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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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Appleton Phillip Dr Pa

1291 South Powerline Road, Pompano Beach, FL

(954) 971-1110
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer

1134 Weston Road, Weston, FL

(954) 200-7500
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
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
CLINIC A TICKET LAW FIRM THE

5800 Sheridan Street, Hollywood, FL

(954) 602-0600
Chandler Law Firm

708 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL

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DANIEL R AARONSON

100 South East 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL

(954) 779-1700
Fort Lauderdale Criminal Lawyers - Ftlauderdaledefense.com

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

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GERSHON SIM ATTORNEY AT LAW

4699 North Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, FL

(954) 941-5444
Gomez & Schiller PA

7501 West Oakland Park Boulevard Suite 201, Tamarac, FL

(954) 746-4100
Hoffman JoAnn PA

4403 West Tradewinds Avenue, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL

(561) 393-6300  |  Send Email
Hursey Michael PA

5220 South University Drive Suite 110, Davie, FL

(954) 252-7458
Julian L Williams Attorney

721 North East 6th Street, Pompano Beach, FL

(954) 941-2440
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 Offices Of Freddy Price

12555 Orange Drive, Davie, FL

(954) 862-1772
Law Offices Of Freeland And Russo Pa The

2843 Executive Park Drive, Weston, FL

(954) 467-6400
Law Offices Of Gomez

715 North Federal Hwy, Hollywood, FL

(954) 922-2000
Law Offices Of Harry Hausman

235 North University Drive, Pembroke Pines, FL

(954) 961-9905
Law Offices Of Jamie Alvarez

10071 Pines Boulevard Suite A, Pembroke Pines, FL

(954) 499-9055
Michael B. Manes, P.A.
Plantation, FL

(866) 508-8549


Law Offices Of Jerome Ira Solkoff PA

1800 West Hillsboro Boulevard Suite 214, Deerfield Beach, FL

(954) 421-8444
Law Offices Of Jose Fuentes Pa

709 East Hillsboro Boulevard, Deerfield Beach, FL

(954) 764-2200
Law Offices Of Sheriff Robbins Smith & Associates Pa

2561 South West 117th Ln, Miramar, FL

(954) 392-3735
MARTIN S FEIN

200 South East 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL

(954) 768-0505
MacLean And Ema

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

(954) 785-1900
Mair Mair & Associates PA

3500 North State Road 7 Suite 499, Lauderdale Lakes, FL

(954) 730-0082
Martin Zevin PA

3275 West Hillsboro Boulevard Suite 204, Deerfield Beach, FL

(954) 977-4878
Metevia Whitney Anne Attorney

2335 East Atlantic Boulevard, Pompano Beach, FL

(954) 942-6633
Office S Law Of David Farber

2503 North State Road 7, Margate, FL

(954) 972-9100
Offices M Law Of Carim Neff PA

11110 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise, FL

(954) 478-9048
Offices T Law Of David Sale Former Assistant State Attorney

400 South East 9th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL

(954) 634-8011
Peter Tiernan Atty-At-Law

6361 North West 16th Street, Margate, FL

(954) 975-7152
Ralph S. Behr, Esq., P.A.

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

954-761-3444  |  Send Email

Robert A Skolnick

5541 North University Drive Suite 103, Coral Springs, FL

(954) 755-3600
Robert Malove, Law Offices of

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

(954) 745-5840  |  

Ronald S Schneider Pa Attorney

9381 North West 15th Street, Plantation, FL

(954) 236-8195
Rosen Eve Wagner PA

1400 East Oakland Park Boulevard Suite 202, Oakland Park, FL

(954) 537-1854
Sari T Addicott atty

900 North Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL

(954) 454-2605
Selzer Jeffery Seth

2550 North East 15th Avenue, Wilton Manors, FL

(954) 567-4444
Steven M Fried atty

4403 West Tradewinds Avenue, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL

(954) 772-2644
The Ticket Cricket

1001 North Federal Hwy Suite 106, Hallandale Beach, FL

(954) 454-5844
Traffic Ticket Help Ctr

5401 North University Drive, Lauderhill, FL

(954) 748-1818
WILLIAMS TERESA ATTORNEY AT LAW

633 South Andrews Avenue Suite 101, Fort Lauderdale, FL

(954) 761-9131
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