Annapolis and Baltimore Falsely Accused of Rape Defense Attorney
While rape charges can involve DNA and other technical evidence, many rape cases boil down to the testimony of the alleged victim. To protect yourself from life-changing consequences such as prison, extended probation, various sex offender programs and sex offender registration, you will need a lawyer who is willing to aggressively cross-examine victims to uncover inconsistencies that may turn the case around from a loss to a win.
At the Law Offices of James E. Crawford Jr. & Associates, LLC, our job is to stand between you and your accuser so you can get your life back. We have earned a statewide reputation for our case results, which include many dismissals and not guilty verdicts. We defend people charged with rape in Baltimore, Catonsville, Annapolis, Bel Air and every county throughout Maryland. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Analyzing and Neutralizing the Evidence Against You
One of our first steps in defending you against rape charges is to demand the state's evidence against you. Based on the evidence the state has, I can determine what we need to do to counteract that evidence. Our Maryland sex crimes lawyers are highly trained and we use experts as needed to analyze and neutralize the evidence against you.
Please understand that if you are reading this and you believe there is a possibility that someone may have accused you of inappropriate or criminal conduct such as rape, then it is imperative that you understand how the system works. Even if you believe it is unfair or wrong, the job of a detective is to contact you and the witness very quickly before you contact a defense lawyer like me. The authorities know that I will advise you and prevent them from obtaining information from you that could cause a conviction on accusations involving:
- Date rape
- Statutory rape
- Sexual Assault
- Consensual sex that allegedly turns nonconsensual
- Drug- or alcohol-influenced situations
- Diminished mental capacity
Various defenses may come into play when someone is accused of rape. Gathering evidence with lightning speed and putting the state or federal government in a situation in which alternative evidence is presented very quickly can sometimes halt a prosecution or even a potential indictment.
Before You Talk to Police or Anyone Else, Talk to Us
If you are ever accused of rape, it's important to not talk to police about the charges. You could inadvertently give the police information that will prevent you from using certain defenses. In cases of statutory rape, for example, the facts that you did not know the alleged victim's age or that the sex was consensual are not defenses. By talking to police, you could end up giving the state the evidence it needs to charge you with a crime that will affect you for the rest of your life.
Even if you understand the law and are careful about what you say, what you tell police and what ends up getting written in the officer's report can be two entirely different things. When you life is at stake, you need to have a professional managing your case from day one.
To protect your future, contact me, Maryland rape attorney Jim Crawford, before you talk to police or anyone else. I am available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and operate four offices for your convenience, including my main office in Baltimore as well as offices in Catonsville, Annapolis and Bel Air. To contact me, call 443-701-4525 or 866-635-0623.