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The impact on your life due to an accusation of rape can be devastating. It can affect your emotional well-being, your reputation, your job opportunities, your family and other important aspects of your life. If you are convicted of rape the penalties are severe.

 

Therefore, it is important that you immediately contact Attorney David E. Grande, an experienced Riverside sex crime lawyer so he can try to uncover evidence that will disprove or minimize the damage of a rape allegation before formal charges are filed against you. However, if you have already been charged, he will work to build a strong defense for your case.

 

Definition of Rape in California

 

In general, you may have committed a crime of rape if you have engaged in sexual intercourse against another person’s will or without his or her consent where:

 

  • The victim lacked the capacity to give consent due to intoxication or physical or mental disability.
  • Sexual intercourse occurred by means of physical force, intimidation, duress and threats of harm.
  • Intercourse occurred while the victim was unconscious or asleep.
  • The defendant persuaded sexual intercourse by means of fraudulent representation.

 

Types of Rape Charges

 

California law covers several different types of rape charges including:

 

  • Date Rape:  Date Rape is generally defined as non-consensual sexual activity between you and an acquaintance or friend.

 

  • Spousal RapeThe law defines spousal rape as nonconsensual intercourse that occurs between you and your spouse without their given consent.

 

  • Statutory Rape: Having sexual intercourse with an individual under the age of 18 is considered to be rape, even if that person gave their consent.

 

Possible Penalties for a Rape Conviction

 

In California, a rape conviction is a felony that can result in severe penalties including serving anywhere from 3 to 8 years in state prison, a fine of up to $10,000 and formal probation. In addition, a rape conviction will also require you to register as a sex offender.

 

Your freedom is at stake!

 

Although fighting a rape charge can be difficult, your chances of successfully defending such a serious charge can greatly increase if you hire a skilled criminal defense lawyer such as Attorney David E. Grande, who is strong, highly experienced and knowledgeable in handling rape cases on behalf of clients who have been accused or charged with the crime of rape.

 

Call Riverside rape attorney David E. Grande today to schedule a free consultation. (951) 294-9043

 

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