Rape

Fredericksburg Rape Defense Lawyer

What is Rape?

According to Va. Code ยง 18.2-61, Rape is defined as engaging in sexual intercourse with any other person, regardless if their is an existing spousal relationship, and it's:

  • against the person's will, by the use of force, threat or intimidation;
  • or if the person is mental incapable or physically helpless and cannot consent; or
  • with a child under age 13 as the victim.

If you have been arrested or are under investigation for rape charges, you should remain as calm as possible. Please call Andy as soon as possible to discuss what you know, what you think you are accused of, and what the next steps should be. In many cases it makes sense to refuse to make a statement, especially when it comes to investigations or questions being directed to you, but in other cases I recommend early and earnest cooperation with the investigation. We can talk about that in private, without judgment, and without the possibility of sending the wrong message to people who may wish to see you locked up."


Andrew J. Cornick, a Fredericksburg criminal defense attorney offers dedicated representation in and out of the courtroom.


What Are the Penalties for Rape?

Rape convictions could lead to the following penalties and consequences:

  • Up to life in prison
  • Required sex offender registration
  • Loss of employment and social standing

With more than ten years of experience, I am committed to protecting you after you have been accused of a serious sex crime such as rape. An accusation or arrest of this nature can affect your livelihood, reputation, and your future. Even being under investigation can lead to your life being negatively impacted in a number of ways, regardless of whether the claim has any merit.

Working Hard to Dismiss Rape Charges

I understand exactly how severe the penalties are for a sex crime like rape, and I believe getting an experienced attorney involved quickly is essential to protecting your name and your future. Trying to represent yourself or get out of your charges without a Fredericksburg rape defense lawyer could be devastating to your future. Going to litigation can be stressful and overwhelming, especially when you are fighting a charge of this nature. I have the necessary resources and team to represent you effectively.


Would you like to make an appointment for a free and confidential case consultation? Get started with an appointment by calling Andy today at (540) 818-3859.


 

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