Common Sex Crimes

Franklin, Brentwood & Columbia Defense Attorneys Handle Sexual Assault and Date Rape Charges

Skilled trial lawyers for violent sex crimes in Spring Hill, Murfreesboro, Lawrenceburg and Pulaski, Tennessee

Despite the fact that we live in an age of great sexual liberty, sexual assault and rape are still quite common. Not all these crimes are accomplished through blunt force; sexual assailants use drugs and even technology to facilitate the acts. Nor do all sexual assaults occur between strangers: Date rape and acquaintance rape are even more common than stranger rape. Ironically, the rise in acquaintance rape has empowered women to accuse men of rape simply because they later regretted the sexual encounter. The Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates believes that all accused people deserve a vigorous defense. If you have been accused of sexual assault or date rape, our skilled attorneys will provide the strong defense that ensures your right to due process.

Defense to date rape

Drugging a victim is considered by law to be an act of force that overrides a victim’s ability to resist. Likewise, engaging in sex while another person is unconscious eliminates any possibility that the drugged person could have consented. Common drugs used to commit date rape include:

  • Rohypnol
  • GHB

In social situations, it is difficult if not impossible to determine how a victim came to be drugged. A sex crime attorney at Altshuler & Associates works to make sure you get the benefit of every doubt.

Defense to violent sexual assault

In cases of violent sexual assault, where there is physical battery in addition to sexual contact, it’s difficult for a defendant to assert that the victim consented. Even if that were so, public policy has long held that consent is not a defense to assault.  A defendant must mount a defense on different assertions:

  • The accused is not the assailant – The victim has wrongly identified the perpetrator
  • The injuries did not result from contact with the accused – DNA evidence may prove the accused had sex with the victim, but that is not necessarily evidence that the accused assaulted the victim. Someone else could have committed the assault.
  • Consensual sex preceded physical assault – The consensual sexual contact occurred first, followed by an argument that led to physical injury. The defendant may be guilty of physical battery, but that is not related to sexual activity

If you have been accused of sexual assault or date rape charges, you need a sex crime attorney immediately to help defend you against these charges and protect your rights.  Call on the Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates, one of the leading Franklin criminal defense law firms, to consult with one of our criminal defense lawyers immediately.

Contact a qualified sex assault attorney for a staunch defense to date rape

The sexual assault attorneys at the Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates defend clients in Williamson County Tennessee. If you’re facing charges, we have the knowledge and experience to represent you effectively. Call us today at 615-977-9370 or use our convenient online form to schedule your free initial consultation.