Newport Beach Rape Defense Lawyer
In California, rape allegations are extremely serious that can impact the rest of someone’s life. Not only does a conviction carry a lengthy prison sentence but it will require someone to register as a sex offender for the rest of their life. Consequently, retaining an experienced and reputable Newport Beach rape defense lawyer is vital to successfully presenting your case.
Rape is defined under Penal Code 261 pc making it unlawful to have unconsensual intercourse with another. Rape allegations can be charged in several ways, including:
- Force or Fear
- Mental Incapacity
- Unconscious / Intoxication
- Statutory Rape
Rape allegations ordinarily begin with the purported victim filing a police report with local law enforcement. The case will rest solely upon the credibility of the victim’s testimony unless the accusation(s) are supported with corroborating evidence e.g., DNA, body marks, text messages, eyewitnesses, or video evidence. In those instances, law enforcement arranges for a pretext (recorded) telephone call from the alleged victim to the suspect in order for the suspect to make an incriminating admission corroborating the alleged victim’s story.
Early intervention by an attorney familiar and experienced in handling sex crimes is extremely important when mounting your defense. The longer someone waits, the more likely critical evidence could be lost, destroyed, or deleted. Common defenses to rape charges include voluntary consent, false accusations, mistaken identification, or alibi of the accused.
Contact an Experienced Newport Beach Rape Defense Lawyer
If you’ve been arrested or are under investigation for a sex crime, then you need to contact the Law Offices of John D. Rogers for a free confidential consultation concerning your rights and potential defenses. Call us today to speak with an experienced Newport Beach rape defense attorney. Effective representation can make the difference of a lengthy prison sentence or having the case rejected altogether.
Law Offices of John D. Rogers
4000 MacArthur Blvd. East Tower Suite 615
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Toll Free: (949) 625-4487