Rape Charges
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Criminal accusations involving "rape" or other related sexually motivated crimes are taken very seriously in Florida’s criminal courts, including Brevard County, FL. These crimes are charged as lewd conduct, lascivious crimes, or sexual battery for when it is alleged that an individual was exploited sexually against their will through means of menace, duress, violence, fear of injury or other dangers. Rape is a non-consensual sexual act which means that if a victim is unconscious and unable to give consent, then the victim could claim they were raped.

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False or exaggerated accusations and media involvement usually tend to make rape cases fairly complex. If you have been accused of rape in Florida, it is vital that you hire a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer with the Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC. Our criminal defense attorneys in Melbourne, FL, will fight to ensure your rights are protected.

We fight cases involving sexually motivated crimes in Brevard County, Florida, including the cities and towns of Melbourne, Satellite Beach, Merritt Island, Titusville, Viera, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Melbourne Beach, West Melbourne, Palm Bay and Rockledge.

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Rape Convictions Potential Consequences

A Rape charge is classified as a felony. If convicted in the State of Florida you could face harsh punishments including, but not limited to the following:

  • Imprisonment;
  • Substantial fines;
  • Loss of certain rights;
  • Court ordered rehabilitation;
  • Obligatory HIV/AIDS testing; and
  • Mandatory Registration as a Sex Offender.

The likelihood of these consequences and penalties is contingent upon on the conditions surrounding the rape case. Factors such as any prior convictions, parole or probation, media attention and the community’s attitude towards the crime could affect the possible penalties.

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Forms of Rape Offenses

  • Statutory rape is a sexual offense with a minor/juvenile under 18 years old. Statutory rape charges could be brought up by the State of Florida or the victim’s parents. More severe charges can be brought against alleged offenders if a female minor is impregnated from the statutory rape offender.
  • Date rape is a forceful sexual act between persons that engage in social communication during a social engagement. If fact that the engagement is voluntary and the parties are well acquainted is not a defense method for this form of charge.
  • Spousal rape takes place when a spouse forces the other spouse to participate in a sexual act without their consent.

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Misdemeanor Rape / Felony Rape

Under Florida law, sentencing for sexual assault or rape crimes often carries imprisonment, community service requirements, counseling programs, parole/probation and lifespan sex offender registration. Various convictions of sexual assaults could lead to increasingly larger sentencing and punishments. Decisions to convict an individual with a misdemeanor or felony rest with Florida State prosecutors. If you contact one of our criminal defense attorneys early enough in the investigation, we could possible minimize the charges place against you.

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Possible Defense Methods

The experienced criminal attorneys with The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC are willing to develop an original defense strategy to reduce the consequences for your case. Potential defenses for rape cases may include:

  • The Victims Consent
  • Lack of Evidence
  • Factual Evidence
  • Mistaken Identity
  • Polygraph Tests

It is imperative that accused individuals of rape do not attempt to represent themselves. It would be in your best interest to hire an aggressive criminal defense attorney to ensure you rights and interests are protected.

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The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC | Brevard County Rape Charges

Our experienced Brevard County rape defense attorneys at The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC can effectual assist clients accused of rape. Our attorneys understand that rape accusation can be tremendously humiliating and damaging to your reputation.

We will unitize our competent knowledge of Florida’s sex crime laws to represent you. Contact us by calling (321) 253-3447 or submit you information in our online form. The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC defends clients for rape charges in resolve your case as quickly as possible. Contact us for a free initial consultation and we will assist you in Brevard County, Volusia County, Seminole County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Indian River County, FL.

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