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Houston Date Rape Lawyer

Attorney Greg Tsioros

Date Rape

Date Rape Defense in Houston: Brazoria, Ft. Bend, Galveston, Harris & Montgomery Counties

Accusations of date rape are serious charges that can bring a person’s professional and personal life to a standstill. A date rape typically occurs when someone is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and the person’s acquaintance has sexual intercourse with them without their consent. It is assumed that the victim was so impaired by the drugs or alcohol that they did not have the capacity to consent to the sexual activity.

Potential Date Rape Penalties

Those who are convicted of date rape face harsh sentences that not only alter their lives for the short-term, but for the rest of their lives. The two stages of sentencing include:

  • Initial punishment: This is when the defendant will be handed over to the Department of Corrections to serve out their sentence. Those convicted of date rape will most likely face a second-degree felony charge and face two to 20 years in prison and fines costing thousands of dollars.
  • Post-incarceration: Once a person has served their prison sentence, they will be required to register as a sex offender. This brings a whole host of restrictions that can alter the way a person lives their life. There will be restrictions such as jobs that can be held, educational programs that can be pursued and even where a person can live. The person convicted will essentially have to tailor their life around the registration as a sex offender.
Building a Solid Defense

There is no shortage of ways that a person can be falsely accused of date rape. There are some instances where an alleged victim is simply ashamed of the intercourse or repercussions from it and will press charges as a way to avoid personal retribution. In cases like this, a knowledgeable defense attorney will examine every aspect of the case to determine if consent can be proven. There are also instances when a person misidentifies the person who allegedly raped them. Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs can make this a definite reality.

Speak to a Houston Date Rape Defense Lawyer

The Law office of Greg Tsioros is built on providing the best client experience possible and aggressively fighting for clients’ rights. Houston attorney Greg Tsioros has worked for the state of Texas and knows how to defend against false accusations of sexual assault.

Call (832) 752-5972 today to talk to Greg Tsioros about your date rape case.