Not only do Rape cases carry heavy sentences, but a conviction for Rape more than any other crime will ruin a man's reputation for life. Those of us who work in the Criminal Justice System know full well that it is very easy to accuse a man of Rape, but it is a very difficult charge to defend. Furthermore, the number of arrests for Rape and Sexual Offenses is increasing every year. There are many reasons for this. Not only are the police gaining more experience in the investigation of Rape cases, but they are also increasingly assisted by the use of DNA testing that establishes a physical connection between two people. So properly defending a Rape case is no longer just a matter of "He Said v. She Said", it is increasingly a matter of scientific expert v. scientific expert. Many people mistakenly believe that Rape is only charged in those cases where a woman is the victim of a violent attack by a total stranger. Today however, the more common situation involving Rape cases deals with people who know each other and have been intimate. These are the so called Date Rape cases. Unfortunately, many College Students fall victim to this charge and many are falsely accused! The result is that their lives and their family's lives can be destroyed.
You must also keep in mind that a conviction for Rape or a serious Sexual Offense also results in the Defendant having to register with the State Police as a Sex Offender. In some cases persons convicted of Sexual Offenses face lifetime registrations and may be designated as Sexually Violent Predators. This is why you owe it to yourself to have an experienced lawyer represent you if you are charged with Rape or a Sexual Offense. We have been defending persons charged with Rape and Sexual offenses for nearly forty years. Contact the Law Offices of Perry de Marco, Sr. Please keep in mind that we do not charge for the initial consultation.