Michael is a Cyber Crime Lawyer who focuses part of his practice on the areas of sex offenders & child pornography cases, including; Lehigh County, Northampton County, Berks County, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Reading & surrounding areas. The accusation of a sex crime has the potential to do irreversible harm to you, your family & your reputation. He & his staff understand how embarrassing & damaging it can be to face charges of this nature. He & his staff will work on your case with the utmost professionalism.
If a prosecutor has enough evidence, you could be charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse or rape. This depends on the circumstances. A conviction would mean a first-degree felony. If the victim is an adult, you could face up to 20 years in prison. If the victim is a child younger than age 13, the maximum sentence for rape is 40 years. Finally, if a child victim suffered serious bodily injury, you could face life in prison, if you were convicted of the rape of a child.
Rape is found in 18 Pa.CS 3121 You can be charged with rape if you use physical force or threats of physical force to compel someone to engage in sexual intercourse or sodomy against their will. You can also be charged with rape if you engage in sexual intercourse with a victim who is unconscious and is incapable of consent. For example, if someone is so intoxicated that he or she has passed out and is unable to consent to sex, you could be charged with rape if you have sex with him or her.
You can also be charged with rape if you administer date rape drugs to the alleged victim to prevent him or her from resisting sexual intercourse. Finally, you can face a rape charge if you have sexual intercourse with someone who is mentally disabled and incapable of consenting to sex.