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Sexual Assault Lawyer in Memphis

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In Tennessee, sexual assault involves crimes where unwanted sexual contact transpires but the legal definition of rape is not met.

Acts that could constitute sexual assault include the following, and more:

  • Forced sexual contact with inanimate objects
  • Forced anal or oral sexual contact
  • Forced molestation or fondling

If you were charged with sexual assault, you should retain strong legal defense as soon as you can. Tennessee aggressively prosecutes individuals charged with sex crimes, and the state severely punishes those who are convicted. Without the right attorney, you could be convicted and face tens of thousands of dollars in fines, mandatory registration in the national sex offender registry, decades in prison, and more.

At Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm, P.A., our Memphis sexual assault attorney has over 35 years of experience in this complicated practice area. As a result, we have become intimately familiar with all aspects of Tennessee sexual assault law, and we accrued a long track record of success. Attorney Claiborne Ferguson is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy, meaning he is an expert in criminal defense. You can trust us for the effective and relentless advocacy you deserve.

Call Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm, P.A. today at (901) 878-5434 or contact us online to learn more about how our Memphis sexual assault attorney can help you.

About Sexual Assault Offenses

Charges that may fall under the category of sexual assault include sexual battery, aggravated sexual battery, sexual battery by an authority figure, rape, rape of a child, and more. If you are convicted of any of these offenses, you will be required to register in the national sex offender registry. All of your personal information will be accessible to the general public, you will have a difficult time finding a job or housing, you will have to re-register at least once per year, and more. That’s why it is imperative to fight these charges tooth and nail.

Depending on your case, you may be charged with a:

  • Class A felony. Common offenses include aggravated rape and rape of a child. If convicted, you face 15 to 60 years in prison and up to $50,000 in fines.
  • Class B felony. Common offenses include rape and aggravated sexual battery. If convicted, you face 8 to 30 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines.
  • Class C felony. Common offenses include statutory rape by an authority figure and sexual battery by an authority figure. If convicted, you face 3 to 15 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.

In addition to the felonies above, there are other charges you could face. A skilled sexual assault attorney in Memphis will be able to give you well-informed advice and help you figure out your next best steps for moving forward. You can trust Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm, P.A. for all your criminal defense needs.

Call (901) 878-5434 to schedule a consultation and get started on your case today.

Why Hire Our Firm

  • Certified as a Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy
  • 2013-2017 Avvo Clients' Choice Award for Criminal Defense
  • Our Lead Attorney has a 10.0 "Superb" Avvo Rating
  • Rated as Top Attorneys for Criminal Defense
  • Over 35 years of Criminal Defense Experience
  • Extensive Training in Medical Science & Technology

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