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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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Attorneys Dell & Schaefer

1400 North State Road 7, Lauderhill, FL

(954) 522-0440
Blackstone Legal Supplies Inc

3732 North West 16th Street, Lauderhill, FL

(954) 791-2100
Brandine E Powell And Associates

4600 West Commercial Boulevard, Tamarac, FL

(954) 735-0095
Bucci Law Office

2600 North Andrews Avenue, Wilton Manors, FL

(954) 764-4440
CAMILLO SNOWDEN & DE ALMEIDA

221 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Wilton Manors, FL

(954) 565-3398  |  Send Email
Carl A Schmitt PA

6001 North West 72nd Way, Parkland, FL

(954) 510-7495
Chandler Law Firm

708 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL

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Colominas Marleen PA

2455 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, FL

(954) 453-1137
Cynthia L Tenberg PA

2660 North East 46th Street, Lighthouse Point, FL

(954) 784-6699
Daniel R Rosen

1999 North University Drive Suite 402, Coral Springs, FL

(954) 752-1000
Fort Lauderdale Criminal Lawyers - Ftlauderdaledefense.com

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
Iverson David

1625 North Commerce Parkway Suite 210, Weston, FL

(954) 659-8526
JARED J KULLMAN

1910 South State Road 7, Miramar, FL

(954) 629-9319
Jared J Kullman atty

1910 South State Road 7, Miramar, FL

(954) 963-2327
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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L J Shapiro Associates Inc

1230 Hillsboro Mile, Hillsboro Beach, FL

(954) 421-9344
LAWRENCE D SCHOTT PA

2100 East Hallandale Beach Boulevard, Hallandale Beach, FL

(954) 455-3399
Law Offices

350 Jim Moran Boulevard Suite 210, Deerfield Beach, FL

(561) 447-7112
Law Offices Of Gomez

715 North Federal Hwy, Hollywood, FL

(954) 922-2000
Law Offices Of Irina Nemtsev PA

1920 East Hallandale Beach Boulevard Suite 608, Hallandale Beach, FL

(954) 458-7165
Michael B. Manes, P.A.
Plantation, FL

(866) 508-8549


Louis M Blanco PA

701 East Commercial Boulevard Floor 1, Oakland Park, FL

(954) 929-0075
Marchetta E Arthur Jr PA

915 Middle River Drive Suite 401, Fort Lauderdale, FL

(954) 566-9889
Martin I Jaffe PA

1926 Harrison Street, Hollywood, FL

(954) 927-4249
Martin Zevin PA

3275 West Hillsboro Boulevard Suite 204, Deerfield Beach, FL

(954) 977-4878
Michael G Ahearn PA

2850 North Andrews Avenue, Wilton Manors, FL

(954) 563-1716
Morris Paul

3155 North East 31st Avenue, Lighthouse Point, FL

(954) 788-4567
OFFICE J LAW OF EDWARD CHANDLER

708 East Atlantic Boulevard, Pompano Beach, FL

(954) 788-1355
Offices M Law Of Carim Neff PA

11110 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise, FL

(954) 478-9048
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

Ricky J Weiss PA

5501 North University Drive Suite 103, Coral Springs, FL

(954) 757-1650
Robert Malove, Law Offices of

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

(954) 745-5840  |  

Robin S Sorkin Attorney

1535 North Park Drive, Weston, FL

(954) 515-0011
Russell P Antonette

1891 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Oakland Park, FL

(954) 358-5555
Schwartz Terri

4500 North State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, FL

(954) 485-2580
Selzer & Weiss

2550 North East 15th Avenue, Wilton Manors, FL

(954) 567-4444
Steve E Bullock PA

8910 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL

(954) 450-0603
The Ticket Cricket

1001 North Federal Hwy Suite 106, Hallandale Beach, FL

(954) 454-5844
Ticket A The Clinic Law Firm

5800 Sheridan Street, Hollywood, FL

(954) 602-0600
Traffic Ticket Help Ctr

5401 North University Drive, Lauderhill, FL

(954) 748-1818
Unger & Kowitt

690 South State Road 7, Margate, FL

(954) 935-8100
Winthrop & Jovanovich PA

3300 South University Drive, Miramar, FL

(954) 341-1500
Zevin P Martin A

1367 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL

(561) 994-2727
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