Nashville Rape Attorneys

Rape of any sort is not taken lightly in the United States. The criminal penalties associated with rape are often of the highest caliber with little leeway. If found guilty of rape, the defendant can face up to 60 years in prison and fines up to $50,000. As a result, if someone accuses you of rape, it is important to find the most qualified legal representation to build your defense so you can minimize your chance of a conviction.

At Horst Law, our Nashville rape attorneys are dedicated to proving the facts of a case and providing our clients the strongest defense possible. We understand that fighting any rape charge is no easy feat but we are prepared to utilize our extensive experience with sex offenses and Tennessee criminal law to guide our clients through the legal process. Contact our office at (615) 403-2971 to learn more about how we can assist you in your rape case today.

Criminal Penalties Associated with Rape

In the State of Tennessee, rape is defined as the sexual penetration of a victim using force or coercion, without the victim’s consent, where the defendant knows the victim is physically or mentally incapacitated, or accomplished by fraud. There are many forms of rape, each of which demands its own criminal penalties. Rape in its most basic form is a Class B felony. However, if the rape involved force, coercion, or a weapon and resulted in bodily injury or included multiple accomplices, the charge can be elevated to aggravated rape, which is classified as a Class A felony. The criminal penalties associated with rape and aggravated rape can result in:

  • Class A Felony: 15 to 60 years in prison and fines up to $50,000
  • Class B Felony: 8 to 30 years in prison and fines up to $25,000

Fortunately, with a qualified criminal defense attorney at your side, the defense may be able to negotiate for a reduced sentence or a complete dismissal of the charges.

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Contact a Nashville Rape Attorney

If you or someone you know has been accused of rape, you must act fast to avoid the severe penalties associated with a rape charge. At Horst Law, our attorneys have successfully defended against numerous rape allegations and we are ready to handle your case as well. Contact our office at (615) 403-2971 to speak with a member of our legal team so that we can begin building your legal defense today.