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Norwalk Sex Crimes Lawyer

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If you've been accused of a sex crime, act fast to retain legal services. The decisions and actions you make at the beginning of your case can profoundly affect the outcome. A guilty judgment for such an offense has the potential to impact you for the rest of your life. You may be sentenced to prison and ordered to pay a substantial fine. You might also be required to register as a sex offender. Any of the sanctions the judge imposes can make it difficult for you to get a job, find a place to live, or even pursue higher education. With a skilled attorney on your side, you can increase the chances of obtaining a favorable outcome and seek to minimize or avoid penalties.

At the Law Office of James A. Saraceni, our Norwalk sex crimes lawyer has 40 years of legal experience and served as a former law enforcement officer. We understand that good people can make decisions that are uncharacteristic of them and may face criminal charges as a result. We also know that some allegations can arise from false accusations. That is why we are here to listen to your side of the story and develop a strategic defense for your unique situation.

We will fight your charge and work toward a favorable result on your behalf. Schedule your free consultation by calling us at (203) 883-0722 today.

Zealous Advocacy Throughout Your Case

In Connecticut, an offense that contains a sexual element can be charged as a sex crime. The term does not just apply to one offense, but various types of conduct. As such, the state as several laws that prohibit various acts, and each is punishable by severe penalties.

At the Law Office of James A. Saraceni, we know the stakes are high in sex crimes matters, which is why we will do everything in our legal power to help you. When you turn to us, we'll thoroughly review the circumstances and work to cast doubt on the prosecution's evidence. We will focus on protecting your rights and best interests as we aggressively challenge the accusations.

We provide effective defense in Norwalk for various sex crimes, including, but not limited to:

  • First-degree sexual assault: This offense is committed when a person engages in sexual intercourse with someone else through the use of force or threats of fear, or with a minor under 13 years of age. It is charged as a Class B or A felony.
  • Aggravated first-degree sexual assault: A person may be charged with this crime if they engage in sexual intercourse with another and they have (or say they have) on them a deadly weapon, they disfigure the alleged victim, they committed acts put the other person at risk of death, or they engage in the conduct with two or more other people. This offense is a Class B or A felony.
  • Aggravated sexual assault of a minor: It is unlawful for a person to engage in sexual conduct with someone under 13 years of age and they kidnapped, restrained, or stalked the alleged victim; they used violence to commit the act; they caused injury to the alleged victim; or they committed the offense against more than 1 minor. This crime is a Class A felony.
  • Second-degree sexual assault: A person may be accused of this crime if they engage in sexual intercourse with someone between 13 and 15 years of age, who is mentally disabled or physically helpless, who is under 18 years of age and they were responsible for caring for them, or who is or was their patient and they are a psychotherapist. This offense is a Class C or B felony.
  • Third-degree sexual assault: This offense occurs when someone sexually contacts another by using force or threats of force. It is a Class D or C felony.
  • Fourth-degree sexual assault: A person commits this offense when they sexually contact another and the alleged victim is between 13 and 14 years of age, the alleged victim is mentally incapacitated or impaired, the alleged victim is under 18 years of age and the actor was responsible for their care, the contact was non-consensual, or the actor is a psychotherapist and the alleged victim is or was their patient.

We Are Committed to Fighting for You

Our Norwalk sex crimes attorney is here to guide you through this stressful and frightening time. We'll be beside you, answering your questions and providing sound advice and guidance.

To learn more about your legal options, call us at (203) 883-0722 or contact us online today.


  • James A. Saraceni is a former police officer.
  • We offer free consultations to all our clients.
  • Put 40 years of legal experience on your side.
  • We offer flexible appointment hours.
  • We are committed to the best possible outcome.