Date Rape in Texas

Bryan & College Station Criminal Defense Attorneys at The Law Office of Shane Phelps, P.C.

If you are facing date rape charges or if you have been falsely accused of this sex crime, The Law Office of Shane Phelps, P.C. is ready to take on your case. Our Bryan and College Station criminal defense lawyers proudly represent clients facing a variety of sexual offenses, and we can use our 30 years of experience to confidently provide the legal support you need. With our skilled and reputable legal team at your side, you can be sure that we will fight tirelessly on your behalf.

What is Considered Date Rape in Texas?

Date rape is defined as rape or forced non-consensual sexual intercourse with a date, a friend, an acquaintance, or someone the alleged victim is associated with or was in a dating relationship with. A dating relationship consists of a relationship between two people who have had or continue to have a romantic or intimate relationship. Date rape is a second-degree felony, punishable by a prison sentence between two and 20 years and a maximum fine of $10,000.

However, a person can be charged with aggravated sexual assault if he or she administer certain types of substances without the consent of the alleged victim during the commission of the offense. Aggravated sexual assault is a first-degree felony, punishable by a prison sentence ranging from five to 99 years and a fine of up to $10,000.

Common substances associated with date rape include:

  • Roofies
  • Ketamine
  • Rohypnol
  • GHB
  • Flunitrazepam
  • Gamma hydroxybutyrate
  • Alcohol

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False accusations are common and can be easily made against anyone. It is important to understand that the prosecution must prove every element of the alleged date rape against you beyond a reasonable doubt. As a former prosecutor, our founding attorney understands how the opposite side will approach your case, giving you an advantage in the courtroom.

Do not hesitate to contact us and schedule a free case evaluation today.

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