The Wyatt Law Office represents those accused of violent crimes. The charges range from misdemeanor simple assault to charges of terroristic murder by weapons of mass destruction (i.e., the Oklahoma City Bombing). We have represented dozens charged with virtually any violent crime under the State and federal criminal codes. If you are charged with a violent crime, you will need counsel. Our lawyers are familiar with the law, the defenses to these crimes, and with the criminal justice system. Whether you are guilty and need to negotiate a plea or you simply want a jury trial (whether innocent or guilty), we will defend you. Your future is our business.
Rape is essentially forced or non-consensual sex or sex with a minor under age 16. By legal definition, rape would include sexual intercourse with: (a) someone who is under age 16; (b) with someone who is mentally incapable of giving legal consent; (c) when force or violence is used or threatened in conjunction with apparent power over the victim; (d) with someone intoxicated as a means to force them into submission; or (e) with someone who is known to be unconscious.
There are two degrees of rape. Rape in the first degree occurs when: (a) committed by someone over age 18 upon someone under age 14; (b) committed upon someone mentally unsound to give legal consent; (c) committed against someone intoxicated as a means to force them into submission; (d) committed against someone who is known to be unconscious; (e) committed against someone by force or violence, or the threat of force or violence in conjunction with apparent power over the person; or (f) rape by instrumentation that results in bodily harm; (g) rape by instrumentation upon someone under age 14.
First degree rape is punishable by 5 years to life in prison. Life can be with or without parole. To be parole eligible after a conviction for Rape I, the inmate must serve 85% of the sentence.
All other types of rape or rape by instrumentation are rape in the second degree. Rape by instrumentation would include using fingers or any inanimate object (bottle, gun, toy, etc) to penetrate the anus or vagina. Second degree rape is punishable by 1 to 15 years in prison.
SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION
If convicted of any degree of rape, sex offender registration is required probably for 25 years or life.
Call the Wyatt Law Office at 405.234.5500 for your Oklahoma Rape & Sex Crimes Lawyers and Attorneys to defend you. Your future is our business.