Defense Against Sex Charges in Kentucky
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Lexington Rape Defense Attorney

Kentucky Rape Penalties

Don't let rape allegations ruin your future! When you have been accused of rape, you find out who your real friends are. Suddenly you find yourself isolated and under the spotlight of the state, and you may not know where to turn for help.

There are three legal degrees to rape:

  • Third Degree - sexual activity with an individual that is unable to consent due to lack of mental development, the victim is less than 18 years old, or the offender is in a position of authority.
  • Second Degree - sexual activity with an individual that is unable to consent due to lack of mental disability or the victim is less than 14 years old.
  • First Degree - sexual activity with an individual that is being forced against their will, an individual who is physically vulnerable, or the victim is less than 12 years old.

Rape comes with heft felony penalties, including:

  • Third Degree - Class D Felony, Punishable by up to 5 Years in Prison
  • Second Degree - Class C Felony, Punishable by up to 10 Years in Prison
  • First Degree - Class B Felony, Punishable by up to 20 Years in Prison

Note - Rape involving a victim less than 12 years of age, or if the victim sustains a serious physical injury, the felony is automatically categorized as a class A felony which comes with 20+ years in prison if convicted.

Our Lexington criminal defense attorneys have more than 30 years of combined experience, and we focus our practice on sex crime cases. Maybe you have been falsely accused by a former lover or someone with something to gain. Maybe you made a mistake. Whatever the case, we want to help you get the fair treatment you deserve and we are ready to fight to defend your freedom.

Contact us at any time, 24/7/365 by calling our office at (859) 951-3112 or filling out a free consultation form!

Take Action After a Rape Arrest

During the pre-arrest stage of your sex crime case, it is crucial that you hire a criminal defense lawyer early on in the case. Investigators may be following your every move, or if an internet sex crime was involved, they may look through your belongings and electronic device for evidence. Make sure that your rights are not violated and that you are fairly treated before you are charged. In many cases, we may be able to have the investigation stopped if investigators do not follow the procedures or if the investigation produces weak evidence. Whatever happens, we're here to protect you.

Following an arrest, law enforcement and prosecutors will take immediate action to ensure that your case is pushed through the court system as quickly as possible. The goal of prosecutors is to see you sentenced with the highest penalties available for your specific case. Even if there is evidence against you from medical examinations or witness statements, you still have a chance! False accusations abound and consenting sexual contact may have actually taken place. When you work with our team, we will do everything in our power to ensure that you receive a favorable outcome for your case.

Our firm looks for holes in the prosecution's case by challenging:

  • Evidence
  • Police findings
  • Medical evaluations

In addition, we are skilled in the cross-examination of witnesses. Our job is to make sure that your rights are protected and that you do not end up facing immense penalties because of another person's wrongful, bitter, or blatantly false accusations against you. If you have been arrested, you need to contact Bleile & Dawson right away!

Experienced Rape Defense Legal Counsel

Even if you are under investigation and have not yet been arrested for a sex act, it is absolutely essential that you contact Bleile & Dawson. Our firm can take immediate action to ensure that your rights, freedoms, and future are protected. You should never trust your case to an attorney who does not focus their practice on defending sex cases - you need to work with Bleile & Dawson! Working with our firm can help you achieve the outcome you desire. Be confident in your representation - work with our team right away. If you have questions or concerns regarding your situation, now is the time to act.

Time is of the essence; contact our Lexington defense attorneys at (859) 951-3112 now to get started!

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