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Rape Charges in North Carolina

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Rape is one of the most serious charges under North Carolina law. It differs from other sexual assault crimes in that it involves vulnerable victims (children and those with disabilities) as well as force or the threat of force.

First Degree Forcible Rape

A person can be charged with first-degree forcible rape if he engages in vaginal intercourse with a victim who is under the age of 13. The defendant must be at least four years older than the victim in order for these charges to be filed.

A person could also be charged with first-degree forcible rape if, in the commission of having non-consensual vaginal intercourse, he:

  • Used force
  • Used or wielded a dangerous or deadly weapon
  • Inflicted serious personal injury]
  • Was aided and abetted by one or more other people

First-degree forcible rape is a Class B1 felony. If the victim was 13 years old or younger or if the defendant has one or more prior Class B1 felony convictions, he will be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Defense Against Rape Charges

It is important to remember that just because someone is accused of or even arrested for rape, it does not mean that he will be convicted of this crime. The United States Constitution protects the rights of accused and allows for that person to seek legal counsel and a fair trial.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a sex crime in North Carolina, contact the Floyd Law Offices for a confidential review of your case.

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