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INVOLUNTARY DEVIATE SEXUAL INTERCOURSE CHARGES IN PA

Facing any type of sexual assault charges is a frightening and serious matter. Not only are the allegations embarrassing and worrisome, but if convicted, a prison sentence and large fines are in your future.

Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse (IDSI) is similar to rape and has the same penalties, but also covers a wider scope of sexual acts, like penetration with an object and sex with animals.

Like rape, IDSI is a first degree felony which means up to 20 years in prison, if convicted.

AN ARREST IS NOT A CONVICTION

If you are found guilty of IDSI, you face a long-term prison sentence but also the social stigma of being labeled a sexual predator for life. You may also have trouble finding employment and housing and you will be required to register as a sex offender, possibly for the rest of your life. Any employer or future landlord can easily see the national register of sex offenders online.

That is why it is so important to fight your charges and find an aggressive and experienced attorney to fight on your side.

Having rape allegations against you is a frightening ordeal. But you do not have to face the charges alone – Justin Ketchel is an experience Pittsburgh sex crime attorney who will work hard to get your charges reduced or dismissed.

He will give your case personal attention and be there every step of the way to answer your questions and prepare you for hearings or a trial.

OUR NUMBER ONE GOAL: TO HAVE YOUR SEX ASSAULT CHARGES DISMISSED

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INVOLUNTARY DEVIATE SEXUAL INTERCOURSE CHARGES AND PENALTIES IN PENNSYLVANIA

The Pennsylvania Title Code §3123 defines Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse (IDSI) as the following:

  • 3123. Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.

(a) Offense defined.–A person commits a felony of the first degree when the person engages in deviate sexual intercourse with a complainant:

(1) By forcible compulsion;

(2) By threat of forcible compulsion that would prevent resistance by a person of reasonable resolution;

(3) Who is unconscious or where the person knows that the complainant is unaware that the sexual intercourse is occurring;

(4) Where the person has substantially impaired the complainant’s power to appraise or control his or her conduct by administering or employing, without the knowledge of the complainant, drugs, intoxicants or other means for the purpose of preventing resistance;

(5) Who suffers from a mental disability which renders him or her incapable of consent; or

(6) Who is less than 16 years of age and the person is four or more years older than the complainant and the complainant and person are not married to each other.

If you are found guilty of giving someone a date rape drug like rohypnol, ketamine or GHB, you may face an additional 10 years in prison.

(b) Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child.–A person commits involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, a felony of the first degree, when the person engages in deviate sexual intercourse with a complainant who is less than 13 years of age.

(c)  Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child with serious bodily injury.–A person commits an offense under this section with a child resulting in serious bodily injury, a felony of the first degree, when the person violates this section and the complainant is less than 13 years of age and the complainant suffers serious bodily injury in the course of the offense.

OUR NUMBER ONE GOAL: TO HAVE YOUR SEX ASSAULT CHARGES DISMISSED

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Sentencing for IDSI in Pennsylvania

  • Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse: A first degree felony, up to 20 years and a $25,000 fine.
  • Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child: A first degree felony and up to 40 years in prison.
  • Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child with serious bodily injury: A first degree felony and a maximum term of life in prison.

OTHER CONSEQUENCES OF AN IDSI CONVICTION

A sex crime felony on your criminal record can have far reaching consequences, beyond the scope of prison time and heavy fines. You may find it difficult to receive financial assistance for education or automobiles. You may be turned down by landlords for housing and have difficulty finding an apartment or purchasing a home. You may be required to register your name and address every year on a national registry, visible to all.

Other consequences could include losing child custody or immigration status, or not being eligible to own a firearm.

The stigma that is attached to being a registered sex offender could make it very difficult to keep friends and build social relationships.

Being charged with a sex crime does not necessarily mean you will be convicted. Our Pittsburgh Sex Crime Lawyers will do everything possible to have your charges reduced or case dismissed.

OUR NUMBER ONE GOAL:

TO HAVE YOUR RAPE CHARGES DISMISSED

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412-456-1221 FOR A FREE CONSULTATION

SEX ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS DO NOT MEAN YOU ARE GUILTY

If you are accused of Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse, it is possible your accuser is doing so out of anger or spite or even a misunderstanding. Perhaps you are completely innocent, but once files are charged, it can be difficult to prove your innocence, and the repercussions of a conviction can ruin your life.

At Justin Ketchel Law we will do everything within reach to get your charges dropped or reduced to protect your rights and freedom.

Our Pittsburgh sex crime attorneys understand that not everyone accused of a crime is guilty of a crime.

We will fully investigate all aspects of your case. We will go over police reports, witness accounts and aggressively look for any evidence to build a strong case in your defense. We will make every effort to discredit evidence against you and find any contradictions in the accuser’s accusations and testimony.

If your case goes to trial, we will be by your side at every turn, to prepare you and your family for possible questioning and keep you informed so that together we can make the best decision for you and your family.

Our goal is to have your case dismissed or your charges reduced. We will fight aggressively to keep your name off of the national registry of sex offenders.

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