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Florida Rape Lawyer Handling Date Rape Crimes

Date rape is interpreted as nonconsensual sexual activity between two individuals who have had a previous relationship of some kind. Date rape can be multifaceted and include narcotics, intoxicating substances or anesthetics that can hinder a person’s mood and behavior inhibiting them from consenting to a sexual act. Rape is one of Florida’s most severe crimes with quite severe consequences. For these reasons, it is crucial to consult an experienced Florida rape lawyer as soon as you have been accused. Our attorneys offer aggressive legal representation and work diligently to protect your rights. Contact us today to see how we can help you fight your allegations. 

How Florida Defines Date Rape

In Florida, date rape allegations can be prosecuted under four elements:

  1. The victim was at least 12 years or older
  2. Defendant performed a sexual act upon or with the victim in which his or her sexual organ penetrated or had union with the victim’s vagina or anus
  3. Defendant performed a sexual act upon or with the victim in which an object penetrated the victim’s anus or vagina
  4. The sexual act was committed without the victim’s consent

Date Rape Crime Theories 

This crime has two theories that can accompany it defending on the actual date rape charge:

  • Without prior knowledge or consent of the victim, the defendant had knowledge of someone else or they themselves dispensed a narcotic, anesthetic, or other intoxicating substance to the victim that mentally or physically debilitated their presence at the time the sexual act was performed.
  • Victim was physically incapacitated.

Why Should You Seek Legal Counsel After Being Accused of Date Rape?

It is important that your attorney understand rape charges and the reasons sometimes accusations can erupt and possibly ruin an innocent reputation. Sometimes knowing the right questions to ask can save you your freedom. Does the assumed victim have motives behind filing a date rape charge? Does the assumed victim have a history of making date rape allegations? Does the victim have a reason to be angry with the accused? Did a significant amount of time pass before the alleged victim decided to contact authorities and file charges? Our Florida rape lawyers and staff can find the answers to pertinent questions that could restore your rights.

Protect Your Rights With the Help of an Experienced Florida Rape Lawyer

If you have been charged with date rape, you need to contact a Florida rape lawyer at once. The attorneys at our firm know Florida law and state prosecution methods which can be used towards your best defense. Depending on what type of date rape charge you are facing, prison sentences can vary anywhere from 6.5 years to 30 years without parole. You could also face heavy fines and mandatory registration as a sex offender, sexual predator, or both.

We can begin protecting your rights as soon as you contact us. We offer free and confidential consultations, so do not delay. Call us at 866-608-5529 or reach out to us online.

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