Tuscaloosa Sexual Assault Lawyer

Experience When You Need It

Sexual assault is a serious charge with serious consequences. It can include prison time as well as community notification according to the Alabama Community Notification Act or the federal Sex Offender Registration Notification Act (SORNA). For example, the penalties for statutory rape are:

  • Two to 20 years in prison for second-degree statutory rape of someone between the age of 12 and 16, where the accused is at least two years older

  • Life in prison (10 to 99 years) for first-degree rape of a person of 16 or older having sexual intercourse with someone under age 12

My name is Joel Sogol, and I have been a criminal defense lawyer since 1974. If I act as your Tuscaloosa sexual assault attorney, you can be certain that you are in good hands. I won't be learning criminal defense on the job at your expense.

West Central Alabama Rape Attorney

If you are my client and have been charged with a sexual assault, including rape or attempted rape, we will initially typically follow two courses of action at the same time. The course we end up pursuing to the finish line will be your decision. The two courses of action are:

  • Settle the case: Depending on the circumstances, this is sometimes the best option. There are a number of factors that can be negotiated, including probation, SORNA registration, treatment and other conditions. If the prosecution offers good settlement terms, I'll be able to spot them.
  • Go to trial: I've defended more than 200 clients in jury trials. I know my way around the courtroom. I understand how to appeal to a jury and how to examine witnesses. I know how to get the job done if you decide to pursue this course of action.

I would like you to be one of my satisfied clients when we're done with your defense.

Contact Attorney Sogol Now

I am available during business hours and by appointment on the weekends. I always provide the initial consultation at no charge. Call 205-409-3188 or toll free at 866-461-6249 to schedule an appointment. You may also contact my law firm via e-mail.