Augusta Sexual Assault Attorney
Sexual Assault Defense
If you or a loved one has been accused of a sexual assault crime, you understand how serious these charges are and how devastating they can be to your personal and professional life. We understand the complex nature of sexual assault cases and will work tirelessly to build a strong defense strategy tailored to your unique circumstances.
Sexual Assault Defense Lawyer in Augusta, GA
What is a Sex Crime?
A sex crime is categorized as an offense that generally involves coerced or illegal sexual intercourse without proper consent. According to Georgia state law (Georgia Code § 16-6-3,), the age of consent in the state is 16.
Some of the examples of sex crimes include:
- Rape and statutory rape
- Sexual assault and sexual battery
- Soliciting minors by use of the Internet
- Child pornography
- Sodomy and aggravated sodomy
- Sex crimes occurring on the Internet
- Indecent exposure
- Human Trafficking
Consequences for Sexual Assault Crimes
Sexual allegations can be damaging to your reputation and your future. In the state of Georgia, a rape conviction is considered a felony, and it can result in a minimum of up to 25 years in prison, a life sentence, or even worse—the death penalty. Depending on the nature of your charges, a sexual assault defense attorney may be able to help you potentially avoid fines, prison time, probation, restitution, or prevent your name from being added to the sex offender registry.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a sex crime, there is hope. Hire J Todd Mitchell Law Firm and allow an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Augusta, Georgia help you build an airtight defense.
Against Sexual Assault Crimes
Allegations of sexual offense crimes are made for a variety of reasons, and my tireless work ethic will focus on disproving them and restoring the reputation of the accused. I have a proven track record of success in securing great outcomes for my clients accused of sexual assault crimes. I will “question every utterance and action” of the accuser in the investigation of the case and in the trial of the case.
I have completed five jury trials where rape or attempted rape was alleged. In each of those five jury trials, the jury returned a verdict of “not guilty” to the offense or rape or attempted rape.
Not only have I won in the courtroom, I’ve also won at the negotiating table. Trials can be risky, especially with mandatory minimum sentences and excessive maximum punishments (life in prison). I have been able to get rape cases reduced to lesser offenses to avoid jail time and to avoid the sex offender registry. I also negotiated an attempted rape charge to misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
All cases are different and I cannot guarantee results, but these results speak for themselves.
Sexual Assault Defense Case Results
When the stakes are high, the results matter most.
Client charged with attempted rape, aggravated assault, home invasion, burglary in the first degree, aggravated assault, kidnapping, possession of a firearm. Not guilty all counts.
Attempted rape reduced to disorderly conduct, burglary reduced to criminal trespass. Guilty plea to obstruction.
Client charged with rape, kidnapping, home invasion, burglary in the first degree, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Not guilty all counts.
Client Charged with rape and robbery by sudden snatching. Not guilty all counts.
Client charged with rape and other offenses. Not guilty of rape. Convicted of lesser charges.
Client charged with rape and other charges. Not guilty of rape. Sentenced to mandatory minimum on other charges.
Here is what our clients have to say.
Skilled, Respectful Representation
"Mr. Mitchell turned a complex issue that we had been fighting for years into an outcome we didn't think was possible, in a matter of months. Make him your first call and you will not regret it. I highly recommend Todd Mitchell"
Won My Case In Less Than 1 Hour
"Mr. Todd was a great attorney and handled my case quickly. I hired him three days before my trial and he came in, did a great job, and he got my case beat in less then an hour in the courtroom. I can't recommend Todd Mitchell enough"
Successfully Proved My Son's Innocence
"Mr. Todd took the time to listen to my son's side of the story. He was very understanding and patient. He took the time to gather the evidence that supported the case and proved my son's innocence. We are very appreciative. Again, thank you!"
The King of Trials - Mr. J. Todd "The Lion" Mitchell
"Mr. Mitchell is a real lion in the court room. I was facing 52 years and came out with a 2-5 year sentence. When his back is against the wall, Todd doesn't give up. I think he should change his name to J. Todd "The Lion" Mitchell. He is the only lawyer I will trust."
Todd is Knowledgeable & Fearless!
"I was in an impossible situation and thought I would spend a chunk of my life behind bars. Then God sent Todd Mitchell. He spoke up for me to the judge and D.A. at the hearing and was continuously on top of the case. His is the only number I'll call."
Great Counsel and a Great Outcome
"I hired Todd to handle a criminal case with a high probability of significant jail time. He was key in navigating the complexities of my case and always offered sound advice which ultimately resulted in the best possible outcome for my circumstances."
Todd Mitchell is a Winning Trial Expert
"Todd Mitchell is a trial expert, not just a criminal defense lawyer. His extensive experience WINNING trials, not just trying them, sets him apart from other attorneys in this area. If you want someone who will fight for you, hire Todd Mitchell."
Sexual Assault Defense FAQs
Have a specific criminal defense question? Contact us today!
In Georgia, there are a wide range of sex crimes. Generally, any type of sexual contact committed without consent, when the actor is in a position of authority over the other participant, or when the other participant is incapable of valid consent due to age or disability may be a sex crime. The best source of information about the elements of a specific sex crime is a local sexual assault defense lawyer.
Conviction of a sex crime can have a serious, lasting impact on your life. If you are facing a sex crime charge, you cannot afford to take your chances in court, or to trust the prosecuting attorney when they tell you you’re getting the best deal available. An experienced local sexual assault attorney will have an in-depth understanding of the process and possible defenses, and will be on your side.
It may seem counter-intuitive, but the very first thing you should do is keep quiet. Many innocent people make the mistake of believing they can clear up criminal allegations by explaining what really happened, but it rarely works out that way. Innocent statements you make may be distorted or taken out of context to be used against you. Talk to a sex crimes lawyer right away when you hear you’ve been accused.
The best time to hire a sex crimes attorney is as early in the process as possible. But, that doesn’t mean all is lost if you’ve already been charged, or even have made your first court appearance. The key is to get help as quickly as possible, and avoid offering information or making decisions about your case until you do.
The exact consequences of a sex crime conviction depend on the particular crime you are convicted of, and possibly other factors such as any prior offenses. Most Georgia sex crimes are felonies, meaning a potential significant prison sentence. Another serious consequence of many sex crime convictions is the obligation to register as a sex offender. An August lawyer for sex offenders can help you understand exactly what’s at stake in your particular case.
Any criminal charge may be reduced or dismissed if your criminal defense lawyer can find weaknesses in the case, violations of your rights that may lead to suppression of evidence, or other leverage sufficient to successfully negotiate with the prosecuting attorney.
Experience counts when it comes to sex crimes defense. Sex crime convictions carry risks not associated with most criminal charges, and you’ll want a defense attorney who is well-experienced with all aspects of a case like yours. You’ll also want to ensure that you are comfortable talking openly with your lawyer and trust that they will fight for you.