Accused of Sexual Assault?

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Sexual assault has numerous variations in the Arkansas criminal code. Depending on ages, relationships, and even employment of the alleged victims and perpetrators, the severity of this offense can vary. All sexual assault charges, however, are felonies and require aggressive and dedicated legal representation to dispel.

Our dedicated legal team at Ford & Cook, PLC has more than 30 years of collective legal experience. We recognize the gravity of these charges and proactively work to prepare a staunch defense on your behalf. This includes staying ahead of any publicity the case might have and ensuring that your reputation and rights are protected by a thorough and assertive presentation of the facts.

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Sexual Assault Penalties

Ark. Code § 5-14-124 through 5-14-127 describes sexual assault as engaging "in sexual intercourse or deviate sexual activity with another person." These offenses are organized into four different degrees of severity, each categorized as a different felony class.

Maximum sexual assault penalties in Arkansas can include:

  • Fourth degree (Class D felony) - six years in prison and $10,000 in fines
  • Third degree (Class C felony) - 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines
  • Second degree (Class B felony) - 20 years in prison and $15,000 in fines
  • First degree (Class A felony) - 30 years in prison and $15,000 in fines

For more specific information on your charge and what potential penalties you could be facing, contact our team at Ford & Cook, PLC. We are well-versed in handling these sensitive cases and know precisely what is required to best pursue a reduction or dismissal on your behalf.

Don't hesitate to start fighting for your future. Explore your options with a free case evaluation with a knowledgeable Jonesboro criminal defense attorney.