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Nebraska DATE RAPE Charges

Defense Attorneys in Omaha & Lincoln

Date rape, also known as acquaintance rape, is a crime that law enforcement is taking increasingly seriously. In approximately 70 percent of sexual assaults reported by college-age and adolescent females, the suspect was someone they were dating.

Established in 1965, the Berry Law Firm provides aggressive defense for sex offenses, including date rape charges. With offices in Omaha and Lincoln, our sex crime defense lawyers represent clients throughout Nebraska. To make an appointment, call (402) 817-6550 or contact us online.

Mounting a Proactive Defense

Date rape charges can be filed following a sexual encounter that the suspect assumed was consensual. Even if the evidence is no more than “he said, she said,” the accusations need to be treated extremely seriously.

The term date rape can apply when the accused is in a dating relationship with the alleged victim or is acquainted with the victim. Alcohol or drugs are often involved. Once the victim alleges that she was raped, the legal case can develop dangerous momentum that may lead to an arrest and criminal charges, even in cases where the evidence is not strong.

Police tend to sympathize with the alleged victim. When law enforcement officers approach the accused, they may have already decided what happened and may be looking for probable cause to make an arrest. Anyone who is accused of a sex crime, such as date rape, needs to put his case in the hands of an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible.

Defenses in date rape cases are often based on an investigation of the background and motives of the accuser. Our goal in any sex crime case is to be proactive and avoid the embarrassment of criminal charges and a trial whenever that is possible.