Rape Crimes in Georgia

Athens Criminal Defense Lawyer

Rape is defined as the act of having sexual intercourse with another individual against his or her will. The courts take this crime seriously, which is certainly reflected in the penalties for a rape conviction. However, not all of these cases are as black and white as they may appear, and there is always the potential of a false allegation that can have a drastic impact on an individual's life.

Our Athens sex crimes defense lawyer provides counsel for individuals accused of date rape. Call (706) 705-5122 to learn more.

Athens Rape Laws

There are a number of ways in which one can be accused of rape. One is by using force to impose sexual penetration. Force, in this case, can mean physical harm as well as threats or intimidation. An individual can also be charged with rape if he or she engages in sex with a person who is intoxicated by drug/alcohol or is asleep or unconscious.

The punishment for rape may include a prison sentence of 25 years to life without parole. If released, probation is required and the individual must register on a sexual offender list.

Children under the age of 16 are legally unable to consent to sexual intercourse. An individual accused of have sex with a minor under the age of consent can be charged with statutory rape. The penalties for this offense may include one to 20 years behind bars and mandatory registration as a sex offender.

Date Rape

Our firm offers counsel to individuals accused of date rape. Date rape is distinguished from the umbrella term in that the accused usually has some sort of relationship with the victim. The two may have even been involved in a relationship.

Contact Our Firm Today

Just the allegation of rape can be harmful to your life in many ways. For this reason, working with an experienced Athens criminal defense lawyer is recommended. Attorney Lee Webb has helped a number of clients accused of date rape by mounting a proactive defense and launching an investigation that may be beneficial to your case.

Find out how you can defend against date rape accusations by calling (706) 705-5122. Attorney Webb works with clients to help come up with affordable payment plans.

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