Ohio Date Rape Attorney

Facing date rape accusations? Get tough defense!

The Koffel Law Firm handles many date rape cases, including teenagers and young adults facing first degree felony rape charges. Date rape accusations are serious, as they can result in no less than five years in prison (depending on the age of the alleged victim) and a lifetime of stigma and other collateral consequences.

One Of Ohio’s premier criminal defense firms. Rated Best Law Firms by US News. The firm is led by Attorney Brad Koffel, who has been voted one of The Best Lawyers in America as well as Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Ohio by the NACDA. If you’re looking for defense you can trust, look no further than The Koffel Law Firm.

The Role of Alcohol and Drugs

Alcohol and drugs often play a role in the date rape cases we handle. While rohypnol (“roofies”) is perhaps the most infamous substance for “date rape,” most date rape cases actually involve alcohol only, or prescription drugs like Xanax. Date rape allegations can surface after both voluntary and involuntary consumption of drugs or alcohol. Introducing intoxicating substances like these into sexual encounters produces an element of risk, since these substances can impair your judgment. In other words, regret can often lead to rape allegations.

No Means No, Yes Means No, and the Confusion of Consent

The definition of “consent” has become more and more convoluted over the years. Is it enough to willingly participate in sex, for example, or do both parties have to verbally consent? Is it rape if one party says yes at first, and then no later? Grey areas like this are exactly why you need an experienced sex crime attorney in your corner if you are facing rape allegations.

Sex On Campus

Sex on campus, in particular, is so complicated, that some have gone so far as to call it impossible. Was she too drunk to give her consent? Did he get her consent? For both parts? Date rape allegations run rampant on American college campuses, but in many cases, they are handled by the colleges and universities themselves, without getting law enforcement involved. The Safe Campus Act, though, could give more due process protections for students accused of rape, by bringing in law enforcement to handle more of these allegations.

Contact our Ohio rape defense lawyers today!

If you have been accused of rape in violation of the Ohio Revised Code 2907.02, we encourage you to get in touch with our sex crime defense attorneys today.

The Koffel Law Firm has been voted one of the “Best Law Firms” by US News. We have extensive experience dealing with date rape accusations, so get in touch with us for a review of your case, and we can inform you of your legal rights and options.