Manhattan Rape Defense Lawyers
Rape is defined as sexual intercourse, or other sexual acts, which take place without the consent of the victim. The age of consent can vary, but it’s generally accepted that people over the age of 17, who aren’t mentally disabled – are able to consent to sexual intercourse. There are few exceptions to the age of consent. If you are accused of rape, you should speak to an attorney from the Spodek Law Group – who can help protect your rights. Sex crimes in NY are on the rise, and rape is the most common type. There are many types of rape, i.e. statutory rape and spousal rape. Each form of rape has elements of violence involved.
Rape has different degrees under the law. The degrees are: 3rd degree rape, 2nd degree rape, and 1st degree rape. Each of the degree is considered to be a felony, and prison time varies depending on the charges. The crime of rape is prosecuted by the NYC DA’s office. Statutory rape is on the rise, and get’s a lot of attention in the media these days.
The DA prosecutes each rape case aggressively, and that’s why it’s important to have a Manhattan rape attorney whose working aggressively on your case. Another type of case that is common, is forcible rape/date rape. This happens when one party fails to consent and doesn’t give consent to sexual intercourse. These cases fall into a gray area. Defending them can be tricky, and can involve DNA samples as well as other evidence in order to prove guilty/innocence.
If you’re accused of rape, we encourage you to contact our law firm. We offer a risk free consultation and are always available to help explain your rights.
Mar 31, 2020
May 17, 2018
Spodek Law is a great firm. They are super pragmatic