Pensacola Rape Defense Lawyers

Serving Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties

Serious Defense against Serious Charges

The state of Florida takes a severe stance against individuals charged with rape and statutory rape. When you are facing such serious charges, and the combined might of the prosecutor’s office, it is important to hire an attorney who has the experience and the aggressive nature needed to help you protect your future from harm.

At the law office of Michael J. Griffith, P.A., our Pensacola rape defense attorneys leverage more than 35 years of experience to offer the guidance you need to mount a strong defense against rape and statutory rape charges. With your best interests and your future always in mind, we will fight to limit the harm caused by a conviction.

Constructing the Strongest Possible Defense

Rape and statutory rape charges can be difficult for the prosecution to prove without the proper evidence and witness testimony. Even with witness testimony, your case can come down to a he said, she said argument. To help you mount the strongest defense possible, we often consult experts, including:

  • Private investigators
  • Forensic experts
  • Psychologists

By carefully examining the evidence against you with the help of these experts, we look to uncover evidence that can be used to contest the charges against you. Information gained during the investigation can also be vital in applying pressure on the prosecution to reduce or dismiss your charges or offer better plea terms.

Information that can be useful includes conflicting witness statements, contradictory or incomplete evidence, deviations from proper police procedure during their investigation and infringements upon your rights during or after your arrest.

Begin Mounting an Aggressive Defense Immediately

If you have been charged with rape or statutory rape it is important to hire an attorney immediately, even from jail. By beginning to plan your defense immediately, you improve your chances of avoiding the severe penalties stemming from a conviction, including;

  • Jail time
  • Probation or parole
  • Sex offender registration

Our staff accepts calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including collect calls from jail. Do not speak to police without a lawyer, and do not wait to get your defense started. Contact our office online or call 850-433-9922 today to speak to an attorney about your charges and your defense options.