Sex crimes are taken very seriously in South Carolina. Those who are accused of such actions could face a number of significant penalties if convicted, including imprisonment, fines and registration on the Sex Offenders Registry -- among various others. There are numerous forms of sex crimes. This week, we are going to discuss rape and where you can find information about how a criminal defense attorney may be able to help you if you are accused of this form of sexual assault.
What is rape? Rape, by definition, is sexual penetration without consent. The number of rapes that occur in South Carolina and across the country is thought to be pretty high. However, many such sexual assaults are believed to go unreported.
Fighting a rape charge can be difficult, as it often comes down to the victim's word versus that of the accused. However, taking the time and pursuing appropriate actions to fight such accusations may be in one's best interests. To learn more about sex crimes, how they are treated by authorities and how an attorney may be able to assist you, please visit our firm's website.
A rape charge comes with potentially severe consequences. Those in South Carolina who have been accused and convicted of such crimes often find that their livelihoods are severely affected. If you have been accused of rape, an experienced criminal defense attorney may be able to help you throughout the course of your case -- starting with the initial investigation. Seeking counsel immediately is strongly advised, as having representation present during the investigative process can ensure that your rights are not being violated and that your best interests are being fully considered.