Los Angeles Rape Lawyers
Have you been accused of sexual assault or rape in Los Angeles? If so,
you will need to consult a
Los Angeles sex crimes attorney immediately. Even if you have not been formally charged, an attorney will
be essential in working to ensure no charges are filed and that you get
the best outcome in your case.
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Rape and Sexual Assault Charges in California
Any unwanted sexual contact which is forced upon a victim is considered
sexual assault. This includes a victim who says no or who is incapacitated
physically or mentally and is therefore unable to say no. It is important
to note, at this point, that California law tends to work in favor of
the alleged victim in many rape and sexual crime cases. In fact, a victim
does not need to actually say "no" in order for consent to be
denied and for sexual intercourse or a sex act to qualify as rape. For
this reason, a sexual assault or rape case can become complex and proving
guilt can become confusing and subjective – open to interpretation,
to a degree.
We Know How to Counter the Allegations Against You
Your criminal defense attorney will need to be extremely experienced and
skilled in defending sex crime charges if you will have any chance of
avoiding a conviction for sexual assault or rape. At Okabe & Haushalter,
we have the experience and the ability to be effective in court –
even in the face of these accusations and charges.
Some defenses we may be able to utilize include:
- Consent was actually given
- False accusation
- Lack of physical evidence
- Mistaken identity
- No witnesses or unreliable witnesses
- Motive of the victim to make a false accusation
- The victim's past behavior
Types of Sexual Assault and Rape Charges in Los Angeles
Sexual assault includes groping, molestation, attempted rape, touching,
assault and battery and rape. Rape may be further classified as statutory
rape, spousal rape or
date rape, depending upon the circumstances. No matter the specific charges you
face, any sex crime charge is serious and will carry heavy penalties under
Your lawyer will need to fight to protect your rights and to help you avoid
these penalties, which for a standard rape charge may include:
- 3, 6 or 8 years in state prison
- Lifetime sex offender registration
- Felony conviction on your criminal record
Our Los Angeles sexual assault and rape defense attorneys proudly serve
individuals throughout California. We are qualified to help clients accused
of or arrested for sexual assault or rape throughout Los Angeles and the
South Bay area. Call us at (310) 953-3799 to request a FREE CONSULTATION.
Accused of sexual assault? Contact a
Los Angeles rape defense attorney today!