Date Rape Charges

There are many reasons people are falsely accused of date rape, but these accusations usually involve an accuser that is is embarrassed by their actions, or cannot remember consenting to sex.

When an accuser cannot remember consenting to sex, they may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and in hindsight, believe that they wouldn't have consented to it.  It is very important in these cases to look at the behavior of the accuser, as often times unbiased witnesses will have observed them behaving in ways that they subsequently deny to the police and prosecuting attorney.  These accusers are very convincing, since in their own minds they did not consent.  We have handled cases where the accuser was the initiator of sexual contact, and this was observed by others.  In these cases the police do not always do a thorough investigation, and may initiate a prosecution without having interviewed important witnesses.  We utilize the services of a private investigator to fully document what occurred in these cases, and seek justice for our clients.

Other times an accuser is embarrassed that they had sex with the accused, and instead of facing this embarrassment, they claim it was rape.  This can occur when parents find out about a minor being sexually active, or when a spouse or partner becomes aware of an affair.

The police often will accept the story given by the accuser, without questioning their credibility or reasons to exaggerate their claims.  The police are often emotionally swayed by the tears and emotions in these cases, and will become personally invested in seeking a conviction.  When you speak to a biased police officer, you are trusting them to document exactly what you say, but often times they will write a subjective report, only focusing on the statements you made which support their theory of the case.  You should never speak to the police when you are accused in a criminal case, without consulting with a reputable attorney first.

Our criminal defense experience with Date Rape Charges is your advantage

When you are facing a date rape charge we can help. Call us at (253) 867-2675 to schedule a free initial consultation. Our date rape attorneys are standing by to help.

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