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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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Arreaza Law Group

320 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Wilton Manors, FL

(954) 530-4541
Blandon Elizabeth PA

2853 Executive Park Drive Suite 103, Weston, FL

(954) 385-0157
Brandine E Powell And Associates

4600 West Commercial Boulevard, Tamarac, FL

(954) 735-0095
Brian P O'Sullivan

1401 South East 8th Street, Deerfield Beach, FL

(954) 480-9691
Bruce B Litwer Attorney

5500 North West 69th Avenue, Lauderhill, FL

(954) 572-2112
Bruce E Barr Esq PA

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

(954) 434-2445
Carl H Lida

8751 West Broward Boulevard, Plantation, FL

(954) 472-5001
Catherine W Zippay

1401 North University Drive Suite 301, Coral Springs, FL

(954) 755-9880
Chandler Law Firm

708 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL

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David J Lynch PA

224 Commercial Boulevard, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL

(954) 771-7400
Douglas I Leifert PA

1200 South Pine Island Road, Plantation, FL

(954) 523-9600
Fort Lauderdale Criminal Lawyers - Ftlauderdaledefense.com

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

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Friedman David Pa Attorney

2813 Executive Park Drive, Weston, FL

(954) 389-8800
George A Patterson atty

665 South East 10th Street, Deerfield Beach, FL

(954) 421-7700
Goldfeld Herbert PA

3300 North University Drive Suite 806, Coral Springs, FL

(954) 755-0366
HOFFMANN NANCY LITTLE

6550 North Federal Hwy Suite 511, Fort Lauderdale, FL

(954) 771-0606
Harry M Hausman Attorney

235 North University Drive, Pembroke Pines, FL

(954) 961-9905
Kaba Benzing America

3015 North Commerce Parkway, Miramar, FL

(954) 430-1366
Kaplan & Singhal, P.A.

1323 SE 4th AVe., Fort Lauderdale, FL

(954) 527-0035  |  Send Email

Kaufman Barry PA Attorney

7737 North University Drive, Tamarac, FL

(954) 721-7838
Kenneth Hassett

6099 Stirling Road, Davie, FL

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Law Office Of Jordan Seeman The

8450 North West 31st Court, Sunrise, FL

(954) 476-1082
Law Office Of Ruiz & Clayman Pa The

8184 Wiles Road, Coral Springs, FL

(954) 332-2050
Michael B. Manes, P.A.
Plantation, FL

(866) 508-8549


Law Offices Of Jamie Alvarez

10071 Pines Boulevard Suite A, Pembroke Pines, FL

(954) 499-9055
Law Offices Of Suzanne St Luce

3810 Inverrary Boulevard, Lauderhill, FL

(954) 318-0930
Martin S Rothkopf PA

4953 Coconut Creek Parkway, Coconut Creek, FL

(954) 971-7833
Morris Paul

3155 North East 31st Avenue, Lighthouse Point, FL

(954) 788-4567
Office C Law Of Shawn Newman PA

1881 North East 26th Street, Wilton Manors, FL

(954) 563-9160
Pines Ticket Defense Limited Liability Company

235 North University Drive, Pembroke Pines, FL

(954) 961-6767
REIBMAN GENE

7805 South West 6th Court, Plantation, FL

(954) 476-5528
ROBERT J FRIEDMAN PA

1150 East Hallandale Beach Boulevard Suite A, Hallandale Beach, FL

(954) 458-4651
Ralph S. Behr, Esq., P.A.

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

954-761-3444  |  Send Email

Ricky D Gordon PA

5497 Wiles Road Suite 206, Coconut Creek, FL

(954) 968-8450
Robert Malove, Law Offices of

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

(954) 745-5840  |  

Robinson Georgia Attorney At Law

3500 North State Road 7 Suite 437, Lauderdale Lakes, FL

(954) 535-0827
Saar Law Firm Pa The

701 East Commercial Boulevard Suite 100, Oakland Park, FL

(954) 491-8188
Sackler Craig atty

1640 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Oakland Park, FL

(954) 731-3328
Schantz & Schantz Attorneys At Law

1555 North Park Drive, Weston, FL

(954) 358-1985
Schwartz Terri

4500 North State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, FL

(954) 485-2580
Senior Information Center

1100 Park Central Boulevard South, Pompano Beach, FL

(954) 935-0071
Sens Mitchell PA

8211 West Broward Boulevard Suite 440, Plantation, FL

(954) 382-1182
Sivad & Associates Inc

3392 Seabreeze Ln, Margate, FL

(954) 979-0104
The Ticket Cricket

1001 North Federal Hwy Suite 106, Hallandale Beach, FL

(954) 454-5844
Ticket Angel Traffic Defense

2031 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Oakland Park, FL

(954) 733-4300
Wigginsjones Tara Pa

6610 North University Drive, Parkland, FL

(954) 720-6166
Zimmerman Elliot PA atty

100 North West 70th Avenue, Plantation, FL

(954) 565-6996
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