Rape

In Alabama, the charge of Rape is a very serious offense. Rape is classified in degrees. Rape in the First Degree, or "forcible rape" occurs when a person engages in sexual intercourse of another person by forcible compulsion or with someone who is incapable of consent by reason of physical helplessness or mental incapacity. Rape in the First Degree is a Class A felony.

Rape in the Second Degree, also called "statutory rape" occurs when a person older than 16 engages in sexual intercourse with someone younger than 16, but older than 12 years old. Rape in the Second Degree is a Class B felony.

An allegation of Rape can do tremendous damage to your reputation, job prospects, and financial well-being. If convicted of Rape, you will likely serve a long prison sentence, and once released, be forced to register as a Sex Offender. It is very important to retain an experienced criminal defense lawyer if you or a loved one has been investigated, arrested, or indicted for a charge of Rape. Call (251) 301-0362 to speak with an experienced trial attorney today.