Los Angeles Rape Defense Attorney in Beverly Hills, CA
Having an experienced Los Angeles Rape Defense Attorney on your side can make a huge difference when facing charges of rape. Especially for those who are being charged of rape or other sex crimes and do not understand why they have been accused. Additionally, they may not fully understand the charges they are facing, and whether they should fight or take the plea bargain.
The prosecution will have experts on their side, and you should as well. Trust your defense to the Law Advocate Group, LLP. Based in Beverly Hills, our firm can handle a broad range of cases throughout Los Angeles and Southern California.
California Rape Crimes We Defend Against Include:
Accusations of Rape Charges
No matter what the exact charge, accusations of rape are serious. A conviction can bring life-changing consequences, often including a prison sentence, loss of employment, damaged reputation and lifelong listing on the sex offender registry.
Our Beverly Hills Rape Defense Attorneys prepare for your trial with the end goal of winning your case in mind. Unlike general criminal defense lawyers, we understand the motivations that can be behind a sex crime accusation as well as the psychology of the accusers. We thoroughly and painstakingly research the law and the evidence against you in order to build a strong case on your behalf. We work with the best-known private investigators and psychologists in order to dig deep into the evidence and make sure you and your case are well-prepared for trial. We won’t take a plea bargain unless it is in your best interests, which often it is not.
A Law Advocate Group’s Los Angeles Rape Defense Attorney in Beverly Hills is your first line of defense when accused of rape in Southern California.
It is important to contact us as soon as possible in order to begin defending your legal rights. Call us toll free at 800-673-3148 or fill out and submit the online contact form. We offer evening, weekend and off-site appointments and accept all major credit cards.
Los Angeles Rape Defense Law Firm | Law Advocate Group, LLP Beverly Hills
Under Los Angeles, California Penal Code 261, rape is defined as any “non consensual sexual intercourse accompanied by means of threat, force, or fraud.” Consent is defined as cooperation in action or attitude out of one’s own free will (i.e., they freely agree to it).
Sexual intercourse is defined in California as any penetrative act – however slight – that is sexual in nature. Even sexual penetration with foreign objects can satisfy this requirement.
Under California rape laws, threats are generally statements that promise some sort of retaliation if the victim does not comply with the order. A threat could be used in a rape case if, for example, you tell the victim that you will steal her money if she refuses to have sex with you.
Sentencing and Punishment for Rape under PC 261
Rape is a violent crime, and a conviction for rape is devastating. If you are found guilty or plead guilty to a rape charge, you must attend a formal sentencing hearing. At the sentencing hearing, the court will decide whether to sentence you to 3, 6, or 8 years in state prison. In addition, you will be required to register as a sex offender per California Penal Code 290. This is a lifelong registration requirement. If the victim was a minor, then you will be facing a sentence between 7 and 13 years in state prison. If you are charged with raping your spouse or someone who lives with you, then you can also be charged with Corporal Injury on a Spouse or Cohabitant under California Penal Code 273.5 and can face an additional prison sentence of up to 4 additional years in state prison or one year in county jail, depending on whether or not it is charged as a felony or misdemeanor, as well as a fine of as much as $6,000.
If you are currently being charged with rape or facing sentencing for a rape conviction, you should contact a Los Angeles Rape Defense Attorney at Law Advocate Group, LLP immediately.
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Our Los Angeles Rape Defense Attorneys are based in Beverly Hills, CA where our criminal defense lawyers have acquired over 80 years of combined experience in legal representation. Our skills and knowledge are a top resource for our clients that has been recognized by industry peers and judges. If you have a criminal matter specifically involving murder or manslaughter, please take a moment to fill out the form below so that we may get in contact with you.
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Accused of Rape? Contact a Los Angeles Rape Defense Attorney Today
Our Los Angeles Rape Defense Attorneys serve all of Los Angeles from our headquarters in Beverly Hills. Accusations and charges of rape are serious crimes, and we highly recommend you get in touch with an experienced Los Angeles rape defense lawyer to discuss your case.