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
- 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