Los Angeles Rape Defense Attorney

Beverly Hills Sex Crimes Lawyer

Under California law rape is generally defined as sexual penetration without the consent of your partner. The victim does not have to physically resist, merely failing to consent constitutes the crime of rape. Further, if your partner is intoxicated to the point that they may not be able to affirmatively consent you may be charged with the crime of rape. There are several different types of rape, including date rape, spousal rape and statutory rape. Spousal rape is sexual penetration without the consent of your spouse and statutory rape is sex with a person under 18 years of age, whether they consented or not. California law provides that any person under 18 cannot, by a matter of law, consent to sexual activity.

Searching for a Lawyer for a Rape Case in Los Angeles?

Being accused of a crime such as rape can leave a person in a terrifying situation and facing a substantial prison sentence. Even just an unfounded allegation, not a formal rape charge, may result in a damaged reputation and other social, familial and employment-related consequences.

Los Angeles sex crimes attorney Robert M. Bernstein can help if you have been accused of, arrested or charged with rape. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Bernstein has unique experience which allows him to defend your case aggressively. Many people think that they should wait and see what happens, however, any delay in building a defense strategy merely strengthens the prosecutor's case. Do not delay; contact the Law Offices of Robert M. Bernstein for a free confidential consultation immediately. Located in Beverly Hills, California, the Law Offices of Robert M. Bernstein take defends cases throughout Los Angeles County and the state of California.

Los Angeles County Rape Charges & Penalties

Rape is one of the most serious sex crimes that a person can commit against another adult. Rape involves the forcing of another to perform a sexual act or sexual intercourse. This crime may be committed through the use of threats, violence, force, and threats against another, restraints, drugs or alcohol. Sexual activity is considered when consent is not given. Therefore, rape may be charged if an individual is unable to consent, such as in the case of an unconscious intoxicated person, or someone who is mentally unaware.

Rape is a serious violent felony sex offense in California and a conviction may result in 3, 6 or 8 years in state prison, a strike on your record under the three-strike law and lifetime sex offender registration.

Los Angeles Rape Defense Lawyer Robert M. Bernstein

Law enforcement and prosecutors are often overzealous when dealing with an individual who has been accused of rape. They often overlook inconsistencies in the victim's story and the lack of physical evidence. False claims of rape happen more than law enforcement admits, such false allegations may result out of the alleged victim's anger, hurt feelings, or for revenge purposes. As such, it is of the utmost importance that you work with an experienced, qualified Los Angeles sex crime defense attorney if you are facing criminal charges involving rape.

Los Angeles rape defense lawyer Robert Bernstein aggressively defends his clients’ rights and works to have charges lessened, or if possible dropped completely. Attorney Bernstein has achieved numerous exceptional results for his clients facing these serious charges.

Contact the Law Offices of Robert M. Bernstein for the top-notch defense you need and deserve!

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