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.
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
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.