Date Rape

Date rape is a classification of rape that is characterized by the drugging of a victim in order to take advantage of their inebriated state. Despite its name, date rape does not usually happen to a person who is out on a date. The alleged date rapist is usually a stranger or acquaintance. It is uncommon for a person to be date raped by a friend of theirs.

Facing rape charges is not easy. A rape accusation can greatly tarnish a person’s reputation, and a conviction can forever alter the course of one’s life. If you are being accused of date rape, you will need a well-qualified criminal defense lawyer on your side. The experienced Dallas rape defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter will provide you with the capable and committed representation you deserve. Contact us by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

Drugs Associated with Date Rape

A date rape occurs when a person is drugged and taken advantage of sexually. Whether or not the person ingested the drugs knowingly is a major factor in these kinds of cases. Common date rape drugs include:

  • Alcohol
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB)
  • Rohypnol

Besides alcohol, these drugs are all relatively odorless powders that dissolve in liquid. They are usually slipped into an unsuspecting person’s drink. When imbibed, these drugged drinks can cause a person to pass out, have memory loss, and have other impairing effects. However, studies have shown that many people who believe their drinks have been drugged were incorrect in their belief, and a defense attorney can help to challenge the prosecution’s claim that these methods were employed.

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If you have been accused of date rape, a knowledgeable Dallas criminal defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter can help you to ensure that your case is vigorously represented. Contact us at (214) 845-7007.


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