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Top Date Rape Attorney: Nicole Blank Becker

Facing any criminal sexual conduct charge can be a scary and overwhelming situation. If you find yourself in this predicament, you need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney who understands the law and how it applies to your case. Nicole Blank Becker is a top sex crime attorney in Ann Arbor, Center Line, Detroit, Farmington Hills, and throughout the rest of the state of Michigan. She takes pride in utilizing her years of experience and knowledge to help clients fight sexual assault charges, date rape charges, or any other related crime.

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The first step when facing criminal charges for acquaintance rape is to contact Attorney Nicole Blank Becker to schedule a free consultation. You can work to create an attorney-client relationship and feel confident that she will build a solid defense for your charges. The first step is to get in touch. The contact form sends information directly to her and allows you to set up your initial meeting.

Understanding Date Rape Crimes

Date rape is considered one of the most emotionally charged and obscure crimes you can be charged with. That is because most cases that involve claims of date rape rely on “he said, she said” arguments. Due to this, date rape charges are extremely challenging to prosecute.

However, because date rape is a type of criminal sexual conduct, it is smart to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney if you are charged with this crime. The penalties for a conviction are severe, which means you should seek assistance when being accused of date rape, even if no official charges have been filed.

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Date rape occurs between people with an existing relationship, unlike basic rape charges when the alleged victim does not know their assailant. A factor that complicates a date rape case is the “existing relationship.” This can mean anything from people who are engaged, have a multi-year relationship, or even spent a mere few hours together at a club. It is also possible for one spouse to file rape charges against the other.

Date Rape Drugs

The cases involving date rape that are easiest for the prosecution to prove are those that involve date rape drugs. The most common drug used for this is Rohypnol, which is commonly called “roofies.” It can be easily slipped into someone’s drink, and after an hour or two after consuming it, the person will then be “out of it” and, in some cases, barely conscious. In this state, it is virtually impossible to resist the advances of the other person.

If the alleged victim has Rohypnol (or another date rape drug) in their system after the incident, it is bad news for the defendant. At this point, the prosecution has proof that date rape occurred and will proceed with date rape charges. If this happens, you need a top rape defense attorney, like Nicole Blank Becker, who understands the law and how to build a solid defense for someone facing this sex crime.

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The best defense in this situation is that the defendant is not the one who slipped the drug into the victim’s drink.

If date rape drugs are not involved in the situation, the law is not as clear or black and white. For example:

  • How intoxicated on drugs or alcohol does someone need to be to no longer have the faculties to provide their consent to a sexual act?
  • How often and forcefully should someone have to say “no” before another person is required to leave them alone?
  • How long after a sexual assault does the victim have to report the incident?

These are questions that are still under debate in Michigan (along with several other states). Since there is no clear answer, date rape charges are often weak, with minimal evidence besides the victim’s testimony.

Being Wrongly Convicted of Date Rape

Many allegations of date rape are legitimate, even if they do not result in a conviction of the offender. However, some people may fabricate a date rape accusation to try to get money from someone or because they regret the relations they had in the past. In these situations, you may be innocent, but still be convicted of this crime. When a wrongful conviction occurs, it can be devastating. You may face serious consequences, including jail time, fines, and even being ordered to sex offender registration.  Learn more on what to do if falsely accused of criminal sexual conduct here.

When you hire Nicole Blank Becker, you have an experienced criminal sexual conduct attorney on your side, fighting for your rights. She understands how date rape cases work and will use her experience and resources to help clear your name of the alleged crime.

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Cases involving sexual assault and date rape are serious. It is important to provide your CSC defense attorney with all confidential or sensitive information related to your case that can be used to help bring the alleged victim’s credibility into question. It is your attorney’s job to create reasonable doubt that the alleged crime occurred.

Sex Offender Status

If your date rape case results in a conviction and drugs are involved in the sexual assault case, you will not be put on the Sex Offender Registry if that is the only charge against you. While this is still a felony charge and carries a 20year maximum jail sentence, it is not designated a Tier I, Tier II, or Tier III offense on the Sex Offenders Registration Act. Unfortunately, if you face drug-facilitated criminal sexual conduct, you may have other charges against you. If this is the case, you may be ordered to register as a sex offender upon conviction.

CSC-1 Charge

If someone is at a bar or nightclub and has a friend distract the victim while the date rape drug is put into their drink, they may face a CSC-1 charge if the sexual assault involves sexual penetration. According to Michigan Law, if the person committing the crime is assisted by another person and knows the victim is in an incapacitated state, the crime qualifies for a CSC-1 charge. This sexual assault charge is considered a felony and comes with a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Why You Can Not Afford to Fight These Charges Alone

When facing a date rape or a more serious sexual assault charge, it is not a good idea to fight it alone. The law is complex, and the prosecuting attorney will have years of experience in the courtroom. It is important to hire Attorney Nicole Blank Becker to help you build a viable criminal defense charge for your date rape charge. In many cases, even if sexual intercourse did not occur, you can still be charged with this crime.

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You can not take chances with your freedom and reputation. If you are convicted, it can lead to time in prison, significant fines, and other consequences.

Potential Defenses Against Date Rape Charges

Potential defenses to date rape charges are challenging because of the “he said, she said” nature of these charges. It is not uncommon for someone to make false accusations against someone (as mentioned above). If the other side swears that you took advantage of them by force or coercion or by drugs and committed some consensual sexual act, you must have a strong defense.

In most situations, we will have to argue the facts of the case and situation. The goal is to demonstrate what occurred by providing evidence and testimony that describes how things happened differently than what the accuser described.

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We can also use other legal sexual assault defense strategies in these cases. One of the most effective defenses available is consent. If you can prove that the interaction did not occur and that the victim is fabricating the situation, or if you had proof that they consented to the sexual interaction, then this is beneficial for your case. It is also possible that the accuser was confused about what occurred because they had drugs or alcohol in their system at the time of the incident (that they took on their own).

Consent is a type of legal defense, and the courts have stated that it is a viable strategy against CSC charges, including date rape.

Contact Nicole Blank Becker for Help with Your Date Rape Charge

If you face date rape charges, you need an experienced and knowledgeable sex crimes defense lawyer to help with your case. The best way to get this quality defense is by contacting the office of Nicole Blank Becker and Blank Law, PC to schedule a free consultation.

It is important to send a message, contact the office, and create an attorney-client relationship. This is the first step in building a defense for your case.

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When it comes to date rape charges, the penalties can be severe. You can not take your chances, so you need the best Michigan criminal defense lawyer to help you with your case. Attorney Nicole Blank Becker and her entire legal team are here to help with your case. There is no reason you can’t have a strong defense to help you overcome the charges that you are facing. Get in touch today and schedule the Michigan criminal defense attorney free consultation to get started.

3150 Livernois Rd. Suite 126
Troy, MI 48083
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