Rape

Defense Against Charges Of Rape

Under Ohio law, rape is a first-degree felony. Depending on the circumstances of the offense, a conviction can lead to a sentence of life in prison. Any person accused of rape should immediately consult with an experienced and skillful criminal defense attorney, regardless of whether charges have been filed.

At Rittgers & Rittgers, our lawyers have more than 100 years of combined legal experience. Our criminal defense team includes leaders of the legal community. We are committed to protecting the rights of people accused of criminal acts, including sex offenses such as rape. To discuss your situation with a knowledgeable Ohio defense attorney, contact us online or call 513-932-2115 as soon as possible.

Sex Crimes, Stigma And Bias

Many Americans understand that an accused person is innocent until proven guilty. In the case of sex crimes, however, people seem quite willing to make judgments without waiting for the evidence. The impact of a rape accusation is hard to overstate. The impact of a conviction for rape is undeniable. The criminal penalties, including years in prison, the stigma of registration as a sex offender, and more have the power to shape the rest of your life. Your lawyer can literally save your life.

Evidence And Criminal Trials

A person accused of a crime is not guilty. Prosecutors must attempt to prove guilt beyond any reasonable doubt in a court of law. Many times, however, friends, family members, and lawyers believe a person is guilty because he has been accused. Our decades of experience, including a record of success in countless criminal trials, give our clients an advantage. We can help build a case to counter the prosecution and demonstrate innocence. In many cases, we have been able to get charges dismissed, dropped or reduced. Our firm has the resources to do a full investigation in support of your rights. From our offices in Cincinnati, Lebanon and West Chester, we have handled cases all over Ohio.

Contact Us Right Away

The longer you wait, the harder it will be to present a strong rape defense. Please do not wait to hire a lawyer if you have been accused. Smart people hire lawyers before speaking with the police. Hiring a lawyer is not a sign of guilt.