For an accused, just being charged with rape may seem like the world is collapsing. But in fact, this is only the beginning. A team of experts, headed by a seasoned lawyer can help bring this nightmare to an end.
Accusations of rape are extremely serious. A conviction invariably leads to detrimental, life-altering consequences. But even just being charged can throw your reputation and freedom in jeopardy, unless it is handled expertly.
A rape charge attracts widespread attention, as well as condemnation in the eyes of the public and media, even though it is very difficult to prove. Many times, an accuser’s story can be fickle, with changing versions of the event, or sometimes backed by an ulterior motive.
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What the Law Says
Rape is sexual intercourse with a person who does not consent to it under any of the following circumstances:
(A) When the victim is overcome by force or fear;
(B) when the victim is unconscious or physically powerless; or
(C) 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. Moreover, under Kansas law, the following circumstances also constitute as rape:
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 that it was a legally required procedure.
Additionally, it is a defense to a prosecution of rape that the child [a]was married to the accused at the time of the offense.
Take Action Immediately
When you or a loved one has been charged with rape, it is absolutely critical to act at once. Evidence can evaporate, witnesses can change or adjust their stories, people may forget, or facts may be altered. It is crucial that you have a legal team on your side who has vast experience and the precise expertise in defending rape and sexual offense charges.
Enlist the Highest Quality Legal Representation
At the Swain Law Office, we advocate for people throughout the state of Kansas, including the Kansas City metropolitan area. We will fight to protect your name, your innocence, your family, and fend of the media or any other unnecessary attention. Our seasoned legal team takes an aggressive, no-holds-barred approach to these cases and we have a track record of doing everything possible to avoid a conviction.
Fast action is the key. Once you are under the wing of the Swain Law Office, one of our expert criminal defense lawyers will immediately begin the investigative work required to build a rock-solid defense strategy.
Sexual assault charges and related criminal offenses that our law office handles include:
Rape (non-consensual sex)
Statutory rape / indecent liberties
Aggravated criminal sodomy
Don’t Gamble With Your Life
If you have been charged with rape, sexual abuse, or another type of sex crime, call or contact our offices today and talk to our lawyers about the charges or false accusations against you. Our attorneys have handled thousands of felonies and dozens of rape cases and can zealously and aggressively advocate for you in court.
*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.