Richmond Rape Defense Attorney
Accused of sexual assault in Richmond, VA?
Rape is a felony
sex crime that refers to any form of nonconsensual sexual conduct by one person on another. Because of the violent nature of this crime, an accusation of rape, let alone a criminal rape charge, can be absolutely devastating to the accused. Not only can the suspect quickly become stigmatized as a violent criminal and sexual deviant throughout the community, often the suspect's family, close friends and co-workers can be affected as well by the negative reputation, forcing them to be prisoners in their own homes, fearing to leave the house or to meet people and neighbors in public. But as bad as the accusation and charges of rape might by, a conviction comes with severe punishment, including significant fines and incarceration. If you or someone you know has been charged with rape, you need to contact a
Richmond criminal defense lawyer with extensive experience defending these sensitive cases.
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Rape cases are difficult to defend without an experienced attorney who focuses on criminal defense and diligently representing their clients in these types of cases. There are, however, defense strategies that can prove suspects are actually innocent and get the cases dismissed. When rape is investigated, for instance, essential forensic evidence and DNA is gathered and collected and can serve as powerful tools so solve the case for either side.
Because of this, law enforcement must follow proper collection procedures to maintain the integrity of all forensic evidence and transferring custody to other professionals who analyze the evidence, who also must follow strict procedures in handling the evidence. A skilled rape defense attorney will thoroughly investigate and ensure that these important procedures remain in place. If not, certain evidence may be challenged and excluded.
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This is why it's absolutely vital to enlist an accomplished and skilled Richmond criminal defense lawyer from The Law Office of Debra D. Corcoran. We are trial lawyers who know how to mount a vigorous defense to protect your Constitutional rights and ensure that you receive a fair trial.
If rape charges are ruining your life, contact a
Richmond rape defense attorney