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Accused of Date Rape?

Macomb County Sex Crime Lawyer

Date rape occurs when one individual commits rape against an acquaintance that he or she is seeing of knows socially. For example, a woman may willingly go on a date with a man but later be unwilling to engage in sexual acts with him. If that woman resists the man's advances but the man forces her to have sexual intercourse, this is referred to as date rape. Date rape can also occur while the victim is unable to provide consent, such as if the person has been drugged by the offender or is incapacitated in some way. It is important to note that date rape can also occur both between people of the opposite sex and between people of the same sex.

Just like any form of rape, date rape is a criminal offense that is taken very seriously in Michigan's criminal courts. The best thing to do after you are accused of date rape in is to hire a competent defense attorney. My name is J.T. Bowden, and I can provide you with step-by-step legal guidance and advocacy throughout the course of your criminal case. As an experienced Macomb County criminal defense attorney, I can work diligently to protect your best interests!

Michigan Law Concerning Rape

Individuals who are accused of date rape can be charged with one of Michigan's criminal sexual conduct statutes. Under these statutes, a person can be accused of engaging in sexual penetration or sexual contact with a victim without that individual's lawful consent. There are four different degrees of criminal sexual conduct, which cover offenses committed against both adults and minors. Convictions for any of these four degrees of criminal sexual conduct can result in years of imprisonment. To learn more about the penalties that are given in Michigan for criminal sexual conduct convictions, visit our Sexual Assault page.

Challenging Evidence in Your Date Rape Case

Need an attorney for a date rape case in Macomb County? When I take on your date rape case, I will conduct an exhaustive review of any evidence involved, such as DNA evidence and other forensic evidence, medical evidence, witness testimony, etc. If I am able to identify any flaws or weaknesses in the evidence, or even any holes in the alleged victim's story, I can use this to your advantage in your case. It might be possible to show evidence that suggests that the alleged victim actually provided consent and willingly engaged in the sexual activity--thus making the sexual encounter no longer qualify as rape. Or, it may be possible to raise serious reasonable doubt as to whether you were linked to this sex crime in any way.

When your future is on the line, make sure you have the high-quality legal representation that is required for your defense. Contact my firm and sign up for a free case evaluation, where I can help you review your defense options!

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