Date Rape

Date Rape

Date rape allegations, which are often fraudulent or unfounded, are unfortunately on the rise in Massachusetts. Date rape commonly involves a man and women consensually dating or spending time with each other, which leads to sexual intercourse. Frequently, in hindsight, one party later wishes he/she had not engaged in the act and convinces themselves that they were "raped," in an attempt to deal with the embarrassment and guilt, when in actuality, the sex was consensual and there was no crime committed. In addition to situations where consent was given and a party later regrets it and falsely alleges rape, there are also unfortunately common scenarios where one party has an ulterior motive in fraudulently alleging rape, most often because of an unrelated domestic situation. Perhaps the party is trying to "get back" at another for an unconnected dispute, is scorned after a breakup or argument, or is trying to establish control over the other party by abusing the judicial process and bringing a false rape allegation. Sometimes, both parties were under the influence of alcohol or drugs and the facts of the situation are not immediately clear or memorable. In any event, falsely alleging rape not only puts the defendant in a compromising position with the law, but wrongfully damages his/her reputation, career prospects, education, etc.

False allegations are unfortunately increasingly common in and around Boston, as the area is filled with college campuses and young people, who are often put in situations where false date rape allegations arise.

In short, date rape often becomes a "he said, she said" controversy, where there exists little actual evidence as to whether the sex was consensual. Further, juries are often forced to weight the testimony of a seemingly sympathetic alleged victim and often simply misconstrue the facts. Consequently, it is imperative to employ an experienced and successful team of attorneys to defend your rights. The Boston criminal defense lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. have a long history of success defending date rape allegations. Our preparation includes meticulous and careful pre-trial investigative work, exploration of criminal history, possible ulterior motives, character witness analysis, the alleged victim's psychological profile, and other information, with the goal of stopping you case from even going to trial. If we do have to represent you in court, we are fully prepared to convince a jury that there is easily reasonable doubt and obtain a favorable verdict.

Make No Mistake

All too often, innocent people are falsely and fraudulently accused of date rape, when in actuality, they did nothing wrong. Our attorneys understand the feelings of anger, embarrassment, and frustration with being wrongfully accused of a crime you did not commit. Still, your freedom and reputation are on the line. We ensure that any possible fact or legality is being used in support of your defense. Many times, our pretrial investigatory work and interactions with the DA's office or prosecutor leads to the defending entirely avoiding a trial and being exonerated. When a trial cannot be avoided, we are meticulously prepared to fight on your behalf.
Contact the experienced Boston criminal defense attorneys at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. today at 617-225-2100 to protect your freedom and reputation if you have been falsely accused.

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