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Illinois Date Rape Defense Attorney

DuPage County Lawyer Defends Those Accused of Date Rape

All across the country and throughout Illinois, an increasing number of individuals are being prosecuted for date rape. In Illinois, date rape is charged against individuals who engage in sex on dates or with an acquaintance in forced sexual coercion, whether through trickery, threats, or intimidation, or when consent is not possible because of drug and/or alcohol impairment. Prosecutors take date rape offenses very seriously. If you are arrested for date rape, the skilled litigators at Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. can help you through what is certain to be very difficult life-changing times. We have successfully resolved date rape and other sexual assault cases for clients throughout the Chicago area

Date Rape Charges in Illinois

According to Illinois law, when unwanted sexual contact in a social setting is forced upon a person by someone who is a current date or previous acquaintance, regardless of gender, and no matter the length or brevity of the relationship, date rape has occurred. All too often when men and women are socializing where alcohol or drugs are flowing more freely than usual, things take place that might not occur under normal circumstances. Alcohol and drug use impairs judgment and lessens the usual inhibitors that would normally caution people about engaging in casual sex. And sometimes when what you believe to be consensual sex occurs, the lines of consent are blurred and the other party feels forced. You might get caught up in one of these situations and end up being accused of rape.

In another dangerous scenario, you may also find yourself in a situation where a fiancé or spouse with whom you have previously had consensual sex, has accused you of forcing sex upon them. Even in these personal situations, you can be accused of rape. The laws are designed to protect innocent victims who are most vulnerable to the sexual manipulations of predators, of either gender, in a social setting or at home. In their zealousness, sometimes authorities respond to erroneous accusations, falsely brought against innocent persons and charges are filed. If you are charged with date rape, you are in peril of paying heavy fines and losing your freedom for a very long time. You will also face the devastating impact of the charge on your employment, education, and social standing, as well as face the disgrace such a crime can bring to your family. Criminal penalties put you at risk for:

  • Felony charges
  • Heavy fines
  • Restitution
  • Four to 15 years in prison
  • Being listed on Sex Offender Registry

With an aggressive defense against your date rape charges, our attorneys will investigate every shred of evidence, and thoroughly examine the testimony of the accuser, who may make such accusations as a result of:

  • Being subject to impaired memory as a result of the use of drugs or alcohol
  • Using the legal system to seek revenge on a person by making fake charges against partners, a spouse, or a former boyfriend thought to be cheating, or for breaking off the relationship
  • Giving consent and then denying consent after sex commenced
At the law office of Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C., our skilled attorneys and investigators combine to develop the best strategies for defending you against devastating date rape charges. You can be assured that we will not judge you; we will protect you. Since 1991 we have bought to successful resolution sexual charges for clients in DuPage, Cook, Will, and Kane counties.Contact us immediately for a free initial consultation. A timely response to any criminal charge is important to your defense.
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