We Assist With Egregious Importuning And GSI Offenses

Gross sexual imposition (GSI) and importuning are serious offenses that Ohio police and prosecutors do not take lightly. Both are felonies that carry severe penalties. At The Sharp Law Firm, LLC, in Columbus, Ohio, we strive to protect the rights of anyone facing sex offense accusations. While others might immediately treat you like you are guilty, we will be your advocates from start to finish.

What Is Gross Sexual Imposition?

GSI is a type of forced sexual contact, but is different from rape because it does not involve intercourse. For an individual to be convicted of GSI, he or she typically must be found guilty of using force or the threat of force, administering drugs or alcohol so the victim could not resist, or having sexual contact with someone under a certain age.

GSI And College Students

The availability of alcohol on and off college campuses in and around Columbus, as well as access to mind-impairing drugs such as rohypnol, means that GSI cases are incredibly common among college-age students. The problem lies in the fact that while some colleges include student legal services in a student's tuition, this isn't the case on all college campuses.

College students accused of forced sexual contact need to understand that whether their college offers student legal services or not, they always have the right to seek legal counsel on their own. Only an attorney with considerable experience handling sex offense cases can help you realize what's at stake in this type of case and help you protect your future.

What Is Importuning?

Unlike GSI, which involves physical contact, importuning involves the solicitation of an individual who is under the age of 13. Often, charges of importuning arise from online police stings.

Both importuning and GSI are extremely serious criminal charges governed by highly complex laws. It is best to contact an attorney immediately if you are being accused or investigated in connection to such charges.

Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Sex offenses carry a great stigma in our society, and often prosecutors are under immense pressure to obtain a conviction. To protect yourself, it is very important to work with an attorney who has your best interests at heart and the knowledge to guide you through the process. At our law firm, we firmly believe that everyone is innocent until proven guilty, and everyone deserves a strong criminal defense no matter what charges he or she is facing.

Arrange A Free Consultation With Lawyer Marianne Sharp Bernardo

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