

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