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Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor

In many sexual conduct cases in Ohio, mere allegations from the assumed victim are sufficient to bring criminal charges against the supposed offender, even without substantial evidence. If you have been charged with an unlawful sexual conduct offense with a minor in Columbus, a conviction could result in severe consequences, including jail or prison sentences, sex offender registration requirements, a criminal record and/or fines.

Columbus Illegal Sexual Contact with a Minor Attorney

If you have been charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in the Columbus, Ohio area, contact the Joslyn Law Firm to discuss the facts of your particular situation. Brian Joslyn of the Joslyn Law Firm will make every effort to help you avoid the most serious punishments and repercussions to your charges. Call the Joslyn Law Firm at (614) 444-1900 for a free consultation today about your alleged unlawful sexual conduct with a minor offense in Franklin County and the surrounding areas of Ohio.


 

Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor According to Ohio Law

Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor – Ohio Rev. Code § 2907.04: A person, who is 18 or older, can be charged with this offense if they knowingly or recklessly engaged in sexual conduct with another person who is 13 years old but less than 16.


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Penalties for Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor in Ohio

This offense is punishable as a felony of the fourth degree, which can result in a prison sentence from six to 18 months and/or fines not more than $5,000.

If the alleged offender is less than four years older than the other person, this offense is punishable as a misdemeanor of the first degree, which can incur up to 180 days in jail and/or fines not more than $1,000.

If the alleged offender is ten or more years older than the other person, this offense is punishable as a felony of the third degree, which can result in a prison sentence from one to five years and/or fines not more than $10,000.

If the alleged offender has previously been convicted of or pleaded guilty to another sexual offense, this offense is punishable as felony of the second degree, which can lead to a prison sentence between two and eight years and/or fines not more than $15,000.

Additional penalties could include sex offender registration and/or mandatory jail or prison terms. Therefore, it is crucial to hire an experienced Columbus illegal sexual contact with a minor attorney to fight the charges against you.


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Joslyn Law Firm | Columbus Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in Columbus, Ohio, contact Brian Joslyn of the Joslyn Law Firm to discuss the facts of your particular situation. Brian Joslyn is an experienced sex crime defense attorney who will make every effort to fight the allegations against you.

Call the Joslyn Law Firm at (614) 444-1900 for a free consultation about your alleged sexual crime charges in Franklin County and the surrounding counties, including Pickaway County, Madison County, Delaware County, Licking County and Fairfield County in Ohio.