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Date Rape in Michigan – Things That You Should Know

Date rape is probably one of the most difficult cases to prosecute and to defend. The cases that involves date rape often boils down to the credibility of the people involved and will heavily depend on the “she said, he said” type of argument.

What is date rape?

Simply put, a date rape is when you raped someone you know. A rape can be considered a date rape when the victim agreed to spend some moment with the rapist or they are in a relationship. A usual date rape case heard in the media is when the rapist slips date rape drugs in a woman’s drink and rapes her after.

Being in a relationship or in a potentially romantic relationship doesn’t equate to consent to sex. Remember, a consent must be freely given first before doing any kind of sexual activities.

 

Date Rape Scenario

What are the types of consent?

Freely given consent – given without intimidation or pressure

Reversible consent – if the victim agreed to have sex before but changes his/her mind moving forward

Specific Consent: victim agrees to sexual activities but within cretain specific acts only

What are the immediate effects of date rape charges?

If you are accused of any type of CSC crime which includes date rape charges, you will probably lose your job.

If you are accused of date rape, you might get kicked out of school for certain period of time.

If proven guilty,  the rapist will be required to register as a sex offender in their own location.

What should I do if I am charged with date rape charges?

If you or someone you know is charged with sex crime, time is of essence. You must immediately talk to a Michigan sex crimes lawyer and ask him/her about your case.  The choice of who to hire is an important decision that may affect you for the rest of your life.

You can always seek the services of Attorney Nicole Blank Becker. Attorney Becker was the Chief of Sex Crimes and Child Abuse for the past 4 years. She was at the Prosecutor’s Office for 16 years. Her in-depth experience with Sex and Abuse cases will surely build the strongest defense possible to aggressively pursue the best possible outcome for your case.

3150 Livernois Rd. Suite 126
Troy, MI 48083
(248) 515-6583
law@nicoleblankbecker.com

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