Effective Omaha Sex Crimes Defense Attorney – (402) 817-6550
Rape accusations can quickly derail multiple lives – the accuser
may already be traumatized, and the person accused is often quickly scrutinized,
regardless of whether or not the charge has been fairly reported. The
serious nature of the crime generates a visceral response from involved
parties and the general public, and everyone involved with the reported
crime may be bracing for several difficult months ahead. Nebraska is very
strict in punishing sex crimes, and prosecutors will often seek maximum
sentences in rape cases. However, the accused can fight back against false
accusations, and can seek the help of aggressive, experienced defense
from Lincoln and Omaha
sex crimes defense lawyers.
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Rape Laws in Nebraska
In Nebraska, rape is a specific type of sex crime, with involves coerced
sexual activity. Rape falls under the umbrella of sexual assault, and
is defined in Nebraska Revised Statute section
28-320. Rape is considered a first-degree sexual assault, and is defined as subjecting
another person to sexual penetration in one of the following situations:
- The victim has not consented to the activity.
- The offender was aware (or should have been aware) that the victim was
mentally or physically incapable of resisting or appraising the nature
of the offender’s conduct.
- The offender is 19 years old or older, while the victim is between 12 and
15 years old.
Penalties for Rape in Nebraska
In Nebraska, rape is typically charged as a first-degree sexual assault,
which is a Class II felony. This charge involves heavy penalties, which
- 3 to 50 years in prison
- Registration as a sex offender
The length of the prison sentence will depend on the level of injury sustained
by the victim. In the case of a second conviction, the mandatory minimum
sentence is 25 years in prison.
When there is not enough evidence to convict a person of rape, the prosecution
will often attempt a plea deal to get the accused to accept a lesser punishment
in lieu of a fair trial. Some of these deals may still require the individual
to register as a sex offender or have other long term consequences. A
sexual assault lawyer can be helpful in determining the best course of
action and advising whether or not to accept a plea deal for a rape charge.
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Sex crimes charges pose a significant risk to your future and reputation.
You may be limited in where you can live, where you can work, and where
you can find educational opportunities. If you have been charged with
sexual assault or rape, you should get in touch with our Omaha and Lincoln
sex crimes defense attorneys as soon as possible. Our team at
Berry Law Firm is ready to take on your case immediately, and we will tirelessly fight
to protect you. Don’t let false charges ruin your life.
We proudly serve Omaha, Lincoln, and regions throughout Nebraska. Contact
our offices today, and request a consultation
by calling (402) 817-6550.