Rape Attorney in Ventura

Get Seasoned Sex Crimes Defense

Rape is defined as the act of having sexual intercourse with someone without their consent, and through the means of force, fear or threat. Not everyone accused of rape is guilty, but innocence may be challenging to prove without a qualified legal team. This is where The Law Office of Christopher Welch steps in.

When you retain our legal services, we can help you build a strong defense against your charges. Attorney Welch is experienced in criminal defense, having obtained hundreds of favorable case results in more than a decade of legal work. Additionally, our Ventura sex crimes attorney has been featured on the media as a result of his knowledge and skill as a legal representative.

Reach out to our firm today to schedule a free evaluation of your case.

Rape Charges in California

In California, any type of rape is considered a serious crime. The specific allegations a person may receive range from statutory rape to date rape and can be charged whether or not a person was conscious at the time of the offense. A skilled lawyer can be a valuable asset in combatting the charges held against you.

Serious penalties can follow a conviction of rape:

  • Those found guilty of rape can face imprisonment of three, six or nine years.
  • Those found guilty of raping a minor face minimum imprisonment times of seven years.
  • Any such offense will lead to sex offender registry and a criminal record.
  • Additional penalties can include steep fines.

Unfortunately, many people are accused of sex crimes they did not commit. In the case of rape, even a false accusation can be difficult to debunk on account of the fact that evidence is not easy to acquire. Most cases require that you either disprove claims of sexual activity or prove that the situation involved mutual consent. Because your future hinges on effective criminal defense, it is imperative that you contact a skilled attorney to handle your case.

Let Us Fight Your Charges Today

Various actions constitute rape regardless of the amount of force involved. Coercion or bribery by individuals in authority is considered rape, as are any sexual relations between an adult and a minor. Unfortunately, a history of sex crimes may weaken your defense against an accusation of rape. Our attorney has a wealth of experience as a Ventura sex crimes lawyer, and can provide the representation you need to combat your charges.

Mr. Welch is more than ready to take on your case. He has aided defendants in a wide range of rape cases, and can provide the same, high-quality service in helping you seek a favorable result. When you call our firm, we'll schedule a confidential meeting to discuss your charges and best angle for defense.

Get in touch with the Law Office of Christopher P. Welch today to request a free consultation!