Date Rape

Rape is the act of sexually assaulting a person without their consent. Date rape is a subset of rape that occurs when the accused rapist drugs his or her victim in order to sexually take advantage of their inebriated state. The rapist can be a complete stranger or acquaintance, but is not typically a close friend.

If you are being accused of date rape, you will need to defend yourself against the harsh consequences a conviction will entail. The Dallas date rape defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter can help you to refute these allegations and move on with your life. Contact us at 214-845-7007 to speak with a tenacious and committed attorney.

Date Rape Drugs

Date rape relies on the fact that the victim’s judgment be impaired by drugs or some other means. Substances such as benzodiazepines and gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) have been known to be used to facilitate date rapes. These odorless substances can be dissolved into an unsuspecting person’s drink and can cause unconsciousness and memory loss. However, in many instances where people suspect their drink to have been compromised by a date rape drug the drink was found to be untainted.

A recent study showed that out of thousands of people who believed their drinks were tainted only about 2% were correct. In instances in which an accuser has been drinking heavily, the issue of consent is difficult to evaluate, but inebriated consent may still be deemed sufficient.

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If you have been accused of committing rape in any form, it is imperative that you promptly seek the services of a skilled and experienced attorney. The allegation alone, even in the absence of a conviction, can do irreparable damage to your life. Contact the Dallas rape and sexual assault defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007 today.


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