A person commits the offense of rape in the first degree if he or she has sexual intercourse with another person who is incapacitated, incapable of consent, or lacks the capacity to consent, or by the use of forcible compulsion.
The punishment for rape in the first degree is life imprisonment or a term of years not less than 5 years, unless
1) the offense is an aggravated offfense then the minimum is 15 years
2) the defendant is a persistent or predatory sexual offender
3) the victim is less than 12 years of age
Rape in the 1st Degree is a very serious charge. The rest of your life depends on the outcome of your case. You want to consult with an attorney as soon as possible if you were recently charged with this offense. The attorneys at Miller & Hine are dedicated to provide the best possible defense to our clients, no matter what the charges against them may be. Your freedom and future are at stake. Call us today for a free consultation.