What is Gross Sexual Imposition?

Many people in Ohio may not be familiar with the charge of gross sexual imposition until being charged with this crime. Gross sexual imposition forbids one from having have sexual contact, or non-intercourse sexual relations, with another under certain circumstances. This crime is a felony sex offense and may result in a prison term as well as mandatory sex offender registration.

Although the charges may be difficult to understand, the consequences of a felony conviction for a sexually related offense are often clearly serious and devastating. The Martinez Firm, has over 10 years of experience in providing professional, discreet legal representation to people in the Cleveland, Ohio, area. Our goal is to prevent a conviction and to minimize the effect these charges have on your life, your reputation and your freedom.

Before you speak to police, contact our office to speak with one of our attorneys about how to protect your rights and future defense possibilities. Call 216-875-5555 or toll-free at 877-OVI-OHIO today.

Ohio Defense Attorneys: Gross Sexual Imposition

Gross sexual imposition is a felony sex crime you can be charged with as a result of being involved in any of the following situations:

  • If you purposely compel a person to have sexual contact by force or threat of force
  • If you prevent resistance to sexual contact through the administration of a drug, intoxicant or controlled substance
  • If you have sexual contact with another person when you know that the other person’s ability to consent is substantially impaired by the use of a drug, intoxicant, or controlled substance
  • If you have sexual contact with a person less than 13 years of age, whether or not you are aware of the age of the person
  • If you have sexual contact with a person when you know that the other person’s ability to resist or consent is substantially impaired by a mental or physical condition or advanced age

The Martinez Firm believes in learning every side of the story when constructing the best possible defense for our clients who have been charged with gross sexual imposition. We will question all witnesses and challenge any problematic evidence that may be used against you.

If an acquittal is not achievable in your case, The Martinez Firm will pursue all other available alternatives including, reductions in sentencing, alternatives to incarceration and treatment options. As the client, you will always have the final say prior to the acceptance of any plea agreement.

The Legal Results You Need

Contact our office by calling 216-875-5555 or 877-OVI-OHIO toll-free to speak with our criminal law attorneys if you are facing charges of gross sexual imposition. We are available 24-hours a day via answering service to answer your questions.


Ohio Sex Crimes

Ohio Sexual Assault

Perhaps, more than any other crime, the stigma and scrutiny that comes with allegations of sex crimes make it vital to have experienced criminal defense legal representation. A sex crime is a serious allegation with severe punishment, including possible registration as a sex offender.

If you have been arrested for a sex crime, it is important that you maintain your constitutional right to remain silent and contact our office immediately. The Martinez Firm, has over 10 years of experience in providing professional, discreet legal representation to people in the Cleveland, Ohio, area.

Contact our office by phone at 216-875-5555 or toll-free at 877-OVI-OHIOto speak with our sexual assault defense attorneys.

Ohio Sexual Assault Defense

Some of the ways a person can be charged for a sex crime include:

  • Violent sex crimes, sexual abuse and sexual assault, including rape and molestation.
  • Sexual battery
  • Gross sexual imposition
  • Public indecency
  • Lewd conduct
  • Exploitation of minors
  • Internet crimes, such as child pornography and online solicitation

Often a person charged with a sexual assault faces these charges due to false and/or mistaken allegations. If a child is involved, the public has a natural tendency to assume guilt regardless of the prosecution’s actual evidence. This is where our firm can help.

We will thoroughly review all evidence, statements and witnesses and demonstrate flaws in the prosecution’s case. We will aggressively pursue every possible avenue of defense, while doing everything we can to protect your good name and keep your name out of the media, especially in the case of sexual battery charges where you are facing accusations in the context of your job.

Our Cleveland sexual assault defense attorneys have considerable experience obtaining acquittals on our clients’ behalf in jury trials. If we are unable to avoid an acquittal, we will pursue possible solutions, including reaching plea agreements, reductions in sentences and alternatives to incarceration.


Ohio Sexual Battery

What is Sexual Battery?

There are many instances under the law that can lead to someone being charged with the crime of sexual battery. The crime of sexual battery prohibits having sexual conduct, or sexual intercourse, with another person under certain circumstances. Ohio law makes a conviction for sexual battery a felony sex offense that can carry a prison sentence of up to five years, substantial fines, and mandatory sex offender registration.

More importantly, the stigma associated with a sexual battery allegation can lead to you being ostracized by friends, family, your community and within your profession. Before the situation escalates, you should consult with a criminal defense lawyer who is conscious of these concerns and will do their best to protect your name and keep you out of the media.

If you are under investigation or have been charged with sexual battery, The Martinez Firm is here to minimize the exposure and impact that these sex crime charges can have on your reputation. Contact our office by phone at 216-875-5555 or toll-free at 877-OVI-OHIO to speak with one of our attorneys.

Ohio Sexual Battery Defense Attorneys

The Martinez Firm can help you if you are facing sexual battery charges stemming from the following circumstances:

  • The accuser was sleeping or unaware of the sexual conduct
  • Sneaking into someone’s bed and having intercourse when the other person believes that the offender is their spouse
  • If the accuser is mentally or physically impaired by age
  • If you are accused of inappropriate sexual conduct by a student and are a teacher, professor, guidance counselor, school administrative official, coach or scout leader
  • As a mental health professional, if the sexual conduct occurs by falsely representing that it is necessary for treatment
  • Prison officials or medical staff in charge of overseeing an inmate or patient
  • If you are a member of the clergy members and someone who makes an allegation of unlawful sexual conduct

We are not here to judge you or make the determination if you should be forced from your job. Our role is to argue your case and provide you with the best defense representation that we can under law. Our goal is to help you protect your livelihood and standing in the community by obtaining an acquittal at a jury trial or succeeding in having the charges dismissed. If we cannot do this, we will aggressively negotiate on your behalf for an acceptable plea agreement.


Ohio Rape Law

Rape Charges

Rape charges have the potential to destroy your reputation from the moment allegations surface. It is crucial to be proactive when it comes to seeking out legal counsel that can help control the damage and help protect your interests. Before the public or the prosecution comes to any conclusions, make sure your side of the story is heard.

Ohio Rape Defense Attorneys

Our firm is committed to conducting a comprehensive investigation under the leadership of our criminal defense attorneys, who have more than a decade of experience handling sex crime cases. Whether you have been accused of date rape or statutory rape, we will look into the circumstances surrounding the incident and the evidence that has been gathered to substantiate the claim. Sometimes, there are problems with how the scientific and medical evidence is interpreted, and we will employ objective experts, when needed, to evaluate these findings.

We will conduct a thorough investigation into the personal background of your accuser in order to test the credibility of their allegations. The firm often utilizes the assistance of an experienced investigator to assist in a complete investigation from the defense perspective. This investigation includes interviewing witnesses, obtaining witness statements, and conducting background checks.

We will carefully listen to your version of the events to uncover inconsistencies in the prosecution’s theory as well as potential defenses at trial. After representing many clients charged with sexual offenses, we are familiar with how to handle cases of false accusation in which the complainant has an ulterior motive, such as gaining the upper hand in a custody battle or protecting their own image

The penalties that come with a rape charge conviction are severe, including potential long prison terms and mandatory sex offender registration. We have experience obtaining acquittals at trial as well as negotiating acceptable plea agreements, reductions in sentences, and alternatives to incarceration, such as treatment.