Akron Rape Defense Lawyer

The crime of rape is a serious sex offense that can result in severe penalties. It is a Class 1 felony punishable by a minimum of 5 years in prison. An Akron criminal defense attorney should be contacted at once if you have been charged with rape to immediately begin work on your defense.

Have you been arrested for rape?

You will need a skilled attorney on your side when fighting rape charges to help prevent a guilty verdict. DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder is an aggressive and proven criminal defense firm that can provide qualified legal advice regarding your case. We have a proven track record defending clients accused of sex crimes like rape and will provide zealous legal representation throughout your case.

Penalties for Rape in Ohio

Rape is a violent crime involving forced sexual intercourse, or threats of force, on another person. This includes situations where a person can’t resist or consent to sexual intercourse because they are unconscious, mentally incapacitated, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Sexual intercourse with a child under 13 is also considered rape. Other forms of sexual contact with a child under 13 (gross sexual imposition) are also illegal. The penalties for rape include:

  • Incarceration (minimum of 5 years)
  • Fines
  • Restitution
  • Court-ordered counseling
  • Sex offender registration

Sexual battery is a similar type of sex crime involving a person who engages in sexual conduct with someone under 18, and who also holds a position of authority such as a teacher or parent. It is charged as a third-degree felony and is punishable by 1 to 5 years in prison.

Call Your Akron Defense Lawyers Today!

Attorneys at our firm are tough litigators that will build a strong defense when fighting rape charges. Contact an Akron rape defense attorney at our office if you have been charged with rape to discuss your legal options and possible defense strategies.