Connecticut Rape Charges Defense Attorneys
If you believe that you may be charged with a sexual assault, it is important that you speak with an attorney prior to speaking with the police. The Miranda warning is anything you say can, and will, be used against you in a court of law and they mean it!
Speak To An Attorney First
If the police are questioning you, there is a chance an inadvertent statement you make could come back to haunt you. Speak first with the lawyers at Berman & Russo. We provide criminal defense for many types of sex charges, including rape, statutory rape and date rape charges.
The lawyers at Berman & Russo have more than 25 years of experience and can provide you with a strong defense team when you are facing a rape charge. Contact us today at 860-288-2328 and we will discuss your case.
What Is Statutory Rape?
Statutory rape is a charge stating that a person has had sexual relations with another person who is not old enough to consent under that state’s laws. That age is 16 in Connecticut. Unfortunately, even if your sexual partner consented to your relationship, you could be charged with statutory rape. Mandatory minimum sentences for sexual assault are very severe.
The statutes that govern this crime state that you could land in prison for up to 10 years; 20 years if the victim was under the age of 13. However, depending on your age, we may be able to negotiate a lesser charge and keep you off the sex offender registry.
False allegations regarding sexual assaults are not uncommon, however, once a victim has released a statement to police, it is investigated and often a party faces rape charges even if a victim recants his or her statement. If you have been accused of rape, you must speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
We Aggressively Defend Your Rights
The circumstances that led to your arrest are very important in that they may provide you with a defense for your date rape or statutory rape charge. How the police treated you during an interrogation and whether or not you were informed of your rights may play a large role in how we defend you.
We represent clients throughout Hartford County (east of the Connecticut River) and Tolland County, including the communities of South Windsor, Windsor, East Windsor, Hartford, Bloomfield, Enfield, Windsor Locks, East Hartford, Manchester, Glastonbury, Marlborough, Somers, Stafford, Stafford Springs, Union, Ellington, Tolland, Willington, Vernon, Bolton, Coventry, Mansfield, Storrs, Andover, Hebron, Columbia and Middletown.