St. Louis Sexual Assault Defense Lawyer

Are you facing criminal charges for rape or statutory rape? Sexual assault charges of any kind are a very serious matter. If convicted of a sex crime, you could face significant criminal penalties and you may be required to register as a sex offender.

Fortunately, there are many ways that an experienced criminal defense lawyer can make a difference in your case. If you face charges in the greater St. Louis area, I can help.

I am Melissa Featherston, a St. Louis sexual assault defense attorney dedicated to providing the strong defense you require. I defend clients against a wide range of sexual assault charges. Acts that may constitute sexual assault or related sex offenses include:

  • Rape
  • Statutory rape
  • Date rape
  • Simple or aggravated sexual assault

For a strong defense, contact my law office in St. Louis, Missouri.

You Have a Right to a Zealous Defense

If retained to handle your case, I am dedicated to raising a strong defense on your behalf. There are many defenses to sexual assault charges. If you have been charged with rape, consent or mistake of identity may be viable defenses. If you have been accused of statutory rape, the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you had intercourse or other sexual conduct with a minor that is prohibited by statute.

Since many sexual assault cases come down to a simple he said-she said situation, it is critical that you have an attorney who is committed to investigating the facts of your case and examining ways to effectively challenge the prosecution's theory of the case. You can rely on me to provide the thorough and aggressive defense you require.

Contact a St. Charles Statutory Rape Defense Attorney

If you need to speak with an attorney about a sexual assault charge or investigation, I am pleased to offer a free and confidential consultation. For assistance, call 314-400-2302 or contact me by e-mail.