Rape is a horrific crime and if you have been accused of raping someone, you will be facing some very serious charges.
This is not something that you can take lightly.
If you have been arrested on a rape charge, you need to make your first phone call to Michael Anzalone. He is a highly qualified criminal defense lawyer who can help you navigate the messy legal world.Rape Charges
Sexual assault charges are brought against someone accused of any sexual assault or use of physical force or any other kind of sexual contact.
These crimes are typically handled in state court and you will need a criminal defense lawyer who has represented rape charges. In New Hampshire, statute RSA 632-A:4 covers Felonious Sexual Assault. The penalties for this crime include prison and fines and fees. If you are convicted on rape charges you will also expect to be ordered to probation after your release from jail. If your victim is a minor, you could also be ordered to register as a sex offender, possibly on both the state and federal levels.
As stated previously, this is a serious crime with grave consequences. In order to either prove your innocence or to get your charges reduced, your lawyer will have to be highly aggressive.
These charges can come out of a family relationships, or result from an act against a stranger.
A conviction on a first offense of sexual assault could end up with a prison sentence of up to 20 years for each act. Remember, if you do have to register as a sex offender, this could cost you dearly. It could also follow you for the rest of your life.
Criminal defense attorney Michael Anzalone will caution you against talking with investigators or prosecutors without your legal representative present. It is vital vital for you to work things out with your lawyer. If you talk to someone about your case, keep in mind that they can use this against you if your case goes before a judge.
But at The Anzalone Law Firm, we will always make your case a top priority. Our goal is to get the best possible outcome for you.
Your lawyer will dig through the evidence and determine whether your case should go to trial. But if he thinks the case against you is strong, he may recommend that you plead guilty to lesser charges for a suspended sentence.
We want to see that you get your life back in order as quickly as you can.
If you have been arrested on a rape charge, it can be horrible for you and your family. Be prepared to lose your job and your reputation, even before a conviction. If you are convicted, it can hamper you from future jobs after you get out of prison. This is an offense that will both embarrass and destroy your life as you currently know it.
For these reasons you should contacts us at The Anzalone Law Firm in Nashua, New Hampshire. If you reach out to us at 603.548.3797, we will set up a free consultation with Michael Anzalone.