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Palo Alto Date Rape Attorney

Offensive sexual intercourse, with or without the presence of drugs, is another serious crime in California that may force the accused into lengthy imprisonment and lifetime of sex offender registration. Date rape often happens when a man or woman has their drink ‘spiked’, and just before the victim loses consciousness, they’re coerced into sexual activity against their will.

The mere accusation of date rape could ruin an innocent person’s life. A highly respected date rape attorney should be phoned immediately after approached by investigators. Okabe & Haushalter understands the seriousness of date rape charges, and will quickly come to the accused person’s defense.

Under California Penal Code, unwarranted sex or sexual advances while the victim is under the influence of alcohol or another sedative is considered a felony, with sentences that could easily reach double digits.

Accused of Date Rape? Don’t Speak.

One common mistake committed by individuals accused of date rape is being tricked into implicating themselves when they are, in fact, innocent. Being in the area victim was having cocktails, trying to phone the victim after they left, or attempting to help an unconscious victim could easily put innocent people on an investigator’s suspect list, and warrant hiring an expert Palo Alto date rape attorney.

There are four types of drugs often associated with date rape. They include:

  • Gamma hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), which comes in liquid, pill or powder form. As it’s odorless and tasteless, darker liquids make GHB impossible to notice. Although this medication is legalized in America for treating insomnia, using it during the commission of a crime is illegal.
  • Rohypnol, otherwise known as ‘roofies’, is a widely popular date rape drug. Like GHB, this drug causes motor skill impairment and leaves victims vulnerable to unwarranted sexual advances. This drug is completely illegal in all U.S. states.
  • Ketamine, or ‘Special K’, is a popular local anesthetic for animals. Given in high doses, humans can experience hallucinogenic effects, loss of memory and incoordination. As this drug is legal and often found in animal clinics, it’s easily accessible for use in date rape crimes.
  • Alcohol is easily the most widely used date rape drug. When taken in higher doses, individuals with low tolerance can lose coordination and consciousness, which creates a perfect storm for date rape activities.

Possession of any legal drugs doesn’t automatically mean that an individual is guilty of date rape.

We Defend Date Rape Allegations

In our many years of criminal defense, we know innocent people can be accused of heinous crimes. Date rape is one serious charge carrying a range of penalties that can ruin an innocent person’s life forever, while the guilty person gets away with their crimes.

You’re under no obligation to incriminate yourself you’ve been charged with date rape. Questioning can happen with your Palo Alto date rape attorney present. Even if you are found guilty or admit guilt, our firm can negotiate a fair deal prior to a jury trial.

Okabe & Haushalter defends persons accused of date rape and other sexual crimes in California. Cause immediately to discuss your case.