Tennessee Date Rape Defense Attorneys and Experienced Sex Crimes Defense Lawyers in Knoxville, TN

When a person engages in sexual activity with another individual against that individual’s will, it is considered rape. Date rape is defined as non-consensual or forced sexual activity between two people who already know each other, such as friends, neighbors, schoolmates, acquaintances, dates, and even couples. In fact, date rape is statistically more widespread than rape committed by a stranger.

Engaging in sexual activity with a drunk or drugged person is illegal, and will be considered rape in the eyes of the law. In a lot of instances of date rape, the offender uses alcohol or “date rape drugs” to take advantage of the victim. Date rape drugs are odorless and have no taste, making them difficult to sense when mixed with alcohol, drugs, or other drinks. These drugs are used to defuse resistance to sex, lower inhibitions, or produce the victim to temporarily lose consciousness. In addition, some date rape drugs affect the victim’s memory to the point where he/she has little or no memory of the sexual encounter.

Skilled date rape defense lawyer located in Knoxville, TN

We have represented numerous cases in which a client was wrongly accused of date rape. If you have been accused of date rape, you need to hire a skilled Tennessee date rape defense attorney right away.  Even the mere accusation of date rape can ruin an individual’s life. Their families, friends, and community, or face unexpected job loss, or a spoiled reputation may shun individual’s accused of date rape. In addition, his or her future opportunities may be restricted.

Rape of any kind is a seriously felony offense that will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Any person convicted of date rape will face severe legal punishment, including imprisonment, expensive monetary fines, and mandatory lifetime registration as a sex offender.

Contact Attorney James A.H. Bell an Experienced Tennessee Date Rape Defense Lawyer.

If you have been accused of date rape, it is imperative to hire an attorney as soon as possible. The quicker an attorney is brought into the legal process, the better. At the Law Offices of James A.H. Bell,P.C., we have effectively defended many clients throughout Tennessee charged with date rape. When we commit to a case, we personally conduct an investigation, collect information, challenge evidence, and assertively negotiate with prosecutors. At the Law Offices of James A. H. Bell, P.C., we work relentlessly to protect your rights, and make sure you receive the legal justice you need and ought to have.