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Pullman Sex Crimes Attorney

Standing For The Rights of the Accused

Any criminal conviction can be serious, but the consequences of a sex crime conviction are virtually unparalleled. In addition to fines and jail time, you could be forced to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life – a stigma that can impact all areas of your life.

At Baumgarten Law Offices, our Pullman criminal defense attorneys understand the life-altering penalties you could be facing, and are prepared to fight tirelessly against them. When you retain our firm, we will build a strong case on your behalf, aggressively fighting to ensure your voice is heard.

We are devoted to the rights of our clients – call today to learn how we can help you.

Defending Against Rape Accusations

There are many different types of sex offenses in Washington, and one of the most serious is the crime of rape. To be classified as rape, forcible sexual intercourse must have occurred; Washington State defines sexual intercourse as essentially any oral, vaginal, or anal penetration by any object.

Rape 1st Degree: This Class A Felony occurs when an individual forces sexual intercourse, and also acts in any of the following ways:

  • Uses, or threatens to use a weapon
  • Kidnaps the victim
  • Causes serious physical injury to the victim
  • Enters a car or building to gain access to the victim

Rape 2nd Degree: This Class A felony includes any forced sexual intercourse in which the perpetrator used forcible compulsion, and victim is unable to give consent, such as a person with a developmental disability, physical handicap, or mental incapacitation.

Rape 3rd Degree: The offense will be a Class C felony 3rd degree rape charge if the crime does not meet the qualifications for a 1st or 2nd degree charge, and meets both of the following conditions:

  • The victim expressed a lack of consent either verbally, or through their conduct
  • The victim is unable to give consent, such as a physically helpless or disabled individual.

Indecent Liberties: If the perpetrator forces sexual contact, rather than sexual intercourse, the offense may be Indecent Liberties if the following are true:

  • Forcible compulsion was used to commit the crime
  • The victim is incapable of offering their consent.

Get The Tough Defense You Need

If you are facing sex crime charges, you must act quickly to secure aggressive, dedicated defense. You’ll find the strong legal counsel you need at Baumgarten Law Offices. When you retain our firm, you can expect a Pullman sex crimes attorney who is dedicated to your case, easily accessible, and who has the knowledge and skill necessary to get results.

Our firm offers affordable, flat-rate fees and simple payment plans. Call (509) 593-4370 to get started on your defense.

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