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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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7800 West Oakland Park Boulevard Suite 101, Sunrise, FL

(305) 949-7100

2500 Hollywood Boulevard Suite 402, Hollywood, FL

(954) 921-7822
Andrew J Kohan PA

5100 West Copans Road Suite 900, Margate, FL

(954) 978-2488
Arreaza Alex Pa Law Office Of

320 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Wilton Manors, FL

(954) 565-7713
Beck Joel PA

1152 North University Drive Suite 203, Pembroke Pines, FL

(954) 442-7600
Bell & Bell PA

2600 North East 14th Street Cswy, Pompano Beach, FL

(954) 783-2215  |  Send Email
Bonnie S Satterfield

3360 Greenview Ter East, Margate, FL

(954) 341-2250
Briefman Karen

4801 South West 133rd Avenue, Southwest Ranches, FL

(954) 434-8139
Bristol & Nowack Attorneys At Law

15124 South West 36th Street, Davie, FL

(954) 349-2265

701 East Commercial Boulevard, Oakland Park, FL

(954) 771-1850
Castaneda Jose PA

3814 North West 126th Avenue, Coral Springs, FL

(954) 255-0779
Chandler Law Firm

708 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL

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Daszkal Alex Attorney

9853 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, FL

(954) 436-4910
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401 E. Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 1400, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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George E Edwards Attorney

550 South West 3rd Street, Pompano Beach, FL

(954) 781-0444
Hassett & Associates PA

6099 Stirling Road Suite 217, Davie, FL

(954) 760-9911
Hearne Donna PA

233 North Federal Hwy Suite 53, Dania, FL

(954) 929-7933
Jeffrey M Fenster

1391 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway, Sunrise, FL

(954) 845-8989
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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Kenneth L Salomone PA

1701 West Hillsboro Boulevard, Deerfield Beach, FL

(954) 571-9910

224 Commercial Boulevard Suite 310, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL

(954) 772-8050
Michael B. Manes, P.A.
Plantation, FL

(866) 508-8549

Law Office Of Jordan Seeman The

8450 North West 31st Court, Sunrise, FL

(954) 476-1082
Law Offices Of Freddy Price

12555 Orange Drive, Davie, FL

(954) 862-1772
Law Offices Of Halper & Tornberg PA

4475 Banyan Trails Drive, Coconut Creek, FL

(954) 428-6733
Law Offices Of Jamie Alvarez

10071 Pines Boulevard Suite A, Pembroke Pines, FL

(954) 499-9055
Law Offices Of Johathan Kane & Frantz Vital

6190 North West 11th Street, Sunrise, FL

(954) 641-1455  |  Send Email
Loli Warren Barbara

2940 South West 30th Avenue Suite 1, Hallandale, FL

(954) 458-9992
Marks Steve Kevin PA Attorney

1600 South Federal Hwy Suite 801A, Pompano Beach, FL

(954) 946-0916
Martin S Rothkopf PA

4953 Coconut Creek Parkway, Coconut Creek, FL

(954) 971-7776
Offices M Law Of Carim Neff PA

11110 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise, FL

(954) 478-9048
Offices P Law Cohn Smith Cohn a

1152 North University Drive, Pembroke Pines, FL

(305) 624-9186
Paul Buechele PA

8201 Peters Road, Plantation, FL

(954) 475-1008
Ping Zee

751 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Wilton Manors, FL

(954) 509-0100
Ralph S. Behr, Esq., P.A.

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

954-761-3444  |  Send Email

Robert Malove, Law Offices of

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

(954) 745-5840  |  

Roberts Reynolds Bedard And Tuzzio PA

7501 Wiles Road Suite 201, Coral Springs, FL

(954) 656-8388
Rodriguez A Bernadene PA

111 North Pine Island Road, Plantation, FL

(954) 424-2121
Solambit Law Group Pllc

8619 South West 51st Street, Cooper City, FL

(954) 689-4789
The Marley Firm PA

3450 Lakeside Drive Suite 110, Miramar, FL

(954) 447-3460

633 South Andrews Avenue Suite 101, Fort Lauderdale, FL

(954) 761-9131
Welch & Finkel

2401 East Atlantic Boulevard Suite 400, Pompano Beach, FL

(954) 943-2020
William G Koreman atty

6100 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, FL

(954) 966-7716
Wites Kapetan PA

1701 West Hillsboro Boulevard Suite 305, Deerfield Beach, FL

(954) 570-8989
Wolff Anita Attorney At Law

4699 North Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, FL

(954) 946-4321
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