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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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1400 East Oakland Park Boulevard, Oakland Park, FL

(954) 630-1450
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1200 South Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, FL

(954) 942-2808
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1200 South Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, FL

(954) 942-2808
ALTER LAW OFFICES

2500 Hollywood Boulevard Suite 402, Hollywood, FL

(954) 921-7822
Adam J Katz PA

5571 North University Drive Suite 204, Coral Springs, FL

(954) 757-8012
BALLIRO GALASSO & LESKOVICH Limited Liability Company

12 South East 7th Street Suite 603, Fort Lauderdale, FL

(954) 463-9884
Bankruptcy Associates PA

1640 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Oakland Park, FL

(954) 731-3328
Brandine E Powell And Associates

4600 West Commercial Boulevard, Tamarac, FL

(954) 735-0095
Bristol & Nowack Attorneys At Law

15124 South West 36th Street, Davie, FL

(954) 349-2265
Chandler Law Firm

708 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL

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DAVID R SMITH

524 South Andrews Avenue Suite 304, Fort Lauderdale, FL

(954) 522-3307
David D Welch Attorney

2211 North East 36th Street, Lighthouse Point, FL

(954) 943-2020
Fenstersheib Michael

3070 Country Club Ln, Hallandale, FL

(954) 966-4881
Florida Ticket Center

3725 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, FL

(305) 944-5229
Fort Lauderdale Criminal Lawyers - Ftlauderdaledefense.com

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

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Gerard S Williams atty

200 South East 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL

(954) 779-3313
Goldman & Daszkal Attorneys At Law

1630 West Hillsboro Boulevard, Deerfield Beach, FL

(954) 714-0479
Hurricane Law Group

4617 North University Drive, Coral Springs, FL

(954) 341-5225
Hursey Michael PA

5220 South University Drive Suite 110, Davie, FL

(954) 252-7458
Jovanovich Zoran Esq

3300 South University Drive, Miramar, FL

(954) 341-1500
Kaplan & Singhal, P.A.

1323 SE 4th AVe., Fort Lauderdale, FL

(954) 527-0035  |  Send Email

Kenneth Hassett

6099 Stirling Road, Davie, FL

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Law Of Lawrence Levy

12781 Miramar Parkway Suite 203, Miramar, FL

(954) 442-6543
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 Gomez

715 North Federal Hwy, Hollywood, FL

(954) 922-2000
Law Offices Of Johathan Kane & Frantz Vital

6190 North West 11th Street, Sunrise, FL

(954) 641-1455  |  Send Email
Office A Law Of Keith Fousek P A

1597 South State Road 7, North Lauderdale, FL

(954) 978-6931
Office R Law Of Clement Dean Jr Pa

6245 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL

(954) 404-7763
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
Platt & Tenberg

2660 North East 46th Street, Lighthouse Point, FL

(954) 784-6699
Ralph S. Behr, Esq., P.A.

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

954-761-3444  |  Send Email

Resolutions Inc

323 South West 1st Avenue, Dania, FL

(954) 523-3888
Robert Malove, Law Offices of

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

(954) 745-5840  |  

Russell D Bernstein PA

3300 North University Drive, Coral Springs, FL

(954) 421-0030
Solambit Law Group Pllc

8619 South West 51st Street, Cooper City, FL

(954) 689-4789
Stabinski And Funt

2860 West State Road 84, Dania, FL

(954) 583-4432
Stanley Kiszkiel PA

9000 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines, FL

(954) 862-2288
Steve E Bullock PA

8910 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL

(954) 450-0603
Steven M Fried atty

4403 West Tradewinds Avenue, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL

(954) 772-2644
Steven W Effman Esq

1000 South Pine Island Road Suite 310, Plantation, FL

(954) 474-5055  |  Send Email
Suarez & Associates PA

8500 North Sherman Circle, Miramar, FL

(954) 704-8123
The Law Office of Kahn Chenken & Resnik

1815 Griffin Road Suite 207, Dania, FL

(954) 923-7898
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
Unger & Kowitt

690 South State Road 7, Margate, FL

(954) 935-8100
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