Pasadena Rape Defense Lawyer
Fight Rape Allegations with Escovar & Avila, LLP
Few criminal accusations capture the attention of the prosecutors and public
like rape allegations. There's pronounced pressure on both law enforcement
and the state to try and prosecute these crimes and, too often, the accused
are not given every consideration they deserve before the law.
That is why retaining aggressive and dynamic defense counsel is crucial
when facing a rape charge. At
Escovar & Avila, LLP, we believe that every individual deserves thorough consideration before
a judge and that the facts of every case should be rigorously tested before
a jury. If you've been accused, we invite you to speak with our award-winning
Pasadena sex crime attorneys today.
Start mounting the defense you deserve. Call us at
Consequences of a Rape Conviction
California Penal Code 261 PC defines the crime of rape and the several
circumstances that can be legally considered rape by the state. Generally
speaking, rape occurs when one person forces or tricks someone into having
sexual intercourse. Rape is commonly thought of a violent offense manipulation
and fraud can also be present.
Penalties for a rape conviction in California can include:
- A minimum of three and a maximum of eight years in state prison
- A maximum fine of $10,000
- An additional three to five years in prison (if victim is seriously hurt)
- Formal probation
- Registration as a sex offender
- A "strike" on your permanent record
Powerful Advocacy in Your Corner
When someone is accused of a
sex crime as serious as rape, it can feel as if our justice system and the entire
community as already determined that you are guilty. That's where
our firm comes in: we aggressively advocate on behalf of our clients and
ensure that their side of the story is compellingly put forth both in
and outside the courtroom.
It is possible to protect your rights and interests during this uncertain
time. Use our online form to request a
free initial case evaluation now.