Rape Defense Lawyer in Riverside

Sex Crime Lawyer Serving Temecula & Riverside

If you've been charged with rape in California, it can have a detrimental effect on almost every aspect of your life, including relationships, employment opportunities, and living situations. Without someone on your side, fighting such charges can be an isolating experience.

As a Riverside sex crime lawyer, Attorney Grande knows that nothing is more important than preserving your innocence and can use his experience to work toward that. His extensive knowledge of California's legal system can benefit your case, but it is important to contact him as soon as possible.

Possible Penalties for a Rape Conviction

Rape occurs when someone forces a victim to have sex against the victim's will. Statutory rape occurs when an individual who is 18 years of age or older has sex with someone younger than 18 years old. Even if the act was consensual, the adult can still be charged with rape.

Rape charges vary based on circumstances and the age of the victim. The most common penalties include:

  • Fines: Up to $70 paid to the victim or up to $1,000 paid to a women's shelter
  • Incarceration: A minimum of three years
  • Probation: Mandatory meetings with a probation officer and may be required to fulfill additional duties

A rape conviction can also require the defendant to register as a sex offender. One of the most used defenses for a rape charge is to claim that the act was consensual. If this can be proved, then the court may be unable to convict the defendant.

Your future is on the line!

While fighting a rape charge is difficult, it is by no means impossible and Attorney Grande knows this first hand. He has successfully represented hundreds of clients throughout Southern California and would be honored to represent you, as well.

If you are ready to fight your charges in Riverside or Temecula, contact a sex crime lawyer for your free consultation.

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