Mason City Sexual Assault Defense Attorney

We Can Help Fight Your Sexual Assault Charges

According to state law, sexual assault is when someone forces another individual to have a form of sex or sexual-related contact against said individual's will or without their consent. There are various types of sexual assault crimes—each have varying degrees of penalties, depending on the type of force used and injuries sustained by the victim. The age of the victim can also increase penalties. At McGuire Law, PLC, our Mason City criminal defense lawyers have more than 40 years of experience and have assisted individuals throughout the Mason City area successfully resolve their criminal cases. Regardless of whether this is your first, second, or subsequent sexual assault charge, we are here to give you the defense you need to ensure your rights are protected and you receive a fair outcome for your case.

Types of Sexual Assault Crimes

There are a plethora of sexual assault crimes, but the following are the most common forms:

  • 1 st Degree Sexual Assault : This is classified as any type of sexual assault that causes serious injury to the victim. 1 st degree sexual assault is a felony and offenders could face life in prison without the possibility of parole.
  • 2 nd Degree Sexual Assault : This is any type of sexual assault that was performed while the offender was in possession of a weapon and using it in a threatening manner, if the victim was under the age of 12, or if the offender was aiding another in committing a sexual assault via force on another individual. Charges for this type of sexual assault can be a mandatory prison sentence of 25 years and if convicted, life in prison.
  • 3 rd Degree Sexual Assault : 3 rd degree sexual assault is classified as a sexual assault that does not involve violence, but the victim was incapable of consent. This can occur if the victim was mentally impaired or a child related to the offender. 3 rd degree sexual assault is also considered a felony and can lead to a 10 year prison sentence.

If convicted for any of the above types of sexual assault, you will also be placed on the sex abuse registry.

Contact Us Today

With your future hanging in the balance, you cannot afford to hire an inexperienced sexual assault defense lawyer. You deserve an aggressive, skilled, and highly experienced criminal defense attorney who is not afraid to fight for you in court. McGuire Law, PLC offers free case evaluations, so if you would like to learn how we are prepared to help you, please contact our criminal defense firm today.