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Date Rape

Sexual Abuse Lawyer in Texas

Date rape has become a prevalent social issue in the United States and topic that can often be misleading. While myths and misconceptions regarding rape circulate constantly, the legal definitions do not change. Date rape is any type of sexual abuse, assault, or act against another person without their consent. This can include drug-facilitated sexual assault and acquaintance rape.

Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault
Drugs and alcohol play a significant role in many date rape cases. This form of date rape can involve the knowing and willful consumption of alcohol by a victim who then becomes unable to give informed consent and is taken advantage of by another person. Drug-facilitated rape can also include an offender who intentionally drugs a victim in order to sexually assault them. Texas laws, as well as federal legislation under the Drug-Induced Rape Prevention and Punishment Act, explicitly prohibit drug-facilitated rape and prosecute offenders for aggravated sexual assault.

Acquaintance Rape
It is an unfortunate fact that a majority of sexual assaults involve victims who know the offenders. This can include dating relationships and friends or acquaintances. As with any form of rape, acquaintance rape occurs when a victim does not give their consent. Although these are serious crimes, many victims and survivors do not report them because of their relationship to the offender.

Legal Representation for Date Rape Victims

Our firm fully understands the severity of date rape cases and the damages that victims and survivors can suffer. Fraught with emotions and complicated by numerous factors, many victims find that pursuing legal action can be overwhelming. At Stern Law Group, our experienced and compassionate legal team goes the extra mile to ensure that your worries are alleviated and that your concerns are addressed. Our goal is always to protect your rights, provide our full and genuine support, and achieve justice. Contact Stern Law Group to speak with a knowledgeable sexual abuse lawyer.

Stern Law Group - Texas Sexual Abuse Attorney
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