Rape is considered one of Georgia's seven deadly sins. Meaning, as you could guess, that the penalties are harsh, the stakes are high, and prosecutors are taking these crimes very seriously. Anyone accused of rape will likely find themselves in the county jail, likely without a bond, awaiting on a court date. Sitting in jail under those circumstances, while being accused of something so serious, can make you feel like the world is against you. It probably feels like someone accused you of something and then the world closed in on you, no one heard your side of the story, and now you are behind bars.
Don't fight such serious charges alone. Don't risk your future without someone fighting out of your corner.
The Law - Rape - O.C.G.A. § 16-6-1
There are two ways that a person can commit rape. 1) A person commits the offense of rape when he has carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will; or 2) A female who is less than ten years of age.
As always, it is important to explore what some of these words mean. What is carnal knowledge? Carnal knowledge in rape occurs when there is any penetration of the female sex organ by the male sex organ.
So, rape occurs when a male penetrates a female's vagina with his penis against her will or to a female under ten years of age.
If convicted of rape, you face a minimum of 25 years in prison without any possibility of parole followed by life on probation. Alternatively, you could be sentenced to life in prison in which you may be eligible for parole after serving at least thirty years in prison.
Rape is one of the seven most serious charges in the state of Georgia. It is crucial that you do not fight these charges alone and that you don't go into court by yourself. Get someone on your team. Get someone fighting for you and Don't Fight Alone.