Harrisburg Criminal Defense Attorney Handling Felony Cases

Although rape is classified as a sex crime, it may also be charged as a violent crime and severely prosecuted. By definition, rape is any type of assault that involves unwanted or forced intercourse and often times, the victim is an acquaintance or friend of the alleged abuser. Rape is one of the most traumatizing offenses that can occur to victims and regardless of gender or age, they will actively pursue harsh penalties against their abuser. It is vitally important that if you are accused of rape that you contact a Harrisburg criminal defense attorney immediately. You need to work with an aggressive legal defender from Crisp and Associates, LLC right away.

According to the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes ยง3121 rape is considered a first-degree felony and if convicted, you will be penalized by a potential $100,000 fine, prison time and life registering as a sexual offender. Rape charges could be brought against you if you were alleged to have had sex with a minor less than 13 years of age, engaged in sexual conduct with someone by force, fear or threat or with someone who was not able to give consent (such as mental incapacity or unconsciousness.) In most cases, convicted felons will receive no less than twenty years of prison time, but if the crime was committed against someone who was a minor or a repeat offender, you may be facing a life sentence.

Defenses Against Your Rape Charges

After an arrest, you may be feeling frustrated, anxious and confused about what your future may hold. At Crisp and Associates, LLC, our criminal defense attorneys are committed to assisting our clients receive the best possible outcome for criminal cases and we may be able to assist you in obtaining a favorable resolution. Rape charges are serious, but our firm will thoroughly investigate your situation and ensure that a strong established. Common defenses against accusations of rape include false accusations, consent of the alleged victim and mistaken identity by witnesses. Our firm will look for weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and if there is not enough evidence to support these charges, we will use this to your advantage. If you are searching for a defense lawyer for rape charges in Harrisburg, do not hesitate to contact Crisp and Associates, LLC today and speak with a member of our legal team through our free case evaluations.