Connecticut Date Rape Defense Attorneys

Sex Crime Lawyers for Enfield and Surrounding Communities

An accusation of date rape can ruin your reputation. Additionally, conviction for the crime of rape or sexual assault can result in fines, jail time, a criminal record and sex offender registration.

Do not put your freedom and reputation in jeopardy. Contact an attorney at Berman & Russo today for experienced criminal defense from sex crime charges. Having defended clients in central Connecticut for more than 25 years, we will provide you with an aggressive and dedicated defense to your sexual assault charges.

What Is Date Rape?

"Date rape" is a term which generally refers to forced sexual intercourse without consent between people who know each other, most commonly couples on dates. This not only includes physical force and psychological coercion, but also the forced use of drugs, such as GHB ( the "date rape" drug) or alcohol.

The Defense of Consent in Connecticut

The strongest defense to date rape charges is consent. If the other person consented to sexual intercourse, then the charges will be dismissed. In Connecticut, the elements of the defense of consent are more favorable to the accused than in many other states.

At our firm, we can help you understand the charges you are facing and build your defense strategy. We will thoroughly investigate the circumstances leading to your arrest and work to prove consent in your case. Our Connecticut date rape defense lawyers are skilled at negotiations, plea bargaining and, if necessary, at aggressively defending our clients' interests in court. We will explore every avenue and vigorously work to have your charges dismissed or the penalties reduced in your favor.

Contact Our Criminal Defense Firm

To discuss your defense with a sex crime attorney in Enfield and the surrounding communities, contact Berman & Russo. From our office in South Windsor, we represent clients charged with date rape in the courts of Manchester, Rockville/Vernon, Enfield, Hartford, New Britain or Middletown.