Southern California and Los Angeles Date Rape Attorney

If you or a loved one have been charged with or arrested for the crime of date rape, you should immediately call Southern California and Los Angeles Date Rape Attorney at The H Law Group. Our date rape attorneys have the experience and knowledge to best defend you against a charge of date rape in the State of California. If you’ve been charged with date rape, schedule your free consultation today by filling out the contact form below or by calling us at 1 (213) 370-0404.

What is Date Rape?

Date rape is a form of acquaintance rape that occurs between two acquaintances, friends, or sexual partners. To explain, date rape is a rape that occurs between two people who are dating or were voluntarily spending time together. Although date rape sounds less criminal than rape, it is prosecuted and punished just as severely as rape. Also, date rape and rape are prosecuted under California Penal Code Section 261 (261 PC).

That said, at The H Law Group, we know that women and men often make false accusations of date rape against their significant other or romantic partner. They do so either because they’re jealous, angry, or feeling neglected. Once a woman reports that her boyfriend raped her, the police will likely arrest you, and you’ll have to defend yourself in court. If you find yourself in this unfortunate event, please contact a rape defense attorney at The H Law Group. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to achieve the best possible outcome for you. If someone is planning on accusing you of date rape, you should immediately contact us to begin preparing for the legal ramifications.

Date Rape and Voluntary Intoxication

The prosecution can charge an individual with date rape if he has sex with another individual who has voluntarily consumed enough alcohol and/or drug, making them unable to resist the sexual encounter. For example, if you’re on a date, and you take your date back to your apartment where you enjoy some drinks together, your date is sloppy, barely being able to walk, and her speech is slurred. If you proceed to have sex with her, you should know that you may be prosecuted for date rape if the prosecution can show that your date was unable to freely and voluntarily consent to have sex with you. Also, it will be left up to the judge or the jury to determine whether your date was intoxicated to the point where she could not have consented to engage in sex with you. For example, if your date was too drunk and fell asleep. If you pull down her pants while she’s passed out, you will be convicted of date rape because there is no way she consented. That said, if you’re charged with date rape, contact a rape defense lawyer at The H Law Group. Our rape lawyers have the experience and knowledge necessary to best defend you in court.

Date Rape and Involuntary Intoxication

A person can also be charged with date rape if he causes another person to become involuntarily intoxicated. This situation is prevalent where a man slips a date rape drug, such as Rohypnol, in his date’s drink to causes the victim to become intoxicated and unconscious so that the victim will be unable to resist or stop the defendant from having sex with her. If this is your situation, the prosecution can charge you and convict you of rape under California Penal Code Section 261. If you’re in this situation, you need an outstanding criminal defense attorney to defend you. 

Previous Sexual Intercourse

Some people believe that because they’ve had sex before with the alleged victim that the victim’s consent is not an issue, but the truth is that the prosecution looks at each encounter to determine whether there was consent. So, the fact that you’ve previously had sex with the alleged victim does not permit you to have sex with her while she’s unconscious or very intoxicated. For example, if you and Emily have had sex in the past, and one night she is so drunk that she passes out on your couch. If you proceed to take her pants off and have sex with her, you might be charged with and convicted of date rape. If the alleged victim is under the age of 18 and you’re over 18, the prosecution might bring statutory rape charges against you, as well. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, please contact the rape criminal defense attorneys at The H Law Group, we will fight for you when no one else will. 

Registration as a Sex Offender

If you’re convicted of date rape, one of the consequences that you should keep in mind is that you will have to register as a sex offender for life. As such, you must contact a Los Angeles date rape attorney to defend you in court. Registering as a sexual offender is one of the worst things that can happen to an individual because the defendant’s name will be on tens, if not hundreds of websites labeling him a sex criminal. Also, there will be a photo of him, as well as other identifying information posted online to notify the people around him that he is a sex criminal.

CPC 289 Rape with a Foreign Object

Rape with a foreign object, correctly known as forcible penetration with a foreign object, is a crime that a defendant can be charged with if he inserts a sex toy or his fingers into another person’s vagina or anus without the victim’s consent. A defendant could be charged with CPC 261 and CPC 289 if the rape occurred while the individual is unable to consent, such as when she is voluntarily or involuntarily intoxicated.

Los Angeles Date Rape Lawyer

If you’re being investigated for or charged with date rape, you should immediately contact an experienced Los Angeles Date Rape Attorney to provide you with the legal defense that you deserve. Our attorneys are experienced and will do their best to get you the best possible deal or have the charges against you dismissed. The outcome depends on the specific facts of your case. Contact us at nima@thehfirm.com or by calling us at 1 (213) 370-0404.

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