Date Rape And Acquaintance Rape

Acquaintance rape, commonly known as "date rape," is a crime involving sexual assault by a person known to a victim. When a person is charged with acquaintance rape, he or she is often a friend, boyfriend or girlfriend. Many incidents occur between college or high school students when alcohol is involved.

In the majority of these situations, the case hinges on questions of consent and force: Did the complaining witness send signals of willingness to participate in sex? Did the complaining witness simply suffer from remorse afterward? What are the differences between consensual sex and non-consensual sex? What constitutes consent, and what does force mean in the context of an intimate situation?

Skilled Virginia Attorneys Handling The Toughest Criminal Cases

If you are convicted of date rape or acquaintance rape, you may be sentenced to time in jail, sex offender registration and other serious penalties. Thus, it is important to be represented by a defense attorney with extensive experience.

At the law offices of Mark B. Williams & Associates, PLC, in Warrenton, we have handled many acquaintance rape cases. Our attorneys understand the important questions to ask, and we know how to build a defense with the greatest chance of success.

If you hire us as your lawyers, we will thoroughly investigate the alleged sexual assault in order to understand what really happened. We will talk to potential witnesses, (including those who were in the company of the accused and the alleged victim before and after the offense was said to occur), review evidence and gather as much information as possible in order to prepare a strong defense.

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Our attorneys fight for you and have represented individuals in over 100 felony trials since 1990. Contact us for a free consultation by calling 540-254-0757 or by sending us an email. We are available 24/7 and offer evening and weekend consultations by appointment.