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Date Rape

Date Rape Charge Defense

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New Brunswick Date Rape Attorneys • Criminal Defense

While forensic evidence — blood, fibers and DNA — is important in sexual offense cases, the history and background of the alleged victim must also be scrutinized. Unfortunately, a psychologically unstable coworker, romantic partner or acquaintance can allege that you raped him or her in order to settle a perceived insult, or due to a bout of depression or bipolar disorder. While DNA or blood evidence may indicate you had sexual relations with the alleged victim, the prosecution must convince a jury that the sex was not consensual. In this regard, perhaps the most important part of a date rape case is whether or not a jury finds the alleged victim, and their version of events, credible.

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At the New Brunswick criminal defense office of Jack Venturi Law, our sexual offense attorneys conduct our own investigation into the physical evidence against you, as well as the background of the alleged victim. Don’t talk to investigators until you’ve talked to us — contact date rape attorneys at Jack Venturi Law today.

Challenging Charges of Date Rape

Police and investigators rarely conduct a full investigation into the background of an alleged date rape victim or the circumstances surrounding the charge. Struggling with limited resources and time, prosecutors typically settle on a theory that they believe “makes sense of the evidence” and pursue a conviction accordingly.

Our criminal defense attorneys, however, gather additional eyewitness testimony. If appropriate, we request that the alleged victim be given a psychological evaluation. We also investigate whether any of the following are true:

  • Does the alleged victim have a history of accusing others of rape or sexual assault?
  • Does the alleged victim take powerful prescription medications?
  • Does the alleged victim suffer from depression, narcissistic personality disorder, insomnia, alcoholism, drug abuse or paranoia?
  • Did the alleged victim make threats — veiled or otherwise — against you?
  • Does the evidence support the alleged victim’s time line of events? This is especially important when alcohol, food or drugs were consumed near the time of the alleged rape.

Charged with Date Rape? Contact Criminal Defense Lawyer Jack Venturi

If convicted on a charge of date rape, under New Jersey law you’ll have to register as a sex offender and serve a mandatory minimum of 85 percent of your sentence. After leaving prison, you will likely have difficulty finding a job or a place to live, and your reputation will never be the same. You will also be under parole supervision for the rest of your life. That’s why it’s essential to fight the charges against you with an experienced criminal defense team.

To discuss your case during a confidential consultation protected by the attorney-client privilege, call 732-247-3340 or email New Brunswick date rape attorneys at Jack Venturi Law today.