Criminal Defense Lawyers for Rape

Date-Rape

The crime of rape is extremely complex. Especially when there is no evidence of physical violence and the entire allegation rests on the testimony of the victim. Moreover, in such incidences, the victim’s memory is impaired through the use of drugs or alcohol in more than 80% of the cases. The ambiguity caused by intoxication leads to foggy circumstances for both parties. Even when it’s not rape, uncertainty leads to a victim feeling violated and guilty, which is where accusations may stem from.
These ambiguities are often times most apparent in instances of alleged “date rape.” Date rape is rape committed by a person who the victim knew to some degree prior to the offense, as a friend, acquaintance, or partner.

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What the Law Says

In Kansas, the crime of rape can be committed in many different ways. Under Kansas law rape is:
* Knowingly engaging in sexual intercourse with a victim who does not consent to the sexual intercourse under any of the following circumstances:
* When the victim is overcome by force or fear; or
* when the victim is unconscious or physically powerless;
* Knowingly engaging in sexual intercourse with a victim when the victim is incapable of giving consent because of mental deficiency or disease, or when the victim is incapable of giving consent because of the effect of any alcoholic liquor, narcotic, drug or other substance, which condition was known by the offender or was reasonably apparent to the offender;
* sexual intercourse with a child who is under 14 years of age;
* sexual intercourse with a victim when the victim’s consent was obtained through a knowing misrepresentation made by the offender that the sexual intercourse was a medically or therapeutically necessary procedure; or
* sexual intercourse with a victim when the victim’s consent was obtained through a knowing misrepresentation made by the offender that the sexual intercourse was a legally required procedure within the scope of the offender’s authority.
The penalties for rape in Kansas are severe. This includes a mandatory life sentence under Jessica’s Law if a person 18 or older has sexual intercourse with a child under 14 years of age.
Protect yourself today by contacting the Swain Law Office.

Rape Accusations Lead Down a Dangerous Path

The bottom line in a rape case is always the issue of consent. If the prosecution can convince a jury to believe that the sex was non-consensual, a conviction is almost guaranteed. In date rape cases especially, when no other physical evidence exists, the issue of consent is pivotal.

Do not wait to hire an attorney who can expertly handle sex crime cases and is adept at distilling a clear situation from murky facts. Before the system causes your reputation to shatter and brand you forever as a rapist, you need to act fast and act smart

Your Freedom is Our Top Priority

At the Swain Law Office, we believe that people are innocent until proven guilty. We are committed to providing clients throughout the state of Kansas and the metropolitan city area, with strong advocacy and an aggressive defense of their rights in rape and date rape cases.

Our firm has had considerable experience defending people against sex crimes. We know how the public and media tend to declare their verdict before an actual fair and open trial can take place. The highly publicized Duke Lacrosse Team case is an excellent example of this.

Our team at the Swain Law Office will investigate and thoroughly prepare your case, looking at all possible avenues of defense. Our lawyers have handled thousands of felony cases, proving themselves to be aggressive and zealous advocates on behalf of clients in court.

Talk to Us Free of Charge

If you live in the Kansas City metro area, or anywhere in the state of Kansas, and have been charged with rape or statutory rape, protect your life and your future by contacting our offices now.
For answers to your questions about Kansas laws and how we can protect your rights, call us immediately and talk to us about your situation. We’ll provide initial consultation for free, because we’re here to help. For payment, all major credit cards are accepted. Evenings, weekends, or in-jail appointments, whatever is necessary, we will make your freedom our top priority.

*Disclaimer: The legal defense information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney-client relationship.