Sexual Assault on a Minor is a crime that is taken very seriously. The
charges can be quite complex and generally require the ability to contest
scientific physical evidence, allegations made by incredibly sympathetic
child witnesses, and the ability to cross-examine and effectively challenge
highly zealous and well trained sexual assault investigators.
Given the inflammatory nature of the charge,
sexual assault charges with a minor involved are some of the most difficult to defend. It is
essential that you have a criminal attorney for sexual assault on a minor
who has a track record of challenging the type of evidence that is presented
in most cases.
While the penalties for sexual assault pertaining to adults are very severe,
they are even more severe when the victim is a minor and can range to
life in prison without the possibility of parole.
NRS 200.366 provides the definition of sexual assault as:
Subjecting another person to sexual penetration, or
- Forcing another person to make a sexual penetration on himself, herself,
or another, or
- Forcing another person to make a sexual penetration on a beast,
Against the will of the victim, or
- Under conditions in which the perpetrator knows or should know that the
victim is incapable of resisting or understanding the nature of his or
Sexual assault, when committed with a minor, carries with it a life sentence.
Parole eligibility does not begin for at least 25 years. If the victim
is under the age of 14, parole eligibility does not begin until after 35 years.
If this is a second offense, the penalty is life without the possibility
If the sexual assault results in substantial bodily harm to the victim,
the sentence is life without the possibility of parole.
Why hire a sex crime defense attorney?
It takes a savvy and skilled criminal defense attorney to undertake the
meticulous preparation of a solid case for the courtrooms of Las Vegas
and Nevada. More than just reading the prosecution, the lawyers of
Oronoz Ericsson & Gaffney have first-hand knowledge of the prosecutors, which enables them to often
be one step ahead in protecting your rights at trial. Even beyond our
extensive track record in cases involving sexual assault, we have the
necessary understanding with which to delicately maneuver in those cases
involving minors. These are just two of the many attributes that make
Oronoz & Ericsson exceptional. Whether you’re from the Las Vegas,
Nevada area or visiting from somewhere around the globe, we have what
it takes to help you achieve the most positive result possible and get
your life back on track.
To speak with a defense attorney about sexual assault charges,
contact Oronoz Ericsson & Gaffney in Las Vegas, Nevada.