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Mt. Airy Sexual Assault Defense Attorney

Ready to Protect Your Rights, Reputation & Future Against Sexual Assault Allegations

If you are facing a sexual assault charge, you need to take the matter very seriously. A conviction could lead to serious consequences, including jail time, large fines, and a permanent criminal record. Without a competent attorney on your side, you could lose your reputation, your freedom, and your future. At Albers & Associates, we have handled thousands of cases and have a proven track record of success. We understand the complexities of Maryland's laws and can use our knowledge to fight for you.

Schedule your free consultation by filling out our online contact form or calling (443) 665-8030 today.

What is Sexual Assault in Maryland?

Sexual assault is a serious crime that involves non-consensual sexual contact or activity perpetrated against another person. The offense encompasses a range of non-consensual sexual acts, which may include unwanted touching or fondling.

Penalties for sexual assault in Maryland can vary depending on factors such as the severity of the offense and the age of the victim. Convictions can result in imprisonment, probation, fines, and mandatory sex offender

Here are some common types of sexual assault charges in Maryland:


  • Sexual Offense in the First Degree: This charge typically involves more severe sexual acts, such as rape or sexual assault with a weapon or injury. Penalties for sexual offense in the first degree can include a lengthy prison sentence and mandatory sex offender registration.
  • Sexual Offense in the Second Degree: This charge may involve less severe sexual acts, such as non-consensual sexual contact without penetration. Penalties can include imprisonment and sex offender registration.
  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor: This charge applies when the victim is a minor, and the offender engages in sexual activity with them. The penalties for sexual abuse of a minor are severe and often include mandatory registration as a sex offender.
  • Aggravated Sexual Assault: This charge is typically reserved for cases involving extreme violence, multiple offenders, or other aggravating factors. Penalties are more severe than standard sexual assault charges and may involve a longer prison sentence.

Because sexual assault is a felony, if you are convicted, you could lose your freedom, your property, and your reputation. You could also be barred from working in certain professions and lose your right to vote. A conviction can follow you for the rest of your life and make it difficult to get a job, rent an apartment, or get a loan.

Each of these crimes has different elements that must be proven in order to lead to a conviction. Our firm understands these laws and can use our knowledge to help you fight your charges.

What Can I Do If I Am Facing Sexual Assault Charges?

If you are facing sexual assault charges, you should not wait to speak with an attorney. Our firm can work with you to help you understand Maryland's laws and can use our experience to help you build a strong defense.

Our firm can use the following legal defenses to sexual assault include:

  • Consent: Arguing that the sexual activity was consensual is one of the most common defenses. If the defendant can demonstrate that the alleged victim willingly participated in the sexual act without coercion or force, this can undermine the prosecution's case. Consent may become a central issue in many sexual assault trials.
  • Mistaken Identity: In some cases, the defendant may argue that they were misidentified as the perpetrator. They might claim that someone else committed the assault, and due to mistaken identity, they were wrongfully accused.
  • Lack of Evidence: Challenging the prosecution's evidence is a strategy used to create reasonable doubt. If there is insufficient physical or circumstantial evidence to prove the defendant's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, this can lead to an acquittal.
  • Alibi: An alibi defense involves presenting evidence that the defendant was in a different location at the time of the alleged sexual assault, thereby making it impossible for them to have committed the crime.
  • Intoxication: If the defendant was intoxicated or under the influence of drugs at the time of the alleged assault, they may argue that they were unable to form the requisite intent to commit the crime.
  • Statute of Limitations: In some cases, if the alleged assault occurred a long time ago, the defense may argue that the statute of limitations has expired, and therefore, the charges should be dismissed.
  • Witness Credibility: Attacking the credibility of the alleged victim or other witnesses can be an effective defense strategy. This may involve uncovering inconsistencies in their statements or demonstrating a motive to fabricate the allegations.
  • Duress or Threats: The defendant may claim that they engaged in the sexual activity under duress or threats from another party, which could absolve them of responsibility if they can prove they were forced into the situation.
  • Lack of Physical Evidence: If there is a lack of physical evidence (e.g., DNA, injuries) supporting the alleged assault, the defense may argue that this absence undermines the credibility of the accusations.
  • Procedural Errors: Challenging the legal procedures followed during the investigation or trial, such as mishandling of evidence or violations of the defendant's rights, can result in the exclusion of critical evidence or even dismissal of charges.

If you are facing sexual assault charges in Mt. Airy, we can help. Contact our firm today at (443) 665-8030 to schedule your free consultation.


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