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.

Testimonials

Mr. Horst’s name was given to me through a mutual friend when I was placed in a situation that I never thought I would find myself in defending myself in a criminal case… His experience and navigation through my case and situation was remarkable… His reputation within the judicial system and when we arrived in court was evident throughout the court employees and the judge the presided over my case as well. My case was retired due to the work that Mr. Horst did and my charges were all dropped. If your searching or need the services of an attorney, you would be doing a disservice to yourself not to call Brent Horst first!

DJ

Brent is the best lawyer I’ve come across, hands down! I’ve been through my fair share of lawyers, and he was the only one I found with any sense of urgency and backbone to stand his ground for my case. I battled this felony charge for over half a year until I hired him, and within a few short months he already had it dropped to a misdemeanor with 11-29 probation! I highly recommend him for any of your legal needs! He will get the job done!

Troy

I retained Brent for a criminal case. His communication was superlative. He has great respect for the law and his clients. He fought for a new preliminary hearing (PH) after I proceeded pro se in the fist PH and won. He will listen to you (not all will) and he will fight for you (some only give an appearance of this). Brent is a great fighter and person!

Ken

Out of all the attorneys I contacted telling them about my case, Mr. Horst was the only that sincerely said “Hey it’s going to be alright.” With what I was going through, those words gave me comfort alone. He fought hard for me, he gave great advice and was very honest. He even payed a portion of my court fees I couldn’t afford and told me not to worry about paying him back. He didn’t treat me as a criminal, he treated me as a human, which is a rare trait in lawyers. He helped me so much, not even sure he knows how much. I would recommend him to anyone.

Monica

Brent it’s hard to put in words what you have done for me and my family. You are truly the best at your job being an amazing lawyer. I would recommend you to everyone.

Chris

Brent was always there for me. He is knowledgeable concerning the law and gave me great advise. I would not hesitate to use him again, should my legal situation require an attorney.

Ira