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Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse or IDSI covers various illegal sex acts. IDSI charges are especially devastating because you face humiliation as a sexual offender, bitter condemnation from others, and many years in prison.

If you’re accused of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse in Pittsburgh, it is critical to hire an experienced sex crime attorney as soon as possible.

The decision to get legal help early could mean the difference between having charges dismissed, reduced, or avoiding years in prison. Do not make a statement about a sexual offense without consulting a local attorney.

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Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse Defined

While IDSI also involves forced sexual intercourse it is different than rape because it includes more sex acts, such as penetration with foreign objects.

In Pennsylvania, a person commits IDSI when:

  • They use force
  • They threaten to use force
  • The person is unconscious or unaware sexual intercourse is occurring
  • The person is substantially impaired
  • A person suffers from a mental disability and cannot consent
  • Someone is less than 16 or four or more years younger, and are not married.

Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse is a felony of the first degree, and you can be sent to prison for up to 20 years.

If you gave someone GHB or another date rape drug, you face up to 10 additional years in prison. When IDSI involves a child under 13, it is a felony of the first degree even if they gave their consent and you can be punished with up to 40 years in prison. Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child resulting in serious bodily injury is also a felony of the first degree. If convicted, you can be sentenced up to the maximum term of life in prison.

IDSI Sex Offender Registration

If found guilty of IDSI, you will have to register as a sex offender. You will face a humiliating situation with many negative repercussions when your spouse, employer, coworkers, and friends find out you were charged with a sex offense.

This stigma will spread through your community and neighborhood. If convicted, your criminal record will impact your ability to get a job, maintain a job, join the military, obtain certain professional licenses or security clearances, or rent an apartment.

What is Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse?
 

What is IDSI? Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse is a serious crime in Pennsylvania. It can carry jail time and sexual registration. If you are charged with IDSI in Pennsylvania, our team of sex crime lawyers can help defend your rights.

Consent and IDSI

Many IDSI cases come down to a dispute about whether consent was given or not. You may have honestly believed the sex act was consensual.

It is possible that someone makes accusations against you afterward and claim they did not consent. The alleged victim may have felt remorse over their participation, or they might feel angry or malicious.

Steps to Take if You Have Been Charged

If you are charged or even accused of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, your first step should be to immediately hire a lawyer. These are serious charges that could lead to decades in prison.

Don’t talk to the police or prosecutors unless your attorney is with you.

When you meet with your lawyer, give them as much information as you can about what happened. If the alleged victim’s accusations are the only evidence against you, your position is stronger than it would be if there were additional evidence. Your attorney will analyze their claims for contradictions or obvious falsehoods.

Questions? Contact me.

Your rights are at stake and you need the best defense to keep them. At Worgul, Sarna & Ness, we will fight to get your Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse charge reduced or dismissed so you can move on with your life.

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