Facing Charges Of Date Rape

It happens far too often on many college campuses. After what was believed to be consensual sexual contact, a college student unexpectedly comes to learn that he or she has been charged with a sex crime. Law Offices of Kelly & Conte has experience investigating these cases and defending college students against accusations of date rape or other sex crimes in West Chester and Reading, Pennsylvania.

We are passionate about criminal defense and are committed to vigorously defending the rights and reputations of our clients. Contact our firm today by calling 610-314-7066.

College Date Rape Allegations

It's important for college students to have an effective defense plan after a sex crime allegation. Not only is the accused student's reputation at risk, but future employment and educational opportunities may also suffer as a result of a conviction. In addition, there are serious criminal penalties for sex crimes.

A sexual assault conviction in Pennsylvania is a second-degree felony that carries a jail sentence that can range between five and 10 years. The judge may also impose fines during sentencing.

A more serious offense, rape is classified as a first-degree felony. A conviction means between 10 and 20 years in prison. If any sort of date rape drug was found to be involved, the judge may add an additional 10 years to the sentence as well as a fine of up to $100,000.

We Work Toward Our Clients' Best Interests

Our job as criminal defense attorneys is to always be available to our clients. We want those we represent to thoroughly understand the charges they face and to be well-informed as the case progresses.

Another important part of our job is to examine the evidence leveled against our clients. Sometimes witness testimony isn't concrete and the charges have a weak foundation. In that case, we may seek to have all charges dismissed. We may also negotiate with prosecutors to work out a plea bargain that might include a reduction of penalties.

Whatever approach we take, you can rest assured you are receiving the best possible defense with Law Offices of Kelly & Conte.

If you or someone you love allegedly raped someone and is now facing a date rape or sexual assault charge, set up some time with a lawyer from Law Offices of Kelly & Conte. The initial consultation is free so don't hesitate to call 610-314-7066.