RAPE CHARGES AND PENALTIES IN MURFREESBORO
SEEK HELP FROM A MURFREESBORO CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
Rape, sexual assault, and sexual battery are considered serious crimes with extremely heavy consequences and is therefore prosecuted to the utmost extent of the law. Rape accusations are particularly difficult since there are very few acceptable legal defenses for rape charges, and most of which require a difficult legal battle in order to prove. This makes the services of an experienced Murfreesboro criminal defense attorney vital to preserving your freedom.
When you are facing serious crime charges, such as those of a rape crime, contact the skilled attorney at The Clarke Law Firm as soon as possible. Attorney David L. Clarke has assisted clients through a number of different criminal charges. He has handled serious charges, including sex crimes, and has a proven track record of success. Attorney Clarke understands the serious nature of criminal accusations, and works tirelessly to defend his clients both in and out of the courtroom to help maintain their freedoms and their reputation.
If you are facing rape crime charges, do not hesitate; contact The Clarke Law Firm and retain our top-rated criminal defense representation today.
THREE TYPES OF RAPE CRIMES
Sexual Battery - occurs when someone does not use physical force to force a victim into sexual contact (excluding penetration) against their will, but compels them to do so nonetheless. This can also include sexual contact when the victim is mentally incapable of giving consent.
Rape - occurs when the perpetrator forces their victim to have unwanted sexual penetration. Penetration is mandatory for rape to occur, though it does not matter how slight it may have been. This may also occur when the victim is incapable of giving consent.
Aggravated rape - occurs when the defendant causes bodily harm to the victim, carried a weapon during the crime, or was aided by any other people in committing the crime.
PENALTIES FOR RAPE
In all cases, sexual battery is considered a felony, the extent of which depends on the circumstances of the crime. The presence of aggravating factors can cause the crime to escalate in severity, resulting in heavier punishments.
Legal penalties for rape can include the following:
Sexual battery - Class E felony charges, which include a fine of up to $3,000 and at one to six years in prison
Aggravated sexual battery and rape - Class B felony charges, which include a fine of up to $25,000 and 8-30 years in prison
Aggravated rape charges - Class A felony charges, which include a fine of up to $50,000 and 15-60 years in prison
Do not represent yourself against your prosecutors if you are accused of a rape crime; call The Clarke Law Firm at (615) 796-6299 and request a consultation.
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