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Gross Sexual Imposition

Are you facing gross sexual imposition charges in Ohio? Gross sexual imposition is a serious criminal charge in Ohio that typically involves complicated and sensitive circumstances. Generally, gross sexual imposition is when someone engages in sexual contact with another person and that contact is against his or her will. Oftentimes the victim involved is impaired from alcohol or drugs. Gross sexual imposition is not treated lightly in the court system and carries significant jail time in addition to fines and fees.

Regardless of what happened in your case, it is understandable that you are probably scared and overwhelmed by the gross sexual imposition charges that you are currently facing. You do not have go through this experience alone. The Cincinnati Criminal Defense Attorneys are here to provide their knowledge, understanding and legal counsel to help you deal with the charges that you are facing. The sooner you consult with a Cincinnati Criminal Defense Attorney, the better, as they will work diligently to achieve the most favorable outcome for your case. This could mean the difference between serving less jail time to a complete dismissal of the charges altogether.

Gross sexual imposition is defined according to the Ohio Revised Code (ORC 2907.05) as anyone who has sexual contact with a person that is not their spouse, causes someone else to engage in sexual behavior with them, or causes two or more people to engage in sexual behavior when any of the following actions occur:

  • The offender purposefully influences another person to submit through force or threat of force;
  • The offender significantly impairs the judgment or control of someone else in order to prevent resistance through the use of a drug through means of deception, force or threat of force;
  • The offender is aware that the judgment or control of someone else is significantly impaired from a drug that has been given to a person through their permission from surgery or another medical treatment;
  • The other person involved in the offense is under 13 years old,
  • The offender had knowledge the other person’s ability to resist or consent is significantly impaired from a mental or physical condition or elderly age.

Gross Sexual Imposition Penalties

If you are convicted of gross sexual imposition, you will most likely be charged with a third degree misdemeanor. This charge entails serving a jail sentence of up to 60 days and paying fines up to $500.

If you have previously been convicted or plead guilty to a sex related offense and you are convicted of gross sexual imposition, then you will be charged with a first degree misdemeanor. This charge entails serving up to 6 months in jail and paying up to $5,000 in fines.

If you are convicted of gross sexual imposition, and the facts of your case indicate the other person was involved was under the age of 13, then you will be charged with a third degree felony. This charge entails serving a minimum of one and up to a maximum of five years in prison in addition to paying up to $10,000 in fines.

Other Consequences of Gross Sexual Imposition

A gross sexual imposition conviction in Ohio involves harsh and unforgiving consequences in addition to extensive prison time and exorbitant fines and fees. Due to the serious nature of gross sexual imposition, this charge could permanently be on your criminal record for the remainder of your life.

A gross sexual imposition conviction will profoundly impact all other areas of your life in a negative way. You may face having a reputation in your community as a disturbed and unstable criminal. You will likely face difficulty keeping or finding a job, furthering your education, difficulty financially, obtaining loans, maintaining professional licensures and keeping custody of your children.

Any kind of sex offense conviction will result in having to register and be classified as a sex offender. Registering as a sex offender entails making the public aware that you have been convicted of a harmful sex offense and may pose a risk of harm or danger to the surrounding community. Due to the sex offense you committed being public information, you may face being known throughout your community as disturbed or dangerous.

Depending the severity of the offense that you committed, you will be classified as a sex offender based on a tiered system. This chart details sex offenses under specific tiers.

  • If you are a Tier I sex offender, you are required by law to register as a sex offender every year for 15 years. If you were a minor at the time the offense was committed, you will have to register as a sex offender every 10 years.
  • If you are a Tier II sex offender, you are required by law to register as a sex offender every 180 days for 25 years. If you were a minor at the time the offense was committed, you will have to register as a sex offender every 180 days for 20 years.
  • If you are a Tier III sex offender, you are required by law to register as a sex offender every 90 days for the rest of your life. You will also be subject to a community notification.

Every day in Ohio, there are many individuals who are charged gross sexual imposition. If you are gross sexual imposition charges, it is imperative that you immediately contact the Cincinnati Criminal Defense Attorneys. A gross sexual imposition charge can be an overwhelming and anxiety inducing experience, and you do not have to go through it alone. Although every case is different, it is crucial that you obtain an experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate attorney as soon as possible who will fight vigorously for your legal rights and best interest. The sooner you speak with an attorney, the better your options will be regarding your sentence. The Cincinnati Criminal Defense team has successfully defended hundreds of individuals charged with gross sexual imposition offenses. Their knowledge, experience and compassion for your case will help you receive the justice you deserve.

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