Rape is a legal term generally used to describe an unwanted, unwelcomed or forced sexual act. Sexual abuse or sexual assault is also used to describe these acts. There are several different types of rape such as statutory rape, date rape and rape. Each brings with is extremely serious legal consequences if convicted. A skilled Middletown Delaware Rape Defense Lawyer is needed to defend these accusations and charges. Attempting to do this on your own can change the course of your life forever.
Delaware Rape Definitions
A forced sexual act that can be heterosexual or homosexual. Rape can also involve oral copulation, vaginal rape and anal rape.
Date rape is a forced sexual act at, during or after a voluntary social engagement where a person did not intend to or want to engage in sexual activity. Date rape differs from rape in that it often times involves the use of date rape drugs such as alcohol, rohypnol (roofies), gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and ketamine. If charged with date rape being acquainted or having been intimate previously with the victim is not a defense against date rape. Date rape is the most common type of sexual assault and is also the least reported type of sex offense.
Statutory rape charges are contingent upon the ages of the victim and the actor. If one is under the age of consent a statutory rape charge can be the end result. Statutory rape is often also called unlawful sexual penetration, felonious sexual abuse or unlawful sexual contact.
Contact a Rape Defense Lawyer
Being accused of rape or any type of sex crime has extremely serious repercussions. If you have been charged with rape, date rape or statutory rape you will need a skilled and aggressive Wilmington Delaware Rape Defense Lawyer protecting your rights. Call me, Wilmington Delaware Sex Offense Attorney Brian J. Chapman at 302-656-2528. Or, email Delaware Sex Crime Lawyer Brian J. Chapman here.
I offer free consultations to those accused of sex crimes in Delaware.