Rape

Bakersfield Rape Defense Attorney

Defending Against Rape Charges in California

When you find yourself facing rape charges in California, you need legal representation that is unwavering in its commitment to your defense. At Humphrey & Thompson, our Bakersfield rape defense lawyers are here to stand by your side, fighting relentlessly to safeguard your rights and ensure the best possible outcome for your case.

Call Humphrey & Thompson today at (661) 327-1360 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our rape defense lawyer in Bakersfield.

What is Rape?

In California, rape is a serious criminal offense defined under California Penal Code Section 261. It involves engaging in sexual intercourse with another person without their consent. This offense can encompass a wide range of situations, from acts involving physical force to situations where consent was obtained fraudulently, by threats, or when the victim could not provide informed and voluntary consent due to various factors, such as intoxication or incapacity.

What are the Penalties for Rape in California?

The punishments for rape in California are very severe and can profoundly impact your life. If convicted, you may face:

  • Prison Time: Rape convictions often result in significant prison sentences, ranging from several years to life in prison, depending on the case's specifics.
  • Sex Offender Registration: A rape conviction typically requires mandatory registration as a sex offender. This registration can have long-lasting consequences, affecting where you can live and work and potentially leading to public notification of your status as a sex offender.
  • Probation: In some cases, probation may be granted in lieu of or in addition to prison time. However, this often comes with strict conditions and supervision.
  • Criminal Record: A rape conviction will leave you with a permanent criminal record that can impact your employment, housing, and personal relationships.
  • Restitution: You may be ordered to pay restitution to the victim, covering medical and counseling expenses, among other costs.
  • Loss of Civil Liberties: A rape conviction can result in the loss of certain civil liberties, such as the right to possess firearms.

Defenses Against Rape Charges

Some common defenses against rape charges include:

  • Consent: If you can establish that the sexual activity in question was consensual and that the alleged victim provided informed and voluntary consent, this can be a powerful defense.
  • Mistaken Identity: In some cases, mistaken identity can be a viable defense if the accuser identifies the wrong person as the perpetrator.
  • Alibi: If you have a credible alibi that places you elsewhere at the time of the alleged offense, this can cast doubt on your involvement.
  • False Accusations: False accusations of rape can occur, and our attorneys will work diligently to uncover evidence that suggests the accuser has ulterior motives or a history of making false claims.
  • Lack of Evidence: The prosecution must prove the elements of rape beyond a reasonable doubt. We will challenge the case's validity if insufficient evidence supports the allegations.

Contact Our Rape Defense Lawyer in Bakersfield Today

When facing rape charges in Bakersfield, you cannot afford to take chances with your defense. The consequences of a conviction are dire, and it's essential to have a dedicated legal advocate fighting for your rights.

At Humphrey & Thompson, our Bakersfield rape defense attorneys are here to provide you with the aggressive, skilled representation you need. We understand the complexities of rape cases and will work tirelessly to craft a strategic defense tailored to your specific circumstances. Your future is on the line, and we are committed to protecting your reputation and freedom.

Contact Humphrey & Thompson today to get started on your defense with our Bakersfield rape defense attorney.

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