Fourth Degree Rape Lawyer

The state of Delaware has different degrees, or levels, of charges for rape. They are all felonies and the levels range from A to C. Rape in the fourth degree is a very serious charge in Delaware. If you are facing any sex offense charge in Delaware you should speak with an experienced Kent County Delaware Fourth Degree Rape Attorney.

Call The Law Office of John R. Garey at 302-744-9290. Or, you can email Dover Delaware Rape Defense Lawyer John R. Garey here. Mr. Garey is a former prosecutor who now defends the accused in Kent County and Sussex County, Delaware.

Delaware Fourth Degree Rape Laws

§ 770. Rape in the fourth degree; class C felony.

(a) A person is guilty of rape in the fourth degree when the person:

(1) Intentionally engages in sexual intercourse with another person, and the victim has not yet reached that victim’s sixteenth birthday; or

(2) Intentionally engages in sexual intercourse with another person, and the victim has not yet reached that victim’s eighteenth birthday, and the person is 30 years of age or older, except that such intercourse shall not be unlawful if the victim and person are married at the time of such intercourse; or

(3) Intentionally engages in sexual penetration with another person under any of the following circumstances:

a. The sexual penetration occurs without the victim’s consent; or

b. The victim has not reached that victim’s sixteenth birthday.

(b) Paragraph (a)(3) of this section does not apply to a licensed medical doctor or nurse who places 1 or more fingers or an object inside a vagina or anus for the purpose of diagnosis or treatment or to a law-enforcement officer who is engaged in the lawful performance of his or her duties.

Rape in the fourth degree is a class C felony.

Let A Sussex County Delaware Rape Defense Attorney Defend You

You stand to lose a lot if convicted of a Delaware Sex Crime. Do not go through this alone. You have rights and they need to be protected. Call The Law Office of John R. Garey at 302-744-9290. Or, you can email Georgetown Delaware Rape Defense Lawyer John R. Garey here. Mr. Garey is a former state prosecutor who now defends the accused in Kent County and Sussex County, Delaware.