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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
Adolfo A Podrecca Attorney

20530 South West 50th Place, Southwest Ranches, FL

(954) 434-4707
Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman Moore & Perez PA

4403 West Tradewinds Avenue, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL

(954) 772-2644
Beck Joel PA

1152 North University Drive Suite 203, Pembroke Pines, FL

(954) 442-7600
Bonnie S Satterfield

3360 Greenview Ter East, Margate, FL

(954) 341-2250
Burke Jay Jury Selection

1201 South Ocean Drive Apartment 2504S, Hollywood, FL

(954) 921-1425
Chandler Law Firm

708 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL

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3300 North University Drive, Coral Springs, FL

(954) 200-6990
Estate Planning Law Firm PA

1920 East Hallandale Beach Boulevard Suite 609, Hallandale Beach, FL

(954) 458-6010
Fort Lauderdale Criminal Lawyers -

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
Goldman & Daszkal Attorneys At Law

1630 West Hillsboro Boulevard, Deerfield Beach, FL

(954) 714-0479
Gomez & Schiller PA

7501 West Oakland Park Boulevard Suite 201, Tamarac, FL

(954) 746-4100
Hassett & Associates PA

6099 Stirling Road Suite 217, Davie, FL

(954) 760-9911
Hursey Michael PA

5220 South University Drive Suite 110, Davie, FL

(954) 252-7458

6019 Kimberly Boulevard, North Lauderdale, FL

(954) 603-7099
Kapetan Alex PA

1701 West Hillsboro Boulevard, Deerfield Beach, FL

(954) 570-8989
Kaplan & Singhal, P.A.

1323 SE 4th AVe., Fort Lauderdale, FL

(954) 527-0035  |  Send Email

Kenneth Eric Trent

831 East Oakland Park Boulevard, Oakland Park, FL

(954) 567-5877
Kenneth Hassett

6099 Stirling Road, Davie, FL

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Kim P Mollica A

633 South East 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL

(954) 463-8100
Kubler Frank

13261 South West 54th Court, Miramar, FL

(954) 779-7811
Larry S Davis

1926 Harrison Street, Hollywood, FL

(954) 927-4249
Michael B. Manes, P.A.
Plantation, FL

(866) 508-8549

Laura A Martinelli Pa

2920 North University Drive, Coral Springs, FL

(954) 334-4622
Law Offices Of Freddy Price

12555 Orange Drive, Davie, FL

(954) 862-1772
Law Offices Of Harry Hausman

235 North University Drive, Pembroke Pines, FL

(954) 961-9905
Law Offices Of Johathan Kane & Frantz Vital

6190 North West 11th Street, Sunrise, FL

(954) 641-1455  |  Send Email
Law Offices Of Sheriff Robbins Smith & Associates Pa

2561 South West 117th Ln, Miramar, FL

(954) 392-3735
Medical Illustration Services

712A South Dixie Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL

(954) 456-6775
Michael A Cohen

12555 Orange Drive, Davie, FL

(305) 858-5490
Michelle C Austin Law Offices

3800 Inverrary Boulevard, Lauderhill, FL

(954) 727-0960
Moyer L Gary PA

210 North University Drive, Coral Springs, FL

(954) 753-7464
Myra P Mahoney Pa

3101 North Federal Hwy, Oakland Park, FL

(954) 563-1050
Offices M Law Of Carim Neff PA

11110 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise, FL

(954) 478-9048
Philip A Stillman atty

6100 West Atlantic Boulevard, Margate, FL

(954) 971-3399
Pre-Paid Legal

800 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Wilton Manors, FL

(954) 567-0888
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) 753-0200
Robert Malove, Law Offices of

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

(954) 745-5840  |  

Ross E Zimmerman atty

7797 North University Drive, Tamarac, FL

(954) 722-9900
Russell D Bernstein PA

3300 North University Drive, Coral Springs, FL

(954) 752-2010
Schwartz Terri

4500 North State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, FL

(954) 485-2580
Steven M Fried atty

4403 West Tradewinds Avenue, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL

(561) 393-6300
Ticket A The Clinic Law Firm

5800 Sheridan Street, Hollywood, FL

(954) 602-0600
Todd Shulby PA

4705 Volunteer Road Suite 102, Southwest Ranches, FL

(954) 530-2236
Traffic Ticket Team

13766 West State Road 84, Davie, FL

(954) 473-4788
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