What if I've been wrongly accused of date rape?
Unfortunately, false reports of date rape are made. While the motivation for lying and falsely accusing someone of rape could of course be wildly diverse, false accusations often stem from a desire to seek revenge on the accused or from the alleged victim's desire to cover-up their own sexual activity. There are penalties in place under various state laws for falsely reporting that a rape occurred. However, since a conviction for date rape can result in serious penalties, it is extremely important to consult qualified legal counsel if you have been falsely accused. An attorney can not only help protect your legal rights, but may also be able to help manage the damage to your reputation that is involved in such cases.
Additional Rape FAQs
What are date rape drugs?
A: Date rape drugs are sometimes used to assist in a sexual assault. These drugs can render victims physically and mentally helpless, and can cause victims to not … More
Is alcohol considered a date rape drug?
A: While GHB, Rohypnol, and Ketamine are considered “date rape drugs,” alcohol can also have the same effects that impair judgment, cause involuntary … More
What should I do if I believe that I have been date raped?
A: If you believe that you have been the victim of date rape, you should: • Go to the police station or hospital immediately. • If you believe you … More
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