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Are Sex Crimes Misdemeanors or Felonies?

Posted by William Bly | Feb 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you have been charged with a crime alleging some kind of sexual offense, it could be a misdemeanor or a felony. There are many factors that go into determining which type of crime it is, because there are some crimes that could be a misdemeanor but depending on the age of the victim could be put into the category of a felony.

For example, if the victim of unlawful sexual touching or unlawful sexual contact is of a certain age, those will be misdemeanors. The unlawful sexual contact will be a registrable offense.

Then of course there are crimes that could be felonies. One of those that is almost invariably a class A felony, meaning it involves a maximum penalty of up to 30 years in prison, is gross sexual assault. That is the most serious of all sexual assault cases.

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William Bly

William T. Bly, Esq. is a graduate of Rutgers College where he majored in Political Science with a minor in U.S. History. Attorney Bly attended and graduated the University of Maine School of Law. During his time in law school, Attorney Bly focused on criminal defense.


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