Date Rape Defense Attorneys

Was It Consensual Sex Or Date Rape? The Answer Is Rarely Clear.

People tend to think of rape as a forcible sexual act perpetrated by a stranger. But in many cases, the alleged victims and the alleged perpetrators know one another. And in the case of date rape (sometimes called acquaintance rape), the two people involved may already be exploring a relationship in which consensual sex is likely or has already previously occurred.

In circumstances like this, it is not always clear how consent is defined and communicated. Things can become even murkier when alcohol is involved.

If you have been accused of date rape, you may have thought that the encounter was consensual. With the help of a skilled sexual assault defense lawyer, you can better communicate your side of the story and present arguments for why your actions were not criminal in nature.

Combating False Accusations

As noted above, there are many cases of alleged date rape that can be attributed to miscommunication, and heightened by alcohol and drug intoxication. Unfortunately, there are also cases in which individuals make false allegations.

At Mouton Law Firm, we are ready to fight the allegations against you, challenge the evidence and scrutinize the credibility of the accuser. We are often better prepared than prosecutors are, and this thorough preparation is especially prevalent during cross-examination. If there are inconsistencies, motives for false accusations or claims unsupported by evidence, we will make sure that jurors know about them.

We will work tirelessly to protect your rights, your freedom and your good reputation.

Contact Us To Discuss Your Case

Mouton Law Firm is located in Shreveport, and we serve clients throughout Louisiana. To discuss your rights and options with an experienced sex crimes defense attorney, call us at 318-716-7305. You can also reach us via email.