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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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Andrew J Kohan Pa

5100 West Copans Road Suite 900, Margate, FL

(954) 974-6660
Bonnie S Satterfield

3360 Greenview Ter East, Margate, FL

(954) 341-2250
Bristol & Nowack Attorneys At Law

15124 South West 36th Street, Davie, FL

(954) 349-2265
Chandler Edward Attorney

708 East Atlantic Boulevard, Pompano Beach, FL

(954) 788-1355
Chandler Law Firm

708 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL

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Clinic A Ticket Law Firm The

1605 North State Road 7, Lauderhill, FL

(954) 990-1110
Coward & Coward PA

7101 West Commercial Boulevard, Lauderhill, FL

(954) 722-0836
Criminal Practice Builders

3784 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Lauderdale Lakes, FL

(954) 484-1900
David D Welch Attorney

2211 North East 36th Street, Lighthouse Point, FL

(954) 943-2020
David D Welch Law Offices Attorney

2211 North East 36th Street, Lighthouse Point, FL

(954) 943-2020
Dean H Freeman

201 North State Road 7, Margate, FL

(954) 341-3336
Fort Lauderdale Criminal Lawyers - Ftlauderdaledefense.com

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

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GIBSON & GIBSON PA

9112 Griffin Road Suite East, Cooper City, FL

(954) 434-1212
Gaudiosi John PA

3801 North Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, FL

(954) 785-1300
Gerard S Williams atty

200 South East 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL

(954) 779-3313
Hoffman JoAnn PA

4403 West Tradewinds Avenue, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL

(561) 393-6300  |  Send Email
Jack G Bernstein Limited Liability Company Attorney

1000 West McNab Road, Pompano Beach, FL

(954) 583-3000
John R Gillespie Pa

2211 North East 36th Street, Lighthouse Point, FL

(954) 785-0001
John R Howes

633 South East 3rd Avenue Suite 4R, Fort Lauderdale, FL

(954) 763-6003
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

Karin B Hensel Esq

7797 North University Drive, Tamarac, FL

(954) 722-9900
Kaufman Barry PA Attorney

7737 North University Drive, Tamarac, FL

(954) 721-7838
Michael B. Manes, P.A.
Plantation, FL

(866) 508-8549


Kenneth Hassett

6099 Stirling Road, Davie, FL

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Kirk Angela

18 North East 2nd Avenue, Dania, FL

(954) 921-8855
LAWRENCE S TOLCHINSKY

2100 East Hallandale Beach Boulevard, Hallandale Beach, FL

(954) 458-8655
Law Office Of Jordan Seeman The

8450 North West 31st Court, Sunrise, FL

(954) 476-1082
Law Offices Of Johathan Kane & Frantz Vital

6190 North West 11th Street, Sunrise, FL

(954) 641-1455  |  Send Email
Legal Services Management Corp

6100 Hollywood Boulevard Suite 306, Hollywood, FL

(954) 966-7716
Luce Linda PA

3350 South West 148th Avenue Suite 125, Miramar, FL

(954) 443-4322
Nationwide Mutual Insurance

1776 North Pine Island Road Suite 304, Plantation, FL

(954) 473-8433
Office A Law Of Dahlia Williams Paul

3106 Commerce Parkway, Miramar, FL

(954) 438-1323
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 M Law Of Carim Neff PA

11110 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise, FL

(954) 478-9048
Pasin Robert

3300 North University Drive Suite 806, Coral Springs, FL

(954) 345-0662
Philip A Stillman atty

6100 West Atlantic Boulevard, Margate, FL

(954) 971-3399
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  |  

Ronald S Schneider PA

4987 North University Drive, Lauderhill, FL

(954) 747-3400
Rosen Eve Wagner PA

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

(954) 537-1854
Shendell & Associates PA

3650 North Federal Hwy Suite 215, Lighthouse Point, FL

(954) 781-3747
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
Vance B Moore atty

4403 West Tradewinds Avenue, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL

(954) 772-2644
Zevin P Martin A

1367 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL

(561) 994-2727
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