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Fighting Sexual Misconduct Charges in Lexington, KY

Why You Should Call a Sex Crime Attorney Today

If you’ve been paying any attention to the news lately, you’ve probably heard the term “sexual misconduct” thrown around a lot. If this is something you have been accused of, you’re definitely going to want an experienced attorney by your side, given how likely it is for your reputation and livelihood to be damaged by such accusations in our current climate. But what is sexual misconduct exactly? Our Lexington sex crime lawyers at Bleile & Dawson want you to stay informed.

Keep reading to learn more, and call Bleile & Dawson at (859) 951-3112 or contact us online for a free consultation if you or someone you know has been accused of sexual misconduct.

What Is Sexual Misconduct?

The term sexual misconduct encompasses a wide spectrum of behaviors, but can be broadly defined as any sexual action made by one person towards another without their consent.

Sexual misconduct may constitute anything up to and including:

  • Inappropriate jokes or comments;
  • Inappropriate touching;
  • Inappropriate messages via texting or the Internet;
  • Lewd behavior such as making crude gestures or exposing one’s genitals;
  • Engaging in sexual behavior with another person in front of a third, non-consenting person;
  • Engaging in sexual behavior in a public place;
  • Soliciting;
  • Forced touching, usually involving one person physically making another touch their genitals or other body parts; and,
  • Rape.

Sexual misconduct may be something that happens in a place of business, but it can take place elsewhere, too. Any inappropriate sexual behavior, no matter what the circumstances are, may be deemed as sexual misconduct if one party has been violated by the actions of another.

What Does the Law Say About Sexual Misconduct?

Pinning down the legal definition of sexual misconduct is tricky, as it can vary from state to state. Even in states without specific sexual misconduct laws, many businesses and universities have their own sexual misconduct policies, which lay out specific expectations for employees and students and outline what individuals can and can’t do when they enter a larger organization.

In Kentucky, sexual misconduct may include any number of actions, and a conviction will carry several serious legal consequences with it. According to Kentucky state law, a charge of sexual misconduct alone is a Class A misdemeanor, which may result in up to 12 months behind bars and/or a fine up to $500.

Lawyers Fighting Sex Crime Charges in Kentucky and Beyond

Sexual misconduct accusations can destroy your career and reputation. Don’t let false allegations of sexual misconduct interfere with your life. Hire an experienced Lexington sex crimes lawyer from Bleile & Dawson. With over three decades of collective experience fighting for clients in the Lexington area and across Kentucky, our compassionate and skilled team can be trusted to listen to your side of the story. We will work tirelessly to get you the justice you deserve.

Call Bleile & Dawson anytime at (859) 951-3112. We’re available to talk about your case 24/7, or you can contact us online right now.

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