Understanding Sexual Assault Charges In Georgia

Sexual assault charges should never be taken lightly. Even an allegation of sexual assault can affect your professional and personal reputation, and a conviction can impact the rest of your life. At The Cohen Law Firm, we provide serious, strategic offense against charges of sexual assault.

Georgia defines "sexual assault" differently than other states. Under Georgia law, a person commits sexual assault when they initiate sexual contact with a person they have authority over in some way. This could include, for example, sexual contact between:

  • A teacher and a student
  • A health care provider and a patient
  • A law enforcement officer and someone in custody

A sexual assault conviction can result in extensive jail time and fines. Penalties for sexual assault can be especially strong if the assault involves a child under age 16 and an adult perpetrator: a conviction in this type of case can result in 25-50 years in jail.

You Do Not Have To Face Sexual Assault Charges Alone

If you are facing rape allegations or charges of sexual assault involving someone you have authority over, it is crucial to discuss your case with an attorney as soon as possible. At The Cohen Law Firm, our attorneys are experienced at preparing sophisticated defenses against charges of sexual assault and other sex crimes. We will work to prepare the strongest case possible to protect your freedom and your future.

For a free consultation with a lawyer, call The Cohen Law Firm at 404-919-7096. With an office in Atlanta, we work with clients throughout the surrounding areas.