Rape Defense Attorney in Solano County
Penalties Associated With a Rape Charge
If you have been charged with rape in Vallejo, Fairfield or anywhere else in Solano County, it is in your best interest to immediately hire a criminal defense lawyer that is experienced and skilled enough to aggressively defend you. The penalties for being found guilty of a rape charge are very harsh and will affect you for the rest of your life. You may be imprisoned for up to six or nine years, depending on the age of the victim you were accused of raping. If you were in the act of committing a burglary and you
assault another with the intent to commit rape, you could be imprisoned for life.
Rape is an act of sexual intercourse against a person's will by means of force, violence or fear. There are many other factors that go into a rape charge. If the act is accomplished by means of drugging or intoxicating another or if they were unconscious at the time, this is also considered rape. Engaging in sexual intercourse with a minor, even though it may be consensual, is classified as statutory rape.
Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Benicia, Fairfield, Dixon, Vallejo & Rio Vista
At Petty and Warshawsky, Attorneys at Law, we will be able to answer any questions you have and explain the exact legal circumstances surrounding being charged with rape and the resulting penalties. We have 35 years of combined experience in criminal defense and can take effective steps to help you with your case. You will need a strong defense in place in order to minimize the consequences of a rape charge.
Evidence will need to be gathered to disprove the charge and a thorough review of the entire case will have to be undertaken to come up with a tough defense strategy. Your future is at stake which makes it vital for you to act quickly.
Contact a rape defense attorney in Solano County
if you have been accused of rape and need assistance disproving the charges.