Sexual Abuse Defense Attorney In Albany, Oregon

Allegations of sexual abuse (also called sexual assault) can shatter your reputation and future. Like other sex crimes, these charges involve many layers of challenges. Fighting the charges in the court system can be difficult enough. Yet you must also contend with the court of public opinion. Your right to be innocent until proven guilty may be in jeopardy when you are under fire for alleged criminal sexual conduct, particularly in child sex abuse cases.

I am Forrest Reid, an experienced criminal defense attorney. I handle sexual abuse charges in Albany and the surrounding areas.

I am not afraid to take on high-stakes cases such as sex crimes. My firm belief that everyone deserves a strong defense — no matter the charges against you — underscores everything I do. For over 30 years, I have fought for the rights of thousands of defendants in state and federal courts. You can rely on me for dedicated advocacy and A-to-Z guidance.

How Is Sexual Abuse Different From Rape?

In Oregon, sexual abuse covers conduct that falls short of rape. Nonetheless, the penalties can still be extremely severe, depending on the degree of the offense.

Like rape, sexual abuse charges typically involve allegations that:

  • The other party did not consent
  • The other party was too young to consent
  • The other party was incapacitated (for example, unconscious or mentally impaired)

I handle all degrees of sexual abuse charges. I understand how to navigate the unique hurdles these cases involve. Through tactful representation, I will strive to protect your rights to the fullest extent possible — whether that means undercutting the state's case at trial or negotiating a favorable plea deal.

Pay Nothing To Discuss Your Options With An Experienced Defense Lawyer

Call 541-926-3823 or send me an email to discuss your case during a free consultation. My office is located just across the street from the courthouse in Albany.