Rape

Noble County Rape Defense Lawyer

Defending Clients Facing Rape Charges in Ohio

Rape is a very serious charge in Ohio. If convicted, you could face thousands of dollars in fines, years in prison, and mandatory registration as a sex offender. This can significantly impact your life as you must report your status as a sex offender every time you move to a new location. You will also be restricted from living near places where children regularly congregate, such as schools and parks. Without an experienced attorney, you could be convicted and forced to live with these consequences for the rest of your life.

At Cross Law Office, LLC, we have handled hundreds of criminal cases and know how to get results. We will work tirelessly to help you avoid a conviction and fight to have your charges reduced or dismissed. We will explore every option to help you achieve a positive result in your case.


Are you facing rape charges in Ohio? Call Cross Law Office, LLC today at (740) 997-2004 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our rape defense attorney in Noble County! 


What Is Rape in Ohio?

Under Ohio law, rape is defined as sexual conduct with another person without their consent and under circumstances that the other person knows or has reason to know that the sexual conduct is without their consent. A person is not legally able to consent to sexual conduct if they are:

  • Unconscious
  • Incapacitated due to drugs, alcohol, or medication
  • Being physically forced to engage in sexual conduct
  • Below the age of 13 years old

What are the Penalties for Rape in Ohio?

A person who is convicted of rape will face serious penalties, including:

  • Fines of up to $20,000
  • A prison term of between 8 and 25 years
  • Mandatory registration as a sex offender

Rape charges can be either a felony of the first degree or a felony of the second degree. The difference between the two charges is the circumstances of the alleged rape. If a weapon was used or serious physical harm to the victim occurred, the charges will be a first-degree offense. The charges will be a second-degree offense if no weapon was used or serious physical harm occurred.

Ohio Sex Offender Registry 

Rape is considered a sexually-oriented offense, which makes it a Tier III offense under Ohio law. A conviction will require you to register as a sex offender. This will severely limit your ability to get a job, find a place to live, and attend school. You will have to report your status as a sex offender every time you move to a new location and be restricted from living near places where children regularly congregate, such as schools and parks.

Contact Our Noble County Rape Defense Attorney Today 

If you're accused of rape, don't face it alone. Cross Law Office, LLC is here to defend your rights. With extensive experience in criminal defense, we'll vigorously fight for your innocence and pursue the best possible outcome for your case. Trust our dedicated team to protect your future!


Contact Cross Law Office, LLC today to schedule an initial consultation with our rape defense lawyer in Noble County!


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