Rape, otherwise known as Sexual Assault, is considered a heinous crime in Virginia with heavy consequences if convicted. Defined under Virginia laws as any form of unwanted sexual contact obtained without consent and/or through the use of force, threat of force, intimidation, or coercion, rape carries a sentence of 5 years to life depending on the circumstances. The State of Virginia does not make any distinction if the victim is also the spouse of the accused either, and if the victim is under age 13, it can carry a minimum 25 years to life sentence in prison.

There are many types of rape or sexual assault such as date rape, marital rape, statutory rape, and sexual battery, however the circumstances around each type vary and can, in many cases, be misconstrued by the prosecution. The McClenney Law Group looks at all the information from your point of view and will help you understand your options and fight for your future using the same tools the prosecution has at their disposal.

Having a knowledgeable and relentless defense attorney who can defend you in a rape charge is paramount to your freedom. The severe consequences of a rape conviction, even with a minimum sentence, would also require you to register with the Sex Offender Registry for the rest of your life and would haunt you as long as you lived.

Don’t wait till the last moment to talk to a defense attorney. The McClenney Law Group is here to help you know and understand your rights and help you in your defense. Call us today for a consultation.

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