Challenging Allegations Of Acquaintance Rape

Those accused of a sex crime face heavy penalties. Acquaintance rape charges can be even more emotionally challenging than other sex offenses because individuals accused of committing this crime often have a personal relationship with their accusers. In addition, many of the accused are facing charges for the first time.

Handling acquaintance rape cases requires both tenacity and compassion. At Kohn Smith Roth, our attorneys are not here to judge; we are here to advocate for our clients. We provide the skilled representation you need during a difficult time. Our lawyers have decades of combined trial experience defending those accused of crimes in Milwaukee and the surrounding area, including extensive work defending our clients from sex crime charges. You can depend on us to develop an aggressive legal strategy that defends your rights, your reputation and your future in the court of law.

What Is Acquaintance Rape?

While acquaintance rape is also known as date rape. Charges can be filed in any situation where the defendant and plaintiff knew each other. The parties could have been on a date, they could have been at the same party or social event, and they could be friends or even previously been intimate. Drinking or drug use commonly plays a role in these accusations.

The state of Wisconsin does not differentiate between acquaintance rape and other forms of sexual assault. Depending on the case, when accused, you typically face charges of second- or third-degree sexual assault. Third-degree sexual assault is sexual intercourse without consent. Second-degree involves additional factors like drugs, alcohol, unconsciousness, or the threat of force or violence. Both types of sexual assault are classified as felonies, and the accused faces potential imprisonment, large fines and a lifelong record in the sex offender registry.

You need experienced and knowledgeable legal counsel by your side when facing serious sex crime charges. When you have been accused of acquaintance rape, our team will help guide you through the criminal process and work to build a strong defense for you. We will listen to your side of the story, thoroughly investigate the charges and design a defense that presents your side of the story.

Representing Your Rights In Date Rape Cases

Have you been accused of acquaintance rape in the state of Wisconsin? Arrange for your free consultation by contacting us online or calling 414-698-2600.