Date Rape

Los Angeles Date Rape Defense Lawyer

If the police abruptly show up at your door questioning you about date rape allegations, it is in your best interests to contact an experienced criminal law attorney as soon as possible. Most rape and sexual assault cases involve conflicting accounts or “he said, she said” conflicting statements. Although there are always two sides to every date rape accusation, the police, the prosecution and the jury are unlikely to believe your version of the incident in you are the “man – the aggressor.” When faced with serious criminal charges with life-altering consequences, it is extremely important to have an experienced, respected and determined attorney on your side.

Allegations of date rape are on the rise. Sometimes the allegations are true – sometimes that are false. Regardless of whether the allegations are true or false, date rape charges –or any sexual assault charges are serious and can be detrimental to a person’s reputation and standing in the community, family, friends and co-workers. Your very freedom is likely on the line here – so you want to talk only with a highly experienced, highly respected criminal defense lawyer who can aggressively investigate the case and argue your side of the story while attempting to get the charges dismisses or reduced for the best possible outcome.

There are a number of opportunities to defend most date rape cases. For example, oftentimes the evidence supporting date rape is often unsubstantiated, there are usually nor supportive, credible witnesses either. Additionally, most women –especially those who were will partners at the time but might have regretted the encounter the following day when they claimed “date rape,” did not seek any medical treatment at the time so there is no rape kit evidence. Often times the alleged victim and accused perpetrator were mutually intoxicated by alcohol or drugs. In these very common situation where there was some partying going on, the alleged victim may have no memory of anything actually happening and the accusation of “date rape” is not much more that “a feeling” that they were violated or taken advantage of. In other cases the alleged victim actually gave her consent to engage in sexual relations – but the next day or days reconsidered and is now using the accusation of “date rape” to make themselves feel better at the accused perpetrators’ expense.

Consequences of a Date Rape Conviction

A night of fun and partying can inadvertently land you in a big heap of trouble if accusations of date rape are brought against you in the days that follow. Date rape is a serious and significant felony charge and can result in state prison time should you be convicted. A conviction for date rape will also result in having to register as a sex offender. That’s right! That means your name and your photo (mug shot) will be plastered all over the internet for friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, new love interests – – – anyone to see! So to add insult to injury, after you have completed your prison sentence your life will continue to be harmed and negatively-affected until you die. This is serious stuff.

Dedicated Los Angeles Defense Attorney

Date rape allegations require extensive investigation that the best criminal defense attorneys will undertake to make certain that every potentially-harmful and potentially-beneficial fact is brought to light. Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Bob Bernstein has 100’s of successful cases and wins because Mr. Bernstein takes all of his cases very seriously. Far too often innocent people are charged with date rape who simply were not guilty of doing anything wrong. Contact Bob Bernstein day or night to talk personally by phone and to schedule a follow-up time to meet personally if your discussion with Mr. Bernstein warrants a meeting.


I believe that your Constitution Rights are most important when the “accused” –a lone individual– is facing the overwhelming power of the STATE. A good lawyer is your only protection between you and the Police, the District Attorney and the Court.

I will defend anyone accused of wrongdoing, regardless of the charge. Call me personally, Bob Bernstein, right this minute, DAY or NIGHT at 800-995-2911 to discuss your situation in complete confidence.