Raleigh, NC Sexual Assault Lawyer
An individual accused of sexual assault in Wake County — whether under the state's laws or federal statutes — needs the expertise and knowledge of an experienced defense attorney. Criminal law attorney Curtis High has over 19 years of experience in North Carolina sexual assault cases, and he provides effective counsel and representation to each and every client regardless of the circumstances.
North Carolina does not have "sexual assault laws" per se; however, the relevant laws refer to:
- First- and second-degree sexual offense
- First- and second-degree rape
- Sexual battery
- Intercourse and sexual offenses with certain victims
In general, sexual assault can be defined as any unwanted sexual contact that is:
- coerced through the use of threat,
- inferred threat, or
- physical force that occurs under circumstances in which the victim is incapable of giving consent (such as intoxication with alcohol or drugs)
Sexual Assault as an "Umbrella" Term
Sexual assault can thus be thought of as an umbrella term that covers crimes such as:
- rape; marital rape
- sexual battery
- incest; child molestation
- sexual harassment
- indecent liberties
- unwanted touching, groping or fondling of sexual body parts
While some of these sexual assault offenses in North Carolina are felonies; others are misdemeanors. Whatever the level of crime and punishment, a conviction for any of these offenses can result in prison time and/or mandatory registration as a sex offender.
Talk to Curtis High about Sexual Assault Defenses
If you're under investigation or have been arrested for a sexual assault offense in North Carolina, Mr. High can provide a thorough investigation of your case and the ensuing counsel and representation that will protect your legal rights. He understands the seriousness of being accused of a crime with such a sensitive nature, and he will work tirelessly on your behalf to help secure the best possible outcome of your circumstances.
Every client served by Curtis R. High, Attorney at Law in Raleigh, North Carolina receives an aggressive, committed defense.To schedule a private, confidential consultation with a North Carolina sexual assault attorney, contact our office today.