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Cases involving sexual misconduct and sexual assault can carry serious criminal penalties. Contact our office today, and let's fight your criminal sex offenses charges together.

What is considered a criminal Sexual offense?

If you or a loved one has been accused of a sex crime, then you already know how serious the consequences of a conviction can be. Georgia has implemented severe punishments for individuals convicted of sexual offenses. Police will use strategies that encourage defendants to forfeit important constitutional protections, such as the right to remain silent. Prosecutors will work tirelessly to ensure a sexual offender receives the maximum sentence. Friends, family, and neighbors of the accused may turn their backs.

This is where Athens sexual assault attorney Ryan Swingle can help. For nearly two decades, Ryan has been defending individuals accused of committing sex offenses such as rape, sexual assault, child molestation and similar crimes.

When all seems lost, we are here to listen to you, stand by your side, and fight for your rights in court.

Sex Offense Cases We accept

Our law firm handles are variety of cases involving sexual misconduct, including:

  • Rape
  • Felony Sexual Assault
  • Child Molestation
  • Statutory Rape
  • Aggravated Sodomy

Crimes involving sexual misconduct and sexual assault are often some of the most difficult cases to defend, but our law firm never shies away from a challenge. With nearly two decades of criminal defense experience, we know how the system works, what prosecutors are looking for, and the strategies they use to put offenders behind bars.

Defending Your criminal Sex offense Charges

Police and prosecutors - even friends and family - will reduce your life down to what is contained in a police report. We understand that you are more than your worst day. Regardless of the crime of which you are accused, we want to listen to your story.

If you have been charged with sexual assault, do not hesitate to call our office. It can be difficult to talk about your case with anyone, especially a sexual assault defense attorney. We are here for you, and we are ready to give your case the best defense possible.

Types of Sex crimes

Some of the most common sex offenses we handle include:


According to Georgia sex crimes laws, rape occurs when one has carnal knowledge of a female against her will or a minor below ten years. Carnal knowledge is the penetration of the female genitalia by the male sex organ. Rape can be categorized into different forms depending on the situation. Some of the most common forms of rape include date rape, spousal rape, and gang rape.

Felony sexual Assault

A felony sexual assault occurs when one knowingly touches another person’s intimate organs without consent. Sexual assault may also involve coercing, threatening, or forcing one to engage in sexual activity against their will. Sexual assault is a felony if it involves a child under 16 years.

Child Molestation

Child molestation involves committing an indecent act with or in the presence of a child below 16 years.

Statutory Rape

Statutory rape charges are based on the fact that the victim is legally incapacitated to consent to sexual intercourse. In most cases, statutory rape can involve committing forceless sexual activity with a minor.

Aggravated Sodomy

Forcefully committing sodomy is punishable under Georgia laws. The offender cannot use the fact that the victim is his spouse as a defense before a court of law.Other sex crimes punishable under Georgia Laws include online solicitation, soliciting prostitutes, and public indecency.

Possible Sex Crime Charges

Different types of offenses have different levels of charges. Some sexual offenses like peeping could lead to a punishment of 1-5 years in prison and being registered as a sex offender. Therefore, it is advisable to consult a lawyer to understand your rights and the possible consequences.

Rape offenses can bear up to life imprisonment or a minimum of twenty-five years without parole for the first twenty-five years. Statutory rape is a felony but can be a misdemeanor if it involves two minors without a significant age difference. Aggravated child molestation and sodomy can be life sentencing felonies with a minimum of 5-25 years in prison.

As you can see, sex offenses lead to very serious consequences. Regardless of the crime or charges levied against you, you should consider hiring a sex defense lawyer to protect your rights in court.

Need to Build Solid Defense Against Your Sex Crime Charges? We Can Help

If you have been charged with a sex crime in Georgia, you need to seek the assistance of an Athens sex crimes attorney immediately. At Ryan Swingle Law, we are always ready to put an aggressive fight in court to ensure you get a fair hearing and your rights are fully protected. Please contact us online or call us at 706-713-0332 to schedule an appointment with our lead attorney, Ryan Swingle.

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