The consequences of conviction for such a crime include 3-8 years in prison per count of Rape, probation, sex offender registration for life, and substantial fines.
Rape sentencing may be enhanced if the defendant used a weapon in the commission of the crime, caused great bodily injury, or has a prior conviction on his or her record. Rape is considered a violent offense under the Penal Code, and will is a “strike” offence. If you or your loved one is facing Forcible Rape charges, and have a prior strike conviction, it is crucial that you obtain experienced legal counsel.
In the court room we have defended numerous cases where charges were dropped because prosecutors lacked proof or an alleged victim made false claims of rape because of embarrassment, or even to get back at the accused for some perceived wrong.
The consequences of a sex crime conviction are life-changing. To avoid the stigma of a strike conviction and sex offender registration we strive to provide an aggressive courtroom defense to reach our goals of having all charges dropped or securing an attractive case settlement.
If you have been charged with a sexual criminal offense, call the criminal defense attorneys at Kestenbaum, Eisner & Gorin, LLP, at (877) 781-1570. Our knowledgeable legal team can evaluate your case and advise you of your legal options before you go to court.
For our client’s convenience, our main office is located across the street from the Van Nuys Courthouse and Jail. We have additional San Fernando Valley law offices located in Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, and Santa Clarita.
Contact the law firm today and receive an immediate response to your inquiry!