Rape Defense

For over 30 years, the Los Angeles rape defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf have been successfully representing clients accused of various sex crimes. Along with our excellent legal skills, impressive case results, and hard-working support staff, we also have a great relationship with Judges and District Attorneys throughout Southern California. If you are facing rape charges, contact a California Rape Defense Attorney at the Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf today.

Rape is the act of using violence, threats, malice, fear tactics, and/or force to have sexual intercourse with an unwilling participant. Having sexual intercourse with a person who is intoxicated, unconscious, or asleep and therefore unable to resist is also rape.

If you have been falsely accused of rape, whether it be statutory rape, date rape, or spousal rape, you are most likely experiencing a range of emotions, including frustration, embarrassment, and fear. An accusation of rape, or any sex crime for that matter, may cause serious problems in all areas of your personal life, and may result in losing your job, divorce, and the inability to be in the presence of people under the age of 18.

Your freedom is at stake and that is why you should hire an experienced and qualified attorney at the Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf. For over 30 years, our California sex crime defense lawyers have been successfully representing clients accused of various sex crimes.

The following are a few California laws regarding rape and the penalties if convicted:

  • California Penal Code Section 289 (a) (1) states that any individual who uses threats or physical violence to have sexual intercourse without the victim’s consent is in violation of the law. The typical punishment for this crime is a prison term of up to eight (8) years. In California, the penalty for a sex crime conviction is very harsh, and consists of a prison term and registration as a sex offender.
  • California Penal Code Section 261.5 (c) states that any person who participates in sexual intercourse with an individual who is a minor and more than three years younger has violated the law, and will face either a Misdemeanor or Felony charge depending upon the specifics of the situation. If convicted, the penalty may include up to one year in jail.

At the Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf our aggressive rape defense lawyers have the experience to represent your sex crime case. We will review the details of your case and design a defense that is unique to your situation. We may be able to have the rape charges against you dropped or have your sentence reduced.

If you live in California and have been charged with rape, you need to seek the representation of an experienced Los Angeles rape defense lawyer immediately. Call the Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf today to discuss your rape defense case.


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