Los Angeles Rape Defense Attorney

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When you are facing serious charges such as rape, it is important to have skilled legal counsel on your side. Hiring an attorney who is dedicated to your best interests should be your first step in order to defend your rights and your future. At the Law Offices of Decio Rangel Jr., we are proud to offer tenacious, hard-hitting defense to help you challenge the accusations you face. We know how serious this time is and we want you to move forward in the most favorable manner possible.

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Our Team is Proud to Boast the Following:

  • Membership in the Criminal Law Executive Committee
  • Former Justice System Integrity Division attorney
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  • 24/7 availability
  • Over 20 years of experience
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Rape Penalties

Rape refers to an act of sexual intercourse that occurs without the consent of one party. This may involve the use of physical force or other circumstances in which consent is not able to be given. Examples of this would include where the victim is mentally or physically incapacitated, unconscious or intoxicated. Statutory rape is based on a minor being legally considered incapable of consenting. If you have been accused of rape, contact a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer right away. Even if charges have not yet been filed, the earlier an attorney is involved, the more opportunity they have to protect you.

Per Penal Code Section 264, a rape conviction can result in a prison sentence of up to 13 years if the victim is under 14 years old, 11 if under 18, and 8 years if the victim is an adult. In most cases, rape is charged as a felony and thus much lengthier prison sentences can result. Under California's "three strikes law", sentences must be greatly increased if prior felonies exist and a third conviction results in life in prison. It is therefore vital to have a skilled attorney fighting for your rights.

Dedicated Criminal Defense Lawyer

When you are in need of a compelling defense, look no further than the Law Offices of Decio Rangel Jr. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day so that you will have dedicated legal help available when you need it most. Mr. Rangel has been called upon to act as a commentator for Good Morning America, ABC News, CBS News, NBC, the Los Angeles Times, US Weekly and other local publications. During pre-trial negotiation we will be just as active in defending your rights and may even be able to conclude your case without it entering the courtroom.

For help avoiding the serious penalties for a rape conviction, contact a Los Angeles rape defense attorney.

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