Defending Date Rape Charges

In the state of Florida, the penalties for sex crimes are harsh. In addition to long jail times, a conviction may require registration as a sex offender. If you have been accused of date rape, the stigma can stay with you for life. To protect your future, secure an experienced date rape attorney as soon as possible.

What Does the Accusation of Date Rape Mean?

The term date rape generally refers to non-consensual sex between individuals who were previously acquainted. Date rape drugs, like Rohypnol, do not have to be used for a date rape accusation. Likewise, alcohol or other impairing drugs may, or may not, be involved.

Evidence

Evidence in date rape cases is important. Unlike other crimes, sex crimes rarely have witnesses beyond the two parties involved. Prosecutors will be relying on medical evidence and other indicators consistent with non-consensual sex to prove their case against you.

Do Not Make a Statement

Even if you feel you were wrongly accused, do not make a statement to officials. In fact, do not discuss your case with anyone except your attorney. Law enforcement will likely review all your communications–including those with friends, family and the accusing party. Often the alleged victim is requested to act as an agent for law enforcement in an effort to gather evidence against you.

Aggressive Defense

With so much at stake, you need a rigorous defense. An attorney experienced in sex crime litigation will know how best to defend your particular situation. The experienced attorneys at Stechschulte Nell have successfully defended hundreds of sex crime cases. In most circumstances, they can help you stay out of jail and avoid having to register as a sex offender.

One bad situation should not ruin your life. Call now and let Stechschulte Nell prepare your defense.