Rape Charges in California

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Rape accusations are incredibly serious in modern society. In addition to the already massive legal penalties for a conviction, those who are accused of rape are often subject to ridicule and other potential consequences, including losing their job, friends, and family. The stigma associated with rape charges make it critical to deal with them as soon as possible.

Because of the serious nature of rape charges, it is strongly advised that you seek legal counsel from an experienced Modesto criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. At the Law Office of Mark W. Girndner, Attorney Girdner has defended those facing criminal charges in the Modesto area for over a decade. His experience as a former Deputy District Attorney has provided him with a unique insight into the mind of a prosecutor, which now gives him an advantage as a criminal defender.

Want more information about your charges? Get a free consultation by calling the Law Offices of Mark W. Girdner today at 209.326.1533.

Fight Back Against Your Charges with Our Help!

Attorney Girdner knows the importance of critically analyzing all of the evidence available in a rape case to develop a well-orchestrated criminal defense. This is critical, particularly if you are falsely accused of this crime, which is unfortunately growing increasingly more common.

We can demonstrate the following possibly applicable rape crime defenses:

  • The accuser made false accusations (often out of spite or intent to harm the accused)
  • You honestly believed the intercourse to be consensual
  • The physical contact that took place did not include intercourse
  • There is insufficient evidence to warrant a conviction
  • You did not do the crime, but are a victim of mistaken identity

Rape is considered a felony charge in California, meaning you could be facing up to eight years in a state prison, or more if you have a prior record of violent crimes. Additionally, if the victim was a minor, the jail sentence jumps to anywhere between seven and twelve years in prison. Additionally, those who are convicted of rape then have a legal duty to register as a sex offender for the rest of their life.

Let us protect your rights and reputation; contact the Law Office of Mark W. Girdner now!