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Rape is a serious crime in California. If you are convicted, you could be sentenced to many years in state prison and required to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. If you have been charged with rape, you need to hire an experienced rape defense attorney in California. Read below for more information on California rape laws or call the attorneys at Wallin & Klarich for advice about the specific details of your case.

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You can place your trust in Wallin & Klarich. Our knowledgeable California rape defense lawyers are committed to defending your rights and your freedom. Call us today for immediate help on your case.

For more information on these laws, read below or simply pick up the phone and speak to one of our skilled rape defense attorneys today.

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California Rape Charge – Penal Code 261 PC

Rape is defined as forcing a person to have sexual intercourse against that person’s will, typically through use of physical force.

Rape charges in California
If you are convicted of rape in California, you will face a series of extremely harsh consequences.

According to California Penal Code 261, Rape is considered as such when sexual intercourse is forced upon a person and:

  • that person is incapable, because of a mental disorder or developmental or physical disability, of giving legal consent
  • it is accomplished against a person’s will by means of force, violence, duress, menace, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury on the person or another
  • that person is prevented from resisting by any intoxicating or anesthetic substance, or any controlled substance
  • that person is incapable of resisting because the victim meets one of the following conditions:
    • was unconscious or asleep
    • was not aware, knowing, perceiving, or cognizant that the act occurred
    • was not aware, knowing, perceiving, or cognizant of the essential characteristics of the act due to the perpetrator’s fraudulent representation that the sexual penetration served a professional purpose when it served no professional purpose
  • that person submits under the belief that the person committing the act is the victim’s spouse, and this belief is induced by any artifice, pretense, or concealment practiced by the accused, with intent to induce the belief
  • the act is accomplished against the victim’s will by threatening to retaliate in the future against the victim or any other person, and there is a reasonable possibility that the perpetrator will execute the threat
  • the act is accomplished against the victim’s will by threatening to use the authority of a public official to incarcerate, arrest, or deport the victim or another, and the victim has a reasonable belief that the perpetrator is a public official

Although sometimes rape cases are very clear cut, with a perpetrator clearly guilty of the crime and the victim truly having been victimized, other times the details of rape accusations can be somewhat blurred. Victims may not remember details accurately, friends may coerce them into thinking a certain way, or even law enforcement may persuade a victim to quickly identify an attacker. In many instances, the sexual activity started as consensual and later the alleged victim had regrets and due to pressure from family or feelings of embarrassment, they then allege rape.

Wallin & Klarich Will Fight For You

partners 2015 - contact us todayMany times, there will be so-called “medical evidence” of forced penetration. Wallin & Klarich often need to employ other doctors to refute the findings made by the doctor employed by the prosecution.

There are numerous defenses against Rape accusations, and the California Rape attorneys at Wallin & Klarich are here to aggressively defend your rights. Allow us to examine your case, and we will see to it that you are given every opportunity to clear your name.

Please call us today for a free consultation at (877) 4-NO-JAIL (877-466-5245).

Author:Stephen D. Klarich

Stephen D. Klarich is one of the most highly respected sex crime attorneys in Southern California. His vast experience, zealous advocacy for his clients and extensive knowledge of many areas of the law make Mr. Klarich a premiere Southern California attorney. Mr. Klarich founded Wallin & Klarich in 1981. As the senior partner of Wallin & Klarich, Mr. Klarich has been successfully representing clients for more than 30 years. Clients come to him for help in matters involving sex offenses, murder, violent crimes, misdemeanors, felonies and other sex crimes. View all posts by Stephen D. Klarich.

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