Sexual Assault in Nebraska

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One of the most serious sex crimes in Nebraska is sexual assault. If you have been arrested for sexual assault in Nebraska, our Lincoln criminal defense lawyers are dedicated to helping you get your charges reduced or your case completely thrown out. With over 20 years of experience, our legal team has successfully handled hundreds of cases on behalf of all of our clients.

Sexual Assault Penalties

Similar to most states, Nebraska classifies sexual assault by degrees based on the severity of the allegations and other relevant details of the alleged crime. First degree sexual assault, also known as rape, is defined as any individual who subjects another to sexual penetration (1) without the victim's consent, (2) who knew or should've known that the victim was mentally or physically unable to resist or appraise the nature of their conduct, or (3) when the suspect is 19 years of age or older, and the victim is at least 12 but less than 16 years of age. First-degree sexual assault is a Class II felony, which is punishable by a prison sentence between one and 50 years.

Second-degree sexual assault is defined as any individual who subjects another to sexual contact (1) without the victim's consent, or (2) who knew or should've known that the victim was mentally or physically unable to resist or appraise the nature of their conduct. Second-degree sexual assault is a Class III felony, which is punishable by a prison sentence between one and 20 years and/or a fine of up to $25,000.

Third-degree sexual assault is a Class I misdemeanor, which is punishable by a maximum jail sentence of one year and/or a fine of up to $1,000. The difference between a third-degree sexual assault charge and a second-degree sexual assault charge is that sexual contact did not result in serious bodily injury, whereas unwanted sexual contact results in serious bodily injury to the victim is considered a second-degree conviction.

Building Your Defense

At Monzón, Guerra & Associates, our Lincoln criminal defense attorneys possess the extensive knowledge of the state legal system and court proceedings to help you navigate through the complexities of your case. We can conduct our thorough investigation, gather our evidence and analyze evidence collected by police to develop an aggressive and personalized defense strategy for you.

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