Rape is a very serious crime in California. Rape is defined as an act of sexual intercourse with someone accomplished through force, threat, or fraud. If you are convicted of committing rape, you can be imprisoned in a state prison for up to a maximum of 8 years. Also, since this is a serious or violent felony, the conviction will be considered a strike under California’s Three-Strikes Law, and the rape conviction can be used to increase your future punishments if you are later convicted of another felony. Most importantly, you will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life if you are convicted of rape. A criminal charge of rape will not only subject you to criminal penalties, but it will also greatly affect your personal life, your job, as well as your family.
How will a Riverside criminal defense attorney help me in my rape case?
A criminal defense attorney can help you raise a strong defense that could release you of criminal liability. Several common defenses to rape include:
• Mistaken identity;
• Insufficient evidence to prove the claim;
• False accusations; and • Consent.
Only an experienced rape attorney will know which defenses to raise in your case.
With your life and liberty on the line, it is important that you speak to a private defense attorney. Not only will they personally guide you through the legal system and answer all your questions, but they will also make time to speak with your family and loved ones and keep them updated on the developments of your case. There is no substitute for the personal care and responsiveness a private attorney can give to you in your rape case.
Why should I retain Wallin & Klarich to represent me in my rape case?
If you or a loved one has be charged with rape, it is important you speak to an aggressive rape defense attorney. The skilled attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have over 30 years of experience dealing with all sorts of rape cases. Our experienced and professional Riverside rape criminal defense attorneys will raise all possible defenses on your behalf. We have offices in Riverside, Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino, Ventura, Victorville, and West Covina. Call our offices at (888) 280-6839 to speak with an attorney now. We will be there when you call.