Free Consultations 949.565.1005
Over 30 Years of Combined Experience
Fighting for Your Well-Being in Court

Rape

Newport Beach Sex Crimes

Rape is the unlawful and non-consensual intercourse between two individuals. While there is a stereotype surrounding men’s ability to rape women, rape can also detail intercourse that a male did not consent to. Regardless, it is important to understand what rape is because many times individuals are accused falsely and get charged as sex offenders.

Some particular characteristics of rape are threats, physical harm, intoxication, and an individual’s conscious state. It is also important to note that rape knows no age and when interacting with minors there could be even stiffer penalties if you are charged with rape. Contact our Southern California sex crime attorney today, we will do everything possible to successfully defend you in court.

Types of Rape

While rape is defined in a particular manor, it is important to realize that there are definitions for different kinds of rape under the California Penal Code.

Rape includes:

  • General Non-Spousal Rape (Section 261) - Sex with an individual who has not consented, or is being taken advantage of, and is not the perpetrator’s spouse.
  • Statutory Rape (Section 261.5) – Statutory rape is defined as the unlawful sex between an adult and a minor. A minor is defined as any individual who is under the age of 18.
  • Spousal Rape (Section 262) – Spousal rape is defined as sex between two spouses through force or intimidation.

Penalties Associated with Rape

Typically, rape comes with prison sentences and fines when convicted. In California, the typical prison sentence is anywhere from 3 – 8 years, but can be increased/decreased when the individual who was raped was of a certain age. When dealing with statutory cases involve a victim over the age of fourteen the typical prison sentence is 7 – 11 years, when the victim is under fourteen the prison sentence is increased to 9 – 13 years. Furthermore, when dealing with cases involving minors there is a fine ranging from $2,000 - $25,000.

In addition, penalties may increase if the individual was one of many who worked to rape a victim as a group. Regardless, of the situation the penalties for a rape conviction are extremely strict and you will need an attorney who is equally as strict when it comes to your defense. We can guide you through your entire rape criminal defense case through aggressive case strategies that keep your best interest in mind.

Contact our aggressive and knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys today.

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • United States Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • United states District Court - Central District Court of Califor
  • United States District Court - Eastern District of California
  • The State Bar of California

Hear from Our Former Clients

We Fight Continually for Your Best Result
  • “All I can say is that Reza is by far the best attorney I have ever had and I have had a few. The odds were stacked against us and we still came out on top.”

    Hildred O.

  • “Of all the lawyers I spoke to, Reza was by far the most courteous and explained to me that I would get the best legal representation that I could buy. Reza went above and beyond my expectations of what i thought was going to be the outcome of my case.”

    Tyler

  • “Heaven forbid you should ever need a criminal defense attorney. But, should you need one, look no further than Reza and his associates at KN Defense. Thank you Reza!”

    Mehrdad

  • “Thanks to Mr. Nosratabadi, I did no jail time. I did a 30 day stay at a local residential rehabilitation program. Thank you Mr. Nosratabadi.”

    A.T.C.

  • “Rodney handled the whole case so I didn't have to do a single thing and just focused on my own day to day routines.”

    Past Client

  • “You don't need to do any more research.....Reza is the lawyer for you!”

    Kriste

  • “My case was dismissed on the first day of trial.”

    P.B.

  • “Almost two weeks later, my case was dismissed. Thanks Mr. Nosratabadi!”

    E.J.C.

  • “When I sat down with Rodney Nosratabadi, he made me feel more comfortable about the proceedings. He visited my son at the hospital and told him about what could happen to his case.”

    C.L.

  • “In the end, my case was dismissed. I highly recommended him to anybody facing a criminal charge.”

    D.W.

  • “Where other lawyers would settle or try to finish the case early, he went the extra mile and kept pushing for dismissal for months and months. ”

    Sam

  • “I retained his offices and he got me an offer with no jail time.”

    G.S.

  • “I hope to never have to hire another criminal defense lawyer in my life, but if I do it will be Rodney Nosratabadi. I highly recommend him.”

    Past Client

  • “He pointed out each and every single lie that the officers uttered to the jury. I knew that I had made the right choice by choosing this lawyer. He was recommended by two other lawyers.”

    S.H.

  • “I hired Rodney, and he went to court for me. At the second hearing, he got the case dismissed. ”

    T.S.R.

Discuss Your Case Today

Consultations Are Free & Confidential
  • Please enter your name.
  • This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.