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Defense for Rape Charge in Los Angeles

Have you been charged with rape?

Under California penal code 261, it is considered to be rape when you have non-consensual intercourse, meaning that there was sexual penetration without the consent of the other individual. This means that if your partner was unconscious and unable to consent, it is still considered to be rape. They do not have to physically resist the sexual act in order for the crime of rape to occur. Facing rape charges can be a terrifying and unpredictable experience and you could face substantial criminal penalties if you are indeed found guilty. A rape accusation alone is an embarrassing allegation that can tatter your reputation, your career, and your family and social life. A Los Angeles criminal defense attorney from the firm may be to investigate the events leading up to your arrest and can contest the prosecution's accusations before any formal charges are filed.

Types of Rape Charges

There are several different rape charges that you can end up with, all the depending on the age of your partner and whether or not they are blood related. The three main rape offenses include date rape, spousal rape and statutory rape. A sex crime is constituted as date rape when you have non-consensual sexual activity with a friend, acquaintance or just a person that you're on a date with. When sexual penetration occurs with your spouse without their consent then it can be considered spousal rape. One of the most serious sex offenses is statutory rape which is when you have consensual sex with a person under the age of 18. This criminal charge can get confusing because California recognizes a defense rule that looks to see if the defendant and the alleged victim are less than three years apart. If they are close in age, the crime could be considered to be a misdemeanor instead of a felony. To learn the specific criminal penalties that you could be facing, contact Los Angeles criminal attorney Mr. Bernstein.

The laws can be harsh and unforgiving to alleged rape offenders and without aggressive criminal defense you could be sentenced to a year in a county jail or 2-4 years in a state prison and/or pay a fine of $2,000 up to $25,000 for a statutory rape conviction. The younger the alleged victim is the more severe the criminal penalties become. A violent rape crime could result in a 3, 6, or 8 years sentence in a state prison and will count as a strike against you according to the California three-strike law. It will also result in a lifetime sex offender registration which will follow you wherever you go. With attorney Robert Bernstein fighting on your behalf, your chances of success will grow substantially. Don't leave your entire future at risk, take up the necessary legal protection and protect your reputation.

Criminal Attorney With Former Prosecution Experience

Since Robert Bernstein has a background in criminal prosecution, he has unique insight and knowledge that transcends both sides of the criminal justice system. His experience could be a valuable asset to your case and could mean the difference between freedom and incarceration. That is why it is in your best interest to obtain the qualified rape charge defense defense attorney from our firm when you are facing charges of rape. Mr. Bernstein will aggressively protect your rights and your best interests and work tirelessly to have your charges reduced or dismissed altogether. He has defended against even the most austere criminal charges and has achieved great results for his past clients.

If you have been charged with rape in the state of California, take legal action at once and contact a Los Angeles sex crime attorney at the firm today!

Success in the Courtroom

Look Through Some of Our Recent Case Results
  • Case Dismissed Our Client was Facing 3 Years in Prison for Statutory Rape with Bodily Injury (pregnancy) Case Dismissed.
  • No Charges Filed Our Client was Facing 6 Years in Prison for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender. No Charges Filed.
  • Not Guilty at Trial Our Client was Facing up to 11 Years in Prison for Date Rape / False Imprisonment. Not Guilty at Trial.
  • Case Dismissed Our Client was Facing up to 16 Years in Prison for Child Molestation. Case Dismissed.
  • Reduced to a Misdemeanor Our Client was Facing up to 4 Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography. Reduced to a Misdemeanor.
  • Reduced to a Misdemeanor Our Client was Facing up to 4 Years in Prison for Sexual Battery. Reduced to a Misdemeanor.
  • Reduced to Disturbing the Peace Our Client was Facing up to 6 Months in LA County Jail for Solicitation of Prostitution. Reduced to Disturbing the Peace.
  • Not Guilty at Trial Our Client was Facing up to a Year in Jail for Lewd Conduct. Not Guilty at Trial.

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