How Rape Allegations Commonly Arise
Accordingly, rape or sexual assault is classified as a sexual act committed without the consent of the individual. Rape can be committed with or without the use of force. If an individual doesn’t explicitly seek consent and then performs an act of of sexual contact or intercourse, it is entirely possible he will be charged with rape. Also, as discussed elsewhere in this website, a sexual act between two adults who are intoxicated and who willingly partake of sex can result in rape charges following a morning of buyer's remorse by the woman.
Penalties If You’re Found Guilty
Arizona does not take it easy on those convicted of a sex crime. Sexual assault and rape convictions are a class 2 felony in Tucson, Arizona. A conviction for a single act of rape carries a mandatory presumptive prison sentence of 7.5 years, with no possibility of probation or parole.
Additionally the sentence must be served in it entirety, or day for day. Depending on many factors in your case, your first conviction can result in a prison sentence up to 14 years, and a prior conviction can mean you spend up to 21 years in prison.
If you’re found guilty of rape, charged with using a weapon against the accuser, or have been charged with two or more felonies, 14-28 years in prison is possible. Don’t let one false accusation change the rest of your life. Call an aggressive rape defense attorney today to fight for your freedom and your rights.
My job as your criminal defense attorney is to gather evidence that proves the accuser legally consented to the sexual acts performed or that these acts never occurred. If you did not have non-consensual sexual contact or intercourse with the victim, I will strive to prove that the allegations are false so you don’t suffer dire, lifelong consequences.