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Philadelphia Rape Criminal Defense Lawyer William Spade

Are you facing rape charges? If so, you need to hire a tough Philadelphia rape defense lawyer who will fight hard to have your charges dismissed or reduced.

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Rape Charges in Pennsylvania

Rape and Statutory rape are very grave charges. Rape is a felony in the first degree and occurs when a person forcibly, or under the threat of force, engages in sexual intercourse with another person. This also applies if the person has been drugged, or is mentally impaired and not able of consent. If you are facing a rape charge, you need a bold defense attorney. A conviction will affect you the rest of your life. You will have to register with Megan’s Law, a sex offender database for life.

Rape often enacts a strong response from people and draws unfair judgment even before a case heads to court. If you feel you have been falsely accused, now is the time to contact a veteran criminal defense lawyer and start fighting for your freedom! If you are being investigated or have already been charged, do not make a statement to police without legal counsel present.

Statutory Rape

This occurs when a person commits a felony of the second degree when that person engages in sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 16 years and that person is four or more years older than the complainant and the complainant and the person are not married to each other. If the defendant rapes a child under the age of 13, the charge is called "rape of a child" and is a separate offense. It is also a different offense if the defendant commits a rape of a child and the child is seriously injured. This offense is called "rape of a child with serious bodily injury. The max sentence for this crime can be up to forty years in prison. For the rape of a child with serious bodily injury, it is also a first degree felony and the sentence can be life in prison.Statutory Rape If you have been accused of statutory rape, or rape of a child, you need to hire a skilled criminal defense attorney right away. Many factors go into proving or disproving rape cases, and with over two decades of defending sex crimes, our criminal attorney is ready to tackle your case.

Philadelphia Sex Crimes Criminal Defense Lawyer

People are often falsely accused of rape. It is vital that you hire a seasoned defense lawyer who is well versed in handling sex crimes cases. As a former prosecutor, our attorney will put his skills to work by reviewing both sides of the coin. We offer a free consult to discuss the merits of your case, as no two are alike. We will work with fervor to have your rape charge dismissed or reduced.

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If you have been accused of rape in Philadelphia or surrounding cities, call the Law Office of William Spade Law today. Our criminal defense attorney will fight with zeal to defend your charge.