Rape

Akron Rape Criminal Defense Lawyer

Our Attorneys Defend Accusations of Rape, Statutory Rape, & Date Rape

A conviction of rape charges can have serious consequences including jail time, possible life imprisonment, requirements to register as a “sex offender” for the rest of your life, large fines, and a permanent criminal record. We handle all types of rape cases including statutory rape and date rape. If you have been accused of rape, it is imperative you have a lawyer experienced in rape cases to defend you.

Details Make all the Difference

The smallest details can make the difference between a life of freedom or a life behind bars. Thorough investigation may uncover crucial details that were overlooked. We leave no stone unturned when building a defense to strengthen your case. We may establish you had no motive to commit such an offense, or that the victim had motive to accuse you of the crime. We are committed to finding evidence that may demonstrate you are not guilty. We have represented numerous clients in various rape cases with favorable outcomes. We work to have your charges dropped or negotiate with prosecutors to have charges severely reduced.

Statutory Rape

You can be convicted of statutory rape even if the sex was consensual and both parties were willing. Statutory rape occurs if one party was under the age of consent. In Ohio, the age of consent is 16 to engage in sexual activity with an adult aged 18 or over.

In some instances, it seems unfair to be facing such serious charges when both parties agreed to the sex, especially if you are in a monogamous relationship and it is a parent who is pressing the charges.

This is a serious accusation, and you are facing harsh penalties including jail time, and a permanent label of “sex offender”. Having to register as a sex offender can damage your entire future and job opportunities.

Our lawyers develop a defense based on facts to fight the statutory rape charges. We will use witnesses and medical experts if necessary.

Date Rape

Date Rape is a term used to describe forced or unwanted sexual assault in pre-existing relationships. Date rape occurs not only in newly met couples and acquaintances, but also frequently in spouses and boyfriends or girlfriends who are in romantic relationships. As long as one person doesn’t want to have sex, they could be charged with date rape if they force sex with their partner against their will.

In date rape cases, prosecutors may test for levels of GHB (gamma hydroxybutyric acid), roofies, (rohypnol), ketamine, and other common date rape drugs. These drugs can stay in the blood or urine for days and the hair for weeks. However, the mere presence of drugs does not indicate enough evidence to convict for a date rape charge. Any person could have slipped the drug to the alleged victim, especially if you were both at a public setting like a bar, restaurant, or party.

We work aggressively to uphold your side of the story. By investigating the events of the date in question, and the alleged victims sexual history, we seek our own analysis of the evidence and develop a strong defense to combat the prosecutor’s case against you.

Date rape is a serious accusation, with consequences of having to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. You deserve to have your rights protected. We will fight for your freedom.

Contact Me for a Free Consultation

Contact me today to discuss your case and we will answer your questions with a free consultation. We are committed to providing the most knowledgeable legal counsel available.

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