Sexual Assault and Rape

An accusation of sexual assault, rape or child molestation can ruin your life. The most serious offenses are punishable by 25 years to life in prison. Even if you avoid incarceration, the felony conviction and sex offender status affect relationships, employment, your reputation and even where you are allowed to live.

The Palumbo Law Group can mount a proper defense against rape charges and other sex crime allegations in Prince George’s County or Charles County, Maryland. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys understand what is at stake and how to counter the government’s case. No matter what the accusations, we are committed to upholding your rights and minimizing the fallout in your life.

EXPERIENCED CRIMINAL DEFENSE FOR SERIOUS SEX OFFENSES

Michael Lovelace is a formidable trial lawyer whose extensive criminal law experience includes serving as an assistant state’s attorney in Prince George’s County in the sex crimes division. He has prosecuted and defended those accused of sexual violence and related behavior, including:

  • Rape (first or second degree)
  • Sexual offense (first, second, third or fourth degree)
  • Attempted rape or sexual offense
  • Date rape
  • Statutory rape
  • Sexual abuse or exploitation of a child

All of these are felony offenses punishable by mandatory minimum prison terms and all require sex offender registration. Registered sexual offenders must notify state officials or local police when they change jobs or residence, and must disclose their conviction and status on job applications. Sex offender status can also affect everything from professional licenses to child custody and visitation, or restrict a person from working in certain occupations or living in certain neighborhoods.

We make every effort to spare clients from the penalties and lifelong stigma of being labeled as a sexual predator, sexual offender or pedophile. In some instances, our experienced attorneys can intervene with the state’s attorney to avoid an arrest or indictment, or to convince the prosecutor to bring lesser charges.

If you are charged with a sex crime, we will explore your defenses and examine every detail and loose thread of the prosecution’s case. Are you charged with a crime for consensual acts? Does the complainant have an ulterior motive? Are the witnesses credible? Was the forensic evidence compromised or ambiguous? Through motions, hearings, negotiations or trial, Mr. Lovelace will position you for the most favorable plea agreement or argue before a jury for your acquittal.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO A DEFENSE

No matter what the charges, we provide nonjudgmental representation that is focused on the government’s case and your rights to due process. Contact us immediately to discuss your sexual assault or rape charges in a confidential consultation.

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