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If you are charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse or IDSI in Pennsylvania, you might face severe consequences. IDSI is a crime that is similar to rape but covers many different types of sex acts. If you are convicted of an IDSI offense, you could face a long prison sentence and lifetime sex offender registration. This type of offense is serious and should not be handled without help from an experienced criminal defense attorney. A sex crimes lawyer at DiCindio Law can help you by aggressively defending against IDSI allegations. If criminal charges are filed, we can work to secure the most favorable outcome based on the facts and evidence. Attorney Michael DiCindio can carefully review the evidence and help you to understand the charges against you and what you might anticipate next.

What Is Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse?

Under 18 Pa.CS § 3123, IDSI occurs when a person engages in deviate sexual intercourse with someone else in the following ways:

  • With forcible compulsion
  • By threatening forcible compulsion
  • When the victim is unconscious
  • When the victim has been administered intoxicants or drugs to impair his or her ability to resist
  • When the victim is unable to consent because of a mental disability
  • When the victim is younger than 16 and there is an age difference of more than four years

IDSI covers anal penetration, oral or genital penetration with foreign objects, and acts of bestiality.

You might be charged with IDSI with a child if the victim is younger than age 13. If the child suffers serious bodily injury, you could be charged with IDSI with a child with serious bodily injury.

What Are The Penalties For An IDSI Conviction?

The potential penalties for IDSI will depend on how the crime was committed. All types of IDSI are first-degree felonies. For most types, they are punishable by up to 20 years in prison. However, if you are convicted of committing an IDSI offense by administering a date rape drug, you can receive an additional 10-year sentence for a total of 30 years. If you are convicted of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 13, you will face up to 40 years in prison. Finally, a conviction of IDSI with a child with serious bodily injury can result in a sentence of life in prison.

Why People Make False IDSI Allegations In Chester County, PA

Even though the consequences of an IDSI conviction are very severe, some people make false IDSI allegations against others. A person might accuse someone else of committing an IDSI offense out of jealousy, spite, revenge, anger, or misunderstanding. These types of allegations may not result in a conviction but could cause you to be arrested, face criminal charges, and to experience stigma and humiliation.

In many cases, alcohol or drugs are involved. You might be charged with an IDSI offense when you believed that you engaged in consensual sex, but the alleged victim claims that they were impaired to a degree that he or she could not consent.

It can be difficult to prove that you engaged in consensual sex. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can help you to investigate your case, gather evidence, and find any witnesses who can speak in your defense. Your defense lawyer might recover text messages and other evidence that support your story and work to build a strong defense to your charges.

What To Do If You Are Arrested For An IDSI Offense

Most people who are charged with IDSI offenses are overwhelmed and unsure of what to do. If you are arrested, do not make statements or do anything to make the officer angry. These types of reactions can make your situation worse and cause the officer to be more aggressive in the case against you. If you are charged with an IDSI offense, you will likely be taken to jail. While you are in custody, do not talk to anyone about your charges or agree to be interrogated by an officer. If you are asked to talk about what happened, simply tell the police that you want to speak to a lawyer and to assert your right to remain silent. If you allow yourself to be questioned, any statements that you make can be used against you. You should never agree to talk to the police or a prosecutor without an attorney. You should also not talk about your case during phone calls from the jail or to a cellmate.

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What Can A Criminal Defense Attorney Near Me?

When you work with an experienced criminal defense attorney at DiCindio Law, we will start by carefully reviewing the police reports, medical reports, and other evidence that the prosecutor and police are using against you. Your attorney will analyze the evidence to determine the strength of the state’s case and help you to understand your options and the potential defenses that could be raised.

Some IDSI cases only involve the alleged victims’ claims. If your case simply involves accusations without other evidence, you will be in a stronger position. Your attorney will carefully search for contradictions and any portion of the claimant’s allegations that could not have occurred as he or she has claimed. Your attorney will also review any medical reports or DNA tests and might work with experts to challenge these types of evidence.

Get Help From An Experienced Sex Crimes Lawyer In Chester County, PA

If you are charged with an IDSI offense, you will likely face outrage from the community and a prosecutor who is determined to win a conviction. Retaining an experienced attorney is important to help you to fight against these types of accusations.

Your attorney can carefully analyze the evidence and help you to understand the options that you have. If you retain a lawyer before charges are filed, it is possible that your lawyer might be able to convince the prosecutor not to file charges because of the weaknesses of the case against you. Schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney at DiCindio Law today by calling us at 610.430.3535.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime in Pennsylvania, contact Mike DiCindio, Esq today at 610.220.4691!

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