Orange County Date Rape Lawyers

Facing charges for date rape in Orange County? You are not alone. It is one of the most commonly charged types of sexually based offenses, and also one for which defendants are regularly wrongfully accused. An accusation of this sort can ruin a person’s life. If convicted, defendants could face years in prison, a ten thousand dollar fine, and a lifetime inclusion on California’s sex offender registry list. Those who are wrongfully accused rarely receive the closure they deserve from cases like this, but they can at least be cleared of their charges and expose their wrongful accuser’s lies.


At MacGregor & Collins, LLP, our Orange County rape attorneys know that there are instances where relationships with vindictive persons can result in false accusations and criminal convictions. Those who contact us for defense receive the benefit of the doubt, and you can count on our attorneys to work tirelessly in your defense to help secure a favorable case outcome. Call us today to find out how we can assist you with your accusations.


How Does California Prosecute These Offenses?


In California, date rape is defined as sexual relations between two persons that do not live together. Specifically, prosecutors will need to have substantial proof that the following actions were committed to ensure a conviction:


  • That you had sexual relations with another person
  • That you were not married to the alleged victim
  • That the victim did not want to participate in relations
  • That you engaged in sexual acts with the alleged victim by means other than consent


We have found through experience that many of those who are accused are either the victims of false accusations or were unaware that they were in violation at the time of the alleged attack. The following could be considered an example of charges stemming from a wrongful accusation.


Tom is at a party with friends when a girl, Sandy, begins to flirt with him. Tom flirts back, one thing leads to another, and Tom and Sherry end up in a spare bedroom. Tom and Sherry have consensual sex, after which Tom make derogatory comments to Sherry, leaves Sherry alone in the room, and then begins to brag to people at the party about his recent experience. Sherry then bursts out of the room screaming for help claiming that Tom had sex with her without her permission. The police come, Sherry reports the incident, Tom is arrested and charged.


Unfortunately, these types of situations happen more frequently than most would like to believe. Once the allegations becomes public, even if you have your case dropped and dismissed, it is very difficult to repair your reputation.


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Don’t let a false allegation put you in prison, contact one of our skilled lawyers for a free evaluation to find out what options you may have available. With a little help, you may be able to avoid a conviction and get your life back on track. Call 949-250-6097 or fill out our contact form to reach a legal professional now.


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