Unparalleled Criminal Defense Experience
- Focused exclusively on criminal defense
- Handled over 8,500 criminal defense cases
- Represented clients in more than 250 jury trials
- Represented clients in more than 1,000 non-jury trials and suppression hearings
Pennsylvania Sex Crime Defense Attorney
Being charged with any crime can be frightening, but being accused of a sex crime is particularly difficult. You must deal with fear, despair and the ostracism of friends and co-workers at a time when you must focus on your criminal defense strategy.
My name is John J. Kerrigan, and I have been a criminal defense attorney for more than 35 years. The goal of my legal practice is to help people in trouble. If you have been charged with a sex crime, I will fight to keep you out of jail and avoid or reduce the other potentially catastrophic consequences of this accusation.
Contact me to schedule a free initial consultation. I have handled over 8500 cases, including 250 jury trials and 1000 non-jury trials.
Defense of Rape and Sexual Assault Charges
A variety of criminal charges can be brought against people accused of committing sexual or sexually explicit acts with someone without their consent. I defend people accused of sexual offenses such as:
- Rape and sexual assault
- Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse
- Indecent assault and aggravated indecent assault
- Statutory sexual assault (statutory rape)
- Child sex crimes
- Possession or distribution of child pornography
- And other sex offenses
Each of these charges involves specific allegations, and there are specific defenses available for each.
My firm will carefully review the evidence against you, with the help of a forensic specialist if that can support your defense effort. I will also review critical legal issues such as consent and whether your behavior fits the exact definition of the sex offense. If a potentially successful defense strategy exists, I will find it.
Megan's Law Sex Offender Registry
Conviction of a sex charge can land your name on the sex offender registry under Megan's Law. In some cases, there are ways to avoid this situation. I may be able to have your charges reduced or resolve your case without you having to register. It may even be possible to get your name taken off the registry, though that is extremely rare and not easily accomplished.
Experience You Can Depend On
In practice as a criminal defense lawyer since 1972, I have the experience and knowledge needed to help clients avoid conviction. I will work energetically to defend your rights and preserve your freedom. I represent clients throughout Bucks County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia County, and also Federal Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Contact me for a free consultation in my Langhorne office about the defense of an alleged sex offense.