Criminal Defense Rape

Rancho Cucamonga Rape Defense Attorney

Expert Criminal Defense Lawyer in Rancho Cucamonga

At the Law Office of Robert Little, our Rancho Cucamonga rape defense attorney has extensive experience with complex and serious cases. Any sexual intercourse that occurs without mutual consent is defined as rape. This is true whether the defendant had a prior relationship with the alleged victim or not. When you are facing these types of charges, you need serious representation. Our Rancho Cucamonga rape defense lawyer is a Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. This means we truly offer expert representation during this time.

In California, rape falls under the broader banner of sexual assault. The most criminally egregious forms of rape are characterized by violence or intimidation, but most rape charges do not involve an act of force. As such, California specifically prohibits sexual intercourse in any context where legal consent cannot be granted.

Sex in any of the following circumstances can be considered rape:

  • Sex with someone whose mental or physical disabilities prevent them from giving consent
  • Sex with someone who is intoxicated by drugs or alcohol
  • Sex with someone who is unconscious or asleep
  • Sex with someone who initially gave consent but then withdrew it
  • Sex with someone who is under the age of 18

The Penalties You May Face

Individuals who are convicted of rape in California are generally sentenced to 3, 6, or 8 years in prison. If the victim was a minor aged 15-17, the maximum sentence increases to 11 years. For victims who are 14 or younger, the maximum sentence goes up to 13 years. If multiple parties were involved in carrying out the rape, the length of sentencing can increase further. Accompanying fines can range from $2,000 to $25,000.

Few criminal charges are more serious than rape. If you have been so charged in Rancho Cucamonga, it is crucial that you speak with an experienced lawyer without delay. At the Law Office of Robert Little, we have 25 years of experience to our credit. Our founder, Robert Little, is a former prosecutor who has received an AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

Contact us today at (909) 443-1287 for a free consultation from a Rancho Cucamonga rape defense lawyer.

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