Orlando Rape Defense Lawyer
Legal Representation for Rape Crime Charges
Rape is the most serious of all sex crimes. It is defined as sexual activity that is forced upon a person against that person's will. The forceful sexual activity can be coupled with threats, violence, and injury or death. In order for one to be charged with rape, three elements must be proven by the prosecution:
- The accused engaged in a sexual act with the victim in which his or her sexual organ, or an object, made contact with the victim's sexual organ or anus.
- The victim was at least 12 years of age at the time the offense was committed
- The victim did not consent to the sexual act in any way
It is important that you contact an Orlando sex crime lawyer at Jaeger & Blankner if you have been charged with rape. A conviction on rape charges can carry extremely serious penalties. We will investigate your charges in order to build a comprehensive defense that is intended to help you avoid these penalties. With our assistance, there may be a much stronger likelihood that your case will conclude in manner that is wholly beneficial to you.
The Penalties for Rape Conviction
A rape crime conviction will result in very severe consequences. The minimum punishment includes five years in prison for a first offense, provided that you have no priors. The maximum punishment includes 15 years of prison time. In addition, you may be required to register as both a sex offender and a sexual predator for the rest of your life. This can have a significantly negative impact on your employment opportunities, your persona l life, and your choice of residence.
If you are facing rape charges, contact an Orlando rape defense attorney who will be able to provide you with professional defense services in your case.