One factor that proves very important in these cases is why the accuser might want to see you charged with crimes. Determining this might mean taking the relationship you had with the accuser into account.
It is important for anyone who is facing forcible sexual abuse charges to understand what the charges mean. First, the charge doesn’t mean that you raped someone. Instead, it means that there was unwanted sexual contact between you and the accuser that you intended to happen. This might be the result of a misunderstanding, which bring us back to determining the reason for wanting to see you charged and your relationship with the accuser.
Forcible sexual abuse is classified as a second-degree felony in Utah. That means that the effects of a conviction can follow you for the rest of your life. It can mean that you are placed on the sexual offender registry. It also means that the conviction remains on your criminal record forever.
Our law firm can discuss your options for defense against forcible sexual abuse and other sex crimes charges. From there, you can decide what option is the most comfortable one for you.