If you are charged with rape, are being investigated for rape, or have been accused of rape, it is urgent you contact a qualified rape defense lawyer to immediately mount an effective strategy. If charges have not yet been filed, an experienced DuPage criminal defense lawyer from our law firm can work with law enforcement personnel and prosecutors to try and prevent charges from being filed. As with many things, it is easier to prevent a charge from being filed through providing investigators or prosecutors with key information beforehand than to disprove a charge of rape in court. Rape defense requires a great deal of investigation, interviewing witnesses or potential witnesses, determining any ulterior motives, examining the police investigation for errors, misinformation, conflicting information, examining evidence and documenting all the results. A knowledgeable rape defense lawyer will answer all your questions and explore all possible avenues for an effective defense.
Rape is usually defined as sexual penetration without consent through use of force or threat of harm. So the question of rape and sexual assault often hinges on the matter of consent. Since there are seldom any witnesses of the incident, often the only information of the act comes from the accuser and the accused.
Sex crimes such as rape, spousal rape, sexual assault and sexual battery are serious crimes in Illinois which in the case of a conviction carry severe sentences and require registration in the Sex Offender Registry. An experienced rape defense lawyer from our law firm will carefully examine DNA test results, and other forensic evidence as well as evaluating the strength of the evidence the prosecution has in order to prepare the most effective defense strategy. Contact Michael P. Schmiege for a confidential consultation.
Contact Michael Schmiege's nationally recognized boutique law firm for a consultation with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who will fight charges aggressively for you. We dedicate the time and resources necessary to give our clients the best possible opportunity for a favorable outcome. Aggressive, skilled legal counsel is always your best chance for a favorable outcome when your future is in jeopardy. Call an experienced criminal defense lawyer at our firm immediately to ensure you have strong legal representation in your rape case.
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Michael Schmiege has experience with rape cases and our award-winning criminal defense attorneys deliver unparalleled results. Read more about our recent verdicts and case victories in DuPage County.