Have You Been Charged with Rape in Olathe?

Sex Crime Defense Throughout Johnson County

Convictions of sex crimes such as rape carry life-long consequences. You could be sentenced to prison for decades and be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life, even after you are released from prison. Rape and other sex crime allegations must be defended by the most zealous and experienced sex crimes lawyers. The law firm of Martin & Wallentine strives to provide the best defense for each and every client. As your attorneys, we could aggressively advocate for you and fight to prove your innocence.

Many charges of rape are made out of fear, anger or spite, especially in cases of domestic disputes. Although it only takes significant fear or emotional distress on the part of the alleged victim for an investigation to be valid, it is still difficult to prove rape without physical evidence. Even in cases where there is DNA or other such evidence against the accused, a skilled Olathe criminal defense lawyer could present a convincing and strong case and fight to have your charges reduced to sexual battery or assault, or dismissed altogether.

Rape Charges & Sex Crime Defense

When rape charges are filed in Kansas under statute K.S.A. § 21-5503, the prosecution is alleging that the defendant engaged in sexual intercourse with a person without their consent. This could be committed because the victim was:

  • Scared
  • Unconscious
  • Mentally unable to provide consent
  • Underage
  • Tricked into having sex for medical or therapeutic reasons

As a severity level 1, person felony, rape is punishable by up to 653 months (54.4 years) in prison. If the defendant has no criminal record prior to the conviction, the prison time would likely only be punishable up to 165 months. However, if the sex act involves a child under 14, the punishment is more severe due to Kansas's Jessica's law.

Get Help from Martin & Wallentine! Call (913) 232-2518

Contact Martin & Wallentine, LLC today to ensure that your attorney aggressively defends you from such a serious and wrongful conviction. We have extensive experience in criminal defense cases of all kinds, including sex crimes and rape charges. Your initial consultation is free, so call now for help from our Olathe sex crime lawyer!

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