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Rape Defense Attorney in Plano

The Defense You Need to Clear Your Name 

You have been accused of rape, and you are terrified. This accusation may have devastating consequences on your career, your family, your reputation, and your future. If convicted, you could lose years of your life behind bars. Fortunately, a sex crimes attorney can help. 

The state of Texas prosecutes rape very aggressively. You need a law firm that is equally aggressive in your defense. The Barbieri Law Firm has spent 20 years tirelessly defending clients charged with sexual offenses, including rape.  

If you are facing these severe charges, a Plano rape lawyer can help you. Contact the firm today at (972) 750-4845.

What Are the Consequences of a Rape Conviction? 

Texas law classifies rape as a second-degree felony. However, if serious bodily injury occurs, there is the presence or use of a deadly weapon, or there is use of a drug, the state elevates the crime to a first-degree felony. This is the second most serious crime in the state of Texas, and the consequences are severe.  

If convicted of either of these charges, you face serious penalties, including: 

  • A fine of up to $10,000 
  • Probation 
  • Civil commitment 
  • Between 2 and 99 years in jail 
  • Mandatory registration as a sex offender 
  • Immigration penalties; loss of visa or green card or deportation 

Rape charges can have other lifelong consequences as well, including: 

  • Divorce 
  • Loss of custody of your children 
  • Loss of family relationships and friendships 
  • Loss of livelihood, professional licenses revoked, unable to find employment 

Defending Against a Rape Charge in Collin & Denton Counties

The highly skilled and experienced rape lawyers at Barbieri Law Firm can help you build a strong defense in the fight to protect your reputation, your rights, your freedom, and your future. The prosecution has the burden of proving you committed the sex crime beyond a reasonable doubt, but it is their job to cast that doubt on the claims and accusations against you. Each case is unique, and they have effective defense strategies to create the most effective defense for you. 

  • Innocence: Prove you did not commit the crime 
  • Motive of false accusations: Are there any reasons why the accuser may have lied about the alleged crime 
  • Corrupted evidence: Biased and misleading interviews 
  • Scientific evidence: Lack of forensic proof of the crime 
  • Motion to suppress: Evidence obtained by law enforcement without proper procedure cannot be used 
  • Mental illness: A more lenient sentence may be given if the offender can show they were mentally incapable or mentally ill at the time of the crime 

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  • Found Not Guilty

    Potential Sentence: 2-10 years in prison

  • Found Not Guilty

    Potential Sentence: Minimum of 25 years prison, up to 99 years with a $10,000 fine AND 20 years in prison on each of the Indecency counts; each with a $10,000 fine

  • Found Not Guilty

    Potential Sentence: 5-99 years or life in prison

Aggressive Defense Against Date-Rape Charges 

Date rape is any sex crime that occurs between friends or acquaintances. This type of rape can occur on a date, between two people in a relationship, between friends, or between people previously in a relationship. This sex crime frequently occurs after a date or party and drugs or alcohol are often involved. It is important that anyone charged with date rape understands that this is a very serious charge and will be considered a criminal sexual assault. 

When it comes to a date rape case, the Barbieri legal team will leave no stone unturned. We interview witnesses, subpoena phone records, uncover hidden evidence, and discover the weaknesses in the prosecution’s argument. Barbieri Law Firm has successfully defended numerous clients against date-rape charges, earning a reputation as one of the most sought-after firms in Texas. Clients seek out the law office from all over the state given the firm’s proven track records of success. 

Take Action with a Plano Defense Rape Attorney 

Do not let the charges against you ruin your reputation and jeopardize your future. Trust the highly skilled and experienced rape attorneys at Barbieri Law Firm. 

Contact Barbieri Law Firm to schedule an appointment. The firm offers a free consultation and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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