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Defending a date rape or other sexual offense allegation

Defending a date rape or other sexual offense allegation

In Baltimore, there is no criminal charge specifically for date rape. The charged crime is generally first-degree rape, which can result in years in prison. However, there are some factors in a date rape case that are rather unique.

Date rape drugs may be used during the commission of this crime. These can include drugs like Ambien or Rohypnol. The alleged victim and defendant generally know each; however, a previous sexual relationship is not a defense in this type of case.

According to a Youth Risk Behavior Survey given by the government to students in grades nine through 12, one in five females has been subjected to physical or sexual abuse while dating. One in 10 boys has also reported being subjected to abuse.

Unfortunately, there are times when false allegations may be filed. They can ruin a defendant’s life. It’s important to defend yourself against such charges. At The Law Offices of James E. Crawford Jr. & Associates LLC, we can help.

We have experience in defending our clients against sex crimes charges. These charges can ruin your personal and professional life. If the media is involved, that can happen even before you go to trial. Claims of date rape often put one person’s word against the other’s. However, there may also be forensic evidence that could actually help you in your case.

We have more information available on our website. Please take a few moments to read over it and then contact us online or by phone. When it comes to your professional and personal life, you can’t act soon enough.

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