Newport News Rape Defense attorney
Virginia Sexual Assault lawyer
Newport News, Virginia Rape Defense Attorney
Allegations of rape, sexual assault, or child molestation involve the collection of hair and fiber strands, DNA samples, and other fragile evidence. If collected improperly or handled carelessly, samples can degrade or become tainted. As a criminal defense lawyer with over 39 years of experience, I understand how to identify mistakes on the part police, crime scene technicians, and investigators.
I also realize people who make accusations of rape and sexual assault can be emotionally and psychological disturbed. At the law office of John J. Rice, I consult a wide range of experts and forensic specialists in defending my clients. I interview witnesses, inquire into the medical and psychological background of an alleged victim, and provide evidence that contradicts the story told by the prosecution.
Allegations of rape and sexual assault need to be vigorously challenged. If you have been arrested on rape or sexual assault charges, contact rape defense attorney John J. Rice today.
State of Mind - Determining Criminality in Sexual Assault Cases
Date or "acquaintance rape" cases typically involve allegations of non-consensual sex. Investigators and prosecutors with an ideological axe to grind can take ambiguous facts and interpret them to make it look like the alleged victim was forced to have sex against her will. These kinds of allegations usually involve an estranged girlfriend, ex-spouse, or disgruntled co-worker.
In order to separate facts from an attempt to extract revenge, I may request the victim be psychologically profiled and her personal history and background be investigated. If alcohol or drugs were involved, I also review any history of mental problems or drug use that could affect a person's personality or ability to make reasonable judgments.
Evidence - Exposing Mistakes that Compromise a Rape Case
In almost any rape or sexual assault case, DNA, blood, or hair and fiber evidence is crucial. Nonetheless, how physical evidence is collected and handled is essential. Proteins and other chemical compounds can degrade under certain temperature and light conditions. Additionally, blood and DNA evidence can be easily tainted when brought into contact with preservatives, chemical solutions, and other materials. As your attorney, I subject any physical evidence collected to independent testing while meticulously reviewing the actions of forensic personnel and lab technicians in the case.
Contact Sexual Assault Attorney John J. Rice Today
If you have been arrested on charges of sexual assault or rape, contact criminal defense attorney John J. Rice today and schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your case.