Rape Defense

Charged with Rape in Los Angeles County?

If you are convicted of a rape in Los Angeles, you face a long jail sentence as well as life-long registration as a sex offender. As with child sex crime charges, rape charges can negatively impact every area of your life. You need an expert defense team to protect your rights.

There are two main instances in which you can be charged with rape in Los Angeles. First, you may be charged if you force sexual intercourse on another person. Second, you may be charged if the person you have had sexual intercourse with was unable to legally give consent. This may be the case if the person was drunk, unconscious, or if you threatened to harm the person.

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In most Los Angeles rape cases, the accused and accuser know each other and often the case comes down to whether the alleged victim gave consent or did not give consent before the alleged rape. In most rape cases, the SART (Sexual Abuse Response Team) team of nurses and doctors and nurses examine the alleged victim. Police will also interview the victim.

In many rape cases, police fail to follow up with witnesses who may shed new light on the case. For this reason alone, it is vital to hire an experienced Los Angeles sex crime defense attorney immediately after being accused. Your attorney can hire investigators to interview these witnesses before the police do, which can help you gather evidence and witness testimony that may be crucial to your case. Your attorney can also evaluate the SART examination evidence as well as the police report.

Many rape cases can be dismissed or defended by hiring a qualified defense attorney quickly.

If you are arrested in Los Angeles for the alleged rape of a person you do not know, much of your case will hinge on eyewitness identification. In these situations, it is vital to hire a qualified Los Angeles attorney immediately. A good attorney can show eyewitnesses different lineups to discredit the testimony police have gathered. An attorney can also set up a live line-up to ensure its fairness and can interview prosecution witnesses to find possible problems in their accounts. Your lawyer can also hire investigators to find and interview alibi witnesses or an expert in eyewitness identification. An expert in eyewitness identification is usually a psychologist who can speak to the racial stereotypes and misidentification often present in lineup procedures and eyewitness identification.

If you are accused of rape, contact the law offices of Stephen Brodsky immediately. With more than twenty years of criminal law experience, Stephen Brodsky has the expertise needed to create a sound defense strategy for you. Call today for a free consultation to discuss your defense strategy.