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Rape and Other Sexually Based Offenses

The crime of rape generally refers to non-consensual sexual intercourse that is committed by physical force, threat of injury, or other duress. A lack of consent can include the victim’s inability to say “no” to intercourse, due to the effects of drugs or alcohol. Rape can occur when the offender and victim have a pre-existing relationship (sometimes called “date rape”), or even when the offender is the victim’s spouse.

Under a variation known as “statutory rape,” some states make it unlawful for an adult to engage in sexual intercourse with a person who has not reached the age of consent (usually 18 years of age).

At the Law Offices of Marc Neff, we know that cases of rape and sexual assault can be challenging and can have implications that affect every aspect of our clients’ lives. The stigma that is associated with someone who has been arrested or charged with a sex crime can be devastating. A criminal conviction for rape or sexual assault will only solidify the damage to that person’s life and reputation, in addition to the criminal penalties that can run to many years of incarceration.

Aggressive Defense Against Accusations of Rape and Sexual Assault

Typically, cases of rape and sexual assault hinge on physical evidence and questions about consent, or lack thereof, between the parties involved. There are many different types of rape, each with its own unique set of circumstances and aspects that must be considered. Some of these include statutory rape, marital or spousal rape and date rape. In each case, the defense that is used may be different depending on the situation and the facts of the case.

In every case, the accurate collection, preservation and testing of the physical evidence in the case is crucial for defending the case. Our firm works with experienced investigators who will evaluate the prosecution’s case. If errors were made in the collection of evidence, we will develop a defense that takes into account those mistakes.

Our office is experienced in defending clients charged with sexually based offenses. Criminal charges and potential convictions have major impacts on a person’s life, the lives of their families and friends, and their futures, so it is imperative that you contact a criminal defense attorney immediately. Our office is prepared to assist you through this difficult time in your life. For a confidential consultation, contact Marc Neff by calling (215) 563-9800, or by emailing Marc@nefflawoffices.com.