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Date Rape Defense Lawyer in Pittsburgh

Defending You Against Allegations

Date rape is a very serious violent crime that can have you facing heavy penalties. Almost all of the rapes and sex crime victims knew their offender prior to the assault. People can be blamed for date rape just by being in the wrong place at the wrong time or being seen with a person who was allegedly the victim of a rape. If you have been arrested and are being investigated for a date rape charge, it is important to remember that you are always innocent until proven guilty and working with a Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney can help you defend your case.

Use of Drugs or Alcohol

There are many cases in which victims claim that they do not remember the incident that supposedly happened because they were under the influence of drugs or excessive amounts of alcohol. The alleged "date rape drugs" come in a few different forms and usually render the victim either unconscious or unable to fight or protest sexual advances. Rohypnol, GHB, and Ketamine are commonly used "date rape drugs" and are dissolvable in liquid. A defense against date rape allegations may hinge on analysis of facts such as that these drugs are found in urine for about two days after ingestion and found in hair for weeks following. If a medical professional finds no use of drugs, you may have your charges reduced or dismissed.

It is important to remember as well, that Rohypnol is illegal in the United States, and if you are found possessing or having used Rohypnol (or "roofies/ruffies") to drug someone, then you may be charged with a drug crime as well. Ketamine and GHB are legal, but only in controlled amounts and with a prescription. Ketamine is commonly used in veterinary practice to help sedate animals prior to surgery and being in possession of large amounts could have you facing serious consequences, even if you did not actually use them to rape someone.

Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Lawyer

It is imperative that you protect your future. As terrifying as this time in your life may be, it is important to remember that you will need an aggressive trial litigator to help defend your freedom. With the assistance of Blaine Jones Law, LLC, you can rest assured that our firm will defend your every need. Rape is a serious charge and the consequences can be hefty. If you are found guilty of date rape or any other sexual crime, then you will have to spend the rest of your life registering as a sex offender. The moment you are arrested or placed under investigation for a date rape, you need to contact Blaine Jones Law, LLC to receive outstanding representation. Call our firm today!

Blaine Jones Law, LLC - Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney
Located at 600 Grant St #660 Pittsburgh, PA 15219. View Map
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