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Indiana Rape Defense Attorney

A rape accusation can impact your entire life, but a conviction can destroy it. Rape is an extremely serious sex crime in Indiana and can land you more than 40 years in prison. If you’re facing even the possibility of rape charges, reach out to our Indianapolis rape defense lawyer immediately. Some people fear that hiring an attorney will make them look guilty.

The truth is, nothing makes you look guiltier than a guilty verdict. The consequences of a conviction are simply too great to go it alone. When you need a tough, battle-tested advocate, trust Zaki Ali. Ranked among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, attorney Ali is uniquely qualified to handle your case and build a maximally effective defense.

How Is Rape Defined In Indiana?

In Indiana, the definition of rape covers a range of scenarios. Essentially, this includes a person committing certain knowing or intentional sexual acts with another person. These acts must meet any of the following criteria:

  • The other party was compelled by force or an imminent threat of force.
  • The other party was unaware that the sexual act was occurring.
  • The other party was disabled to the point that they could not give legal consent.

However, this is only the tip of the iceberg. The crime of rape jumps from a Level 3 felony to a Level 1 felony, the most serious crime under Indiana law, if certain criteria are met.

The crime will be classified as a Level 1 felony if:

  • The assailant uses or threatens to use deadly force
  • The act is committed while the assailant is armed with a deadly weapon
  • The crime results in serious bodily injury to a person besides the defendant
  • The victim is unknowingly drugged by the assailant
  • The assailant is aware that the victim was unknowingly drugged by another

What Are The Potential Consequences Of Conviction?

The consequences of a rape conviction are significant. Even the lesser classification as a Level 3 felony carries a potential prison sentence of up to 20 years! For this reason, it is critical to contact our Indianapolis criminal defense lawyer immediately. He has the knowledge and experience to build an effective defense for you and will fight tirelessly on your behalf when you retain our firm.

Let Indiana Rape Attorney Zaki Ali Help You Get A Fresh Start

We can help you navigate the complexities of Indiana sexual assault laws so that you can move forward in life. Contact Zaki Ali, Trial Lawyers for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

Call 765-252-1539 or email attorney Zaki Ali now for a FREE phone, virtual or in-person consultation and important answers about your legal options. We also invite you to check out our case results and testimonials from former clients to see why we’re a leading criminal defense law firm in Indiana — and why you can rely on attorney Zaki Ali for exceptional representation and optimal resolutions.