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Protecting Clients from Rape Accusations in the East Bay

Rape is a heinous crime that involves forcibly making penetrating sexual contact with another individual against their will. Because of the catastrophic effects rape can have on the lives of victims, the social stigma and pressure on these charges is tremendous, and it is not uncommon for prosecutors and juries to recommend the maximum possible punishments for those who are convicted. Unfortunately, this has also led to a number of false claims that have in turn ruined the lives of those who are accused.

If you are facing rape charges, Attorney Michael Cardoza understands that your case is likely going to be extremely emotionally charged, highly complex, and be stressfully overwhelming. At Cardoza Law Offices, Inc., our team is dedicated to helping our clients defend their names and fight back against their accusations to help restore their reputation. As a Walnut Creek criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Cardoza has taken more than 250 cases to a full jury trial, and built a compelling record of success. He is well-versed in defending clients both in and out of the courtroom, and can handle high-profile sex crime cases, including those with invasive media coverage.

Do not hesitate to speak with an attorney about your rape charges as soon as possible. Call Cardoza Law Offices, Inc. today at 925.523.7468 for a free consultation.

Trusted, Award-Winning Defense Counsel

Attorney Cardoza and our skilled team at Cardoza Law Offices, Inc. have earned numerous accolades for our outstanding dedication to ethics and honorable reputation with our peers, including a perfect 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo, and being named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers. Attorney Cardoza has also made over 500 appearances on television, including on shows such as Oprah, Larry King Live, and Today.

Penalties of Rape in California

Rape penalties can be severe. In addition to a prison sentence between three and eight years, you will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life, and rape charges will remain on your permanent criminal record forever, and are ineligible to be sealed.

Don’t leave your case up to chance; contact Cardoza Law Offices online for help with your case now!