Sex Offenses

Defense Against Accusations Of Sex Offenses

If you are not charged, but you are being investigated, you must contact an attorney immediately. Do not delay. Smart people hire lawyers before they speak with the police. It is not a sign of guilt if you ask for a lawyer.

If you have been charged with a sex crime, the repercussions you face stretch beyond extensive fines and prison time. You run the risk of being labeled a sex offender — a label that is permanent. You need a criminal defense attorney who understands the implications of the sexually oriented offenses. With more than 200 years of combined legal experience defending people who have been accused of sex crimes in Cincinnati, Lebanon and throughout Ohio, we understand the weight of these charges. We will aggressively defend your rights by thoroughly investigating the facts and developing a defense based upon the merits of your case.

Call Rittgers & Rittgers at 513-932-2115 to schedule an initial consultation with one of our criminal defense lawyers who is experienced with handling sex crime accusations.

We are available to assist you with criminal law matters related to any sex crime in Ohio, including the sexually oriented offenses we discuss in more detail below:

In addition to a potential jail or prison sentence, many sexual offenses require sexual offender registration. Tier I offenses require annual notification for up to 15 years, Tier II offenses require registration every 180 days for 25 years, and Tier III offenses require an offender to register every 90 days for the rest of his or her life.

Sexually Oriented Offenses By Tiers

The mere stigma related to the false accusation of a sex offense can ruin a person's life, yet the impact of a conviction is much worse. Through our experience in leadership positions in organizations ranging from the Ohio Criminal Defense Association to the Warren County Bar Association, we have proven that we understand the laws pertaining to sex crimes. We have successfully achieved not guilty verdicts for clients accused of sex crimes and have numerous plea bargains over the past several decades where our clients have escaped the status of being labeled a sexual offender.

Contact us at 513-932-2115 to schedule an initial consultation and find out how we can make certain that your rights are protected.


"Last winter I had the unfortunate experience of being arrested and falsely accused of rape. Upon being booked into the county jail I learned that it was being categorized as a Felony 1 (the highest felony you can receive and carried a sentence of up to 30 years if convicted) While I was in jail my family reviewed local attorney's and came upon Rittgers and Rittgers. With one call (on Thanksgiving I might add) I was set up and visited in jail that day. The attorney I received was named Nicholas Graman. After only one quick meeting with Mr. Graman I was washed over with the biggest relief and confidence that my fate was in the hands of professionals who knew exactly how to handle my current situation. I was soon let out on bail (another thing I feel would not have taken place without Mr. Graman being on my case). The months that followed leading up to my trial I was pretty much able to make contact with Mr. Graman 24 hours a day. Morning, noon, and night. Any questions or comments I needed answered or relayed were immediately met with the full attention they required. Every time i stepped foot into the court room and stood in front of the judge I felt nothing short of secure and confident knowing Mr. Graman had my defense exactly where it needed to be. Every motion filed and every piece of evidence requested were completed in a timely manner. I never once throughout my legal fiasco felt unsure of the decision regarding the Attorney my family chose for me. Even in my down time I did online research of Mr. Graman's past casework and with every click I made it boosted my expectation even further. I even came across an article on his being selected numerous times on the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list and had also been named on the Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers. From then on out I never once questioned any action taken place on my behalf by Mr. Graman concerning my case. I knew I had one of the best attorney's on my side. Eventually, 3 or 4 weeks before my trial was set to begin, the Prosecution decided to dismiss the case or to be technical the ending result was: Case Nolled. Being accused of something of that magnitude carries such a weight that most people normally are not able to properly defend themselves. A lot of times most of those accused of such crimes are labeled guilty by society the moment that they are accused. I honestly feel without having Mr. Graman there to represent and defend me my case probably would have had a different outcome than it did. He literally did everything in his power to ensure my innocence was not only heard, but also seen. I will forever be grateful for the work he puts in and anyone wondering if they should have Rittgers & Rittgers take their case. All I can say is I would probably living with large amounts of regret at the moment if my family had not contacted them that fateful day."

Date published: 04/19/2016

Related Result

Local Mayor Accused of Sexual Imposition. Faced Mandatory Sex Offender Registration: Our client was the mayor of a local village and was accused by an employee of inappropriate sexual touching. He was charged with Sexual Imposition. Although only a misdemeanor, if convicted our client would have been a Registered Sex Offender as required by law. The mayor was removed from office pending trial. Following a jury trial he was found NOT GUILTY and was reinstated as mayor shortly thereafter.

Related Testimonial

Charlie M. Rittgers defended my father during a jury trial. My father was found NOT GUILTY on the charges of sexual imposition and intimidation of witnesses. These were very serious charges and if found guilty my father would have become a registered sex offender, had to move out of his home because of its proximity to a local church and served jail time. Charlie Rittgers proved to be an outstanding attorney during the entire daunting legal process and shined in the court room. His defense of my Father was brilliant and he commanded the respect and trust of the Jury throughout the trial. I would highly recommend Charlie M. Rittgers to anyone looking for a defense attorney who is not only extremely talented and successful but also honest, caring and just an all around good person.

- Anonymous