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Nashville Sexual Assault Defense Lawyers

Challenging Rape Allegations & Charges

Sexual assault can take the form of sexual abuse or rape. At May McKinney, we diligently defend the rights of people accused of sexual assault crimes. A detailed investigation is mandatory in such cases, complete with expert consultation and testimony. Our Nashville sexual assault defense attorneys work with a network of professionals who can provide their expertise to your case to help prove your innocence.

In a desperate effort to prove their case, police officers can overstep their bounds in interrogating you. Other methods are used that are flagrant violations of your rights. That is where we come in — to defend your rights and ensure that the facts come out in a fair trial.

.We represent clients in Nashville, Mount Juliet, Brentwood, Franklin, and the surrounding areas.

To discuss rape or sexual assault charges, call (615) 265-6383 or contact us online

Penalties for Rape & Sexual Assault in Tennessee

The penalties for rape or sexual assault are severe and alter your life forever. Sexual assault is considered a felony in Tennessee, depending on the type you could face the following penalties:

  • Class A Felony: Between 15 and 60 years in prison & up to $50,000 in fines
    • Including: aggravated rape, rape of a child
  • Class B Felony: Between 8 and 30 years in prison & up to $25,000 in fines
    • Including: rape, aggravated sexual battery
  • Class C Felony: Between 3 and 15 years in prison & up to $10,000 in fines
    • Including: statutory rape, sexual battery by an authority
  • Class D Felony: Between 2 and 12 years in prison & up to $5,000 in fines
    • Including: aggravated statutory rape
  • Class E Felony: Between 1 and 6 years in prison & up to $3,000 in fines
    • Including: sexual battery, statutory rape

In addition to a prison sentence, a rape conviction will follow you forever and affect the type of life you live long after you have served your time. If you are forced to register as a sex offender, you may have limitations as to how far you can live within a certain distance from a school or daycare. The sex offender registry is part of the public record, and anyone interested can find out all the sex offenders living nearby. Community meetings are the norm if you choose to move to a new city. Mandatory supervision may be required for the remainder of your life.

Contact Our Rape Defense Attorneys in Nashville, TN

No matter the crime you have been accused of committing, you have the right to legal counsel. Our attorneys have experience with sensitive matters involving rape, sexual assault, and other sex offenses. We know how to mount a powerful defense that fully protects our clients’ constitutional rights. Call (615) 265-6383 today.

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Why Choose May McKinney?

A Firm Committed to You, Your Case & Your Future
  • Nearly 80 Years of Combined Experience

    Our accomplished attorneys bring almost eight decades of combined criminal defense experience.

  • Educated In Our Field

    Our team believes in ongoing training in the criminal defense field. Our attorneys are educated in the latest forensic science technology and Attorney Riddle is Trauma Certified.

  • A Team Approach

    Our attorneys work each case as a unit, which is extremely beneficial to our clients. No matter the case size, it's integral to get the experience and knowledge of a team.

  • An Aggressive Defense

    When you choose May McKinney, you are choosing a team that will fight tooth and nail for your rights, your freedom, and your future.

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