Marietta Rape Defense Lawyer
Defending Those Charged with Rape in Georgia
Sex crimes range from the not as serious crime of prostitution to the very serious
crimes of rape. Allegations of rape are no simple matter. A conviction
of rape will result in consequences that will drastically change your
life. A lengthy state prison sentence along with the loss of your reputation
with those you associate with will likely follow. Additionally, most individuals
convicted of rape will be forced to register as a sex offender.
If you or a loved one has been charged with rape, a skilled and highly
Marietta criminal defense attorney can help you protect your rights by aggressively fighting the charges
against you. The lawyers at the firm can perform a thorough investigation
and challenge the allegations against you to keep you out of prison and
help you avoid mandatory registration as a sex offender.
How is rape described in the Official Code of Georgia?
Rape is described under §16-6-1 of the Official Code of Georgia. It
describes an individual who commits the offense of rape, which is the
force of sexual activity against the will of the other individual. When
there is penetration of the other individual's sex organs by another
person, the offender will be punished by death, life imprisonment or imprisonment
for no less than ten years, depending on the specific circumstances. Statutory
rape is described under §16-6-3 and describes the sexual intercourse
of another person who is under the age of 16 and is performed by an individual
who is not his or her spouse. The individual convicted of statutory rape
will be punished by imprisonment for less than one to twenty years.
There are different types of rape which pertain to the different levels
of severity of the crime. Forcible rape is the act of sexual intercourse
with another that is not the perpetrator's spouse and is done against
their will. In some circumstances, the victim was not able to give consent
because of a disability or the action was done through an accomplice.
When someone voluntarily aids another individual in the rape, this is
called rape in concert. The act may have been accomplished using force
or violence and was against the victim's will. Forcible rape is not
the only type of rape, however. In cases were forcible rape was attempted
but failed, these will be charged in the same manner as if they were successful.
Incapacitated rape is used to describe rape that was done through the
facilitation of drug or alcohol. It can also describe rape that occurs
when the individual is too impaired to provide his or her consent.
Have you been charged with the crime of rape?
In most cases, convictions of sexual assault will be charged as felonies.
Punishments for rape defendants who are convicted include probation, lifetime
sex registration, heavy fines, a lengthy jail or prison term and community
service. Convictions of rape can drastically change the defendant's
life, which is why it is essential to secure the legal assistance of
Henrickson & Sereebutra if you have been charged with the crime of rape.
The Marietta rape defense lawyers from the firm know how to build a strong
defense on your behalf. Many rape situations do not have witnesses which
can be a difficult case to handle, especially on your own. We can arrange
bail and help you get released. Our first priority, however, will be to
present evidence that aids in your defense to have charges reduced or
Contact the firm today to find out how they can protect your rights and seek alternatives
to your sentence!