A person who is a volunteer or an employee of a school or any other person who has direct contact with a student at a school commits a felony of the third degree when he engages in sexual intercourse, deviate sexual intercourse (contact between the sex organs of one person and the mouth or anus of another) or indecent contact with a student of the school.
If convicted, sentencing for sexually related charges can be extreme, including years of incarceration. Even if jail time is not part of the sentence, the Federal Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 made it a requirement that all states implement a sex offender registry. Most offenders, including those who only receive probation, are required to register as a sex offender. Required community notification can continue for life. A sexual offense felony likely means the end of a teaching career.
If you have been accused of sexual misconduct of any kind, do not delay in consulting an attorney. Do not make any statements prior to consulting an attorney.
With so much at stake, you need an experienced and qualified criminal defense lawyer to make sure your rights are protected. At Neff & Sedacca, they use their extensive knowledge of criminal law as well as their experience with hundreds of these types of cases to help those who have been charged with sexual abuse of a minor.
Their attention to important details and their connections with the area’s leading experts result in the strongest legal team. This, together with extensive preparation, are the key to success in these cases.
If you believe that you are under investigation, have been subpoenaed before a grand jury or arrested and charged with a crime, contact us for a confidential consultation by phone at (215) 563-9800 or email at info@NeffSedacca.com.