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Is it rape because the girl said so? If the police in Broward County, FL, believe the girl who is claiming rape, why didn't they come to our door for his clothes or a DNA swab?

My 17 yr old son went to a graduation party in Broward County, FL, with all underage drinking. His ex girlfriend (also 17) was there. They ended up in the bathroom together because she fell and he wanted to check her head. She claims he raped her. She had the tightest jeans on and he had surgery on his right ring finger the day before. It is almost impossible. He was so drunk he just remembers checking her head and then throwing up. He denies any sexual activity at all. She did not call the police. Only when the police showed up for the noise did she report it. A rape kit and investigation was done.

Attorney's Response to Criminal Question from Broward County

At this stage, it is important for you to distinguish between the difference between an arrest and a prosecution. For the police to arrest someone, all that they need is "probable cause" that the suspect may have committed the crime. An alleged victim's sworn statement, combined with a rape kit, may be sufficient for the police to establish probable cause to arrest. On the other hand, the state must establish "guilt beyond a reasonable doubt" in order to convict -- a considerably higher burden of proof compared to "probable cause." Therefore, all of the evidence that you discuss, such as her jeans, his broken finger, the "he said/she said" stories, her failure to report, and potentially exculpatory DNA evidence, may serve to negate guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Nevertheless, rape is a serious allegation, and it is important that your son consult with and/or retains a criminal defense attorneyin Broward County, FL in the interest of formulating the best possible defense as this matter is investigated and/or prosecuted.

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9000 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines, FL

(954) 416-2561
Anderson Law Offices

4500 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Lauderdale Lakes, FL

(954) 485-1800
Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman & Associates PA

4403 West Tradewinds Avenue, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL

(561) 393-6300
Austin And Payne

7765 North West 128th Avenue, Parkland, FL

(954) 755-9161
Bader Eliot

6100 West Atlantic Boulevard, Margate, FL

(954) 971-3399
Baker & Reck Chartered Attorneys At Law

2500 East Hallandale Beach Boulevard, Hallandale Beach, FL

(954) 455-1933
Brandine E Powell And Associates

4600 West Commercial Boulevard, Tamarac, FL

(954) 735-0095
Bristol & Nowack Attorneys At Law

15124 South West 36th Street, Davie, FL

(954) 349-2265
Bruce E Barr Esq PA

5121 South West 90th Avenue Suite 3, Cooper City, FL

(954) 434-2445
Chandler Law Firm

708 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL

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David D Welch Attorney

2211 North East 36th Street, Lighthouse Point, FL

(954) 943-2020
David L Laurence PA

215 North Federal Hwy, Dania, FL

(954) 927-5800
Dean H Freeman

201 North State Road 7, Margate, FL

(954) 341-3336
Feld Alice Reiter

5701 North West 88th Avenue Suite 260, Tamarac, FL

(954) 726-6602
Fort Lauderdale Criminal Lawyers -

401 E. Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 1400, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Gomez & Schiller PA

7501 West Oakland Park Boulevard Suite 201, Tamarac, FL

(954) 746-4100
Julian L Williams Attorney

721 North East 6th Street, Pompano Beach, FL

(954) 941-2440
Justin B Weisberg

901 South Federal Hwy Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale, FL

(954) 463-4096
Kaplan & Singhal, P.A.

1323 SE 4th AVe., Fort Lauderdale, FL

(954) 527-0035  |  Send Email

Kelley A Joseph

7797 North University Drive, Tamarac, FL

(954) 722-9900
Kenneth Hassett

6099 Stirling Road, Davie, FL

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Kleppin Chris

8751 West Broward Boulevard, Plantation, FL

(954) 424-1933
Kupfer Kupfer & Skolnick

5541 North University Drive Suite 103, Coral Springs, FL

(954) 755-3600
Michael B. Manes, P.A.
Plantation, FL

(866) 508-8549

Larry S Davis

1926 Harrison Street, Hollywood, FL

(954) 927-4249
Law Offices Of Freddy Price

12555 Orange Drive, Davie, FL

(954) 862-1772
Lee C Travelstead

221 Commercial Boulevard, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL

(954) 772-1400

6400 North Andrews Avenue Suite 460, Fort Lauderdale, FL

(561) 989-9303
Marian A Lindquist

1001 North East 26th Street, Wilton Manors, FL

(954) 567-4100
Office R Law Of Clement Dean Jr Pa

6245 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL

(954) 404-7763
Paul E Blade Attorney

1180 South Powerline Road, Pompano Beach, FL

(954) 974-7400
Portley & Sullivan

2211 North East 36th Street Suite 204, Lighthouse Point, FL

(954) 781-7600  |  Send Email
Ralph S. Behr, Esq., P.A.

888 S.E. Third Ave., suite 400, Fort Lauderdale, FL

954-761-3444  |  Send Email

Resolutions Inc

323 South West 1st Avenue, Dania, FL

(954) 523-3888
Robert Malove, Law Offices of

One East Broward Boulevard, Suite 700, Fort Lauderdale, FL

(954) 745-5840  |  

Runyan Law Firm

612 North East 26th Street, Wilton Manors, FL

(954) 561-9466
Russell D Bernstein PA

3300 North University Drive, Coral Springs, FL

(954) 421-0030

800 South East 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL

(954) 627-6911
Stearns B David Attorney

3800 North East 3rd Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL

(561) 998-8500
Stephen W Screnci atty

6991 North State Road 7, Coconut Creek, FL

(954) 575-7440
Steve E Bullock PA

8910 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL

(954) 450-0603
The Law Office of Kahn Chenken & Resnik

1815 Griffin Road Suite 207, Dania, FL

(954) 923-7898
The Ticket Cricket

1001 North Federal Hwy Suite 106, Hallandale Beach, FL

(954) 454-5844
Ticket Attorneys Leifert & Leifert PA

1200 South Pine Island Road Suite 220, Plantation, FL

(954) 523-9600
Weinstein Andrew atty

1515 North University Drive, Coral Springs, FL

(954) 757-9369
William G Koreman atty

6100 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, FL

(954) 966-7716
Wolff Anita Attorney At Law

4699 North Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, FL

(954) 234-0835
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