Rape

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Long Beach Rape Defense Lawyer

Under California state law, rape occurs any time two people engage in sexual intercourse without the consent of one of the parties. This is not limited to cases in which the victim was overpowered by force or threats of violence or was compelled by duress or fraud. It also includes situations where the victim was unable to provide consent.

Charged with Rape or Sexual Assault?

Legally, an individual under the age of 18 cannot provide consent to have sex.

The same is true of people who are:

  • Mentally retarded
  • Unconscious
  • Severely intoxicated

In any of these cases, the alleged perpetrator may be arrested, charged with a felony, and sentenced to spend years in prison and register as a sex offender. Fortunately, there are many proven defense strategies that can be used to fight against allegations of rape. For example, it may be possible to demonstrate that you have been falsely accused by a former lover who is retaliating against you for ending the relationship or for being unfaithful.

In other cases, it can be argued that the defendant had reason to believe that the other party had consented, such as if two people began to have sex but the alleged victim failed to communicate that he or she no longer wished to continue. In some cases, it may even be possible to argue that the suspect has been mistakenly identified as the perpetrator in a case where the perpetrator and victim do not have a preexisting relationship.

You Need Effective Legal Representation

One thing you must not do after being accused of rape is to have any contact with the accuser. Investigators will sometimes have an alleged victim make a phone call to the suspect, requesting an explanation or an apology. Unbeknownst to the suspect, the call is being recorded for later use as evidence in court. Safeguard your rights and protect your future by hiring a Long Beach criminal defense attorney from West Coast Defense to represent you. We have extensive experience representing and have a proven record of reaching favorable results.

Call us now at (800) 922-6989 to schedule a no-cost legal consultation. A rape conviction can mean long prison sentences and social stigmas. Make sure you have effective legal counsel so your rights are protected.

The Winning Defense Team

  • Case DISMISSED Charged with Battery
  • Misdemeanors were dismissed. Carrying a Concealed Knife
  • Case Dismissed Assault and battery
  • ALL ALLEGATIONS WERE DROPPED Arrested for Violation of Probation
  • All felony charges DISMISSED Arrested for Felony Arson
  • CASE DISMISSED Arrested for Domestic Violence
  • Case was dropped Arrested for Domestic Violence
  • DRUG CHARGES DISMISSED Arrested for a Felony possession
  • Case Dismissed Accused of sexual assault
  • CASE DISMISSED Accused of Child Molestation