Los Angeles (Gang) Rape in Concert Lawyer
Los Angeles (Gang) rape in concert lawyer Ambrosio Rodriguez is here to fight for you when it feels like the whole world is against you. If you have been accused of gang rape, or “rape in concert,” your entire future is at stake. These are life-changing allegations, and you need to fight them with everything you’ve got.
The Rodriguez Law Group understands how scary it is to be charged with a crime. Our team will use our two decades plus of experience to build the strongest defense possible.
How Can The Rodriguez Law Group Help With (Gang) Rape in Concert Charges in Los Angeles?
The Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers at The Rodriguez Law Group have collectively handled countless serious felony sex crimes. In fact, attorney Rodriguez led the Sex Assault Unit while he worked as a Senior Deputy District Attorney.
Our experience handling serious gang rape and rape in concert cases in Los Angeles, California, means we won’t freeze up when the stakes are high. We know what to do because we have seen it all before.
When you hire our team to represent you, we will begin fighting to prove your innocence. Some actions we may take include:
- Challenging notoriously unreliable identification procedures that wrongly linked you to the crime
- Hiring scientific experts to examine physical evidence for issues
- Gathering and reviewing every shred of evidence, including video footage, text messages, witness reports, and 911 tapes
- Filing motions to suppress evidence seized in violation of your Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights
Do not make the mistake of talking to police or prosecutors. They will try to downplay the seriousness of the situation, or they may act like cooperating will help your situation. It won’t. Invoke your right to remain silent and demand your attorney. Then call the Rodriguez Law Group right away for a free consultation with a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney.
What is Gang / Rape in Concert in California?
Gang rape is formally referred to as rape in concert in California. This crime is committed when multiple people work together to commit rape and sexual assault.
There are two ways that someone can be charged with gang rape under California Penal Code 264.1:
- Actually committing a rape or sexual assault with the assistance of someone else
- Aiding and abetting another who commits a rape through force or violence
Aiding and abetting is essentially assisting someone to commit a crime. The formal elements of aiding and abetting under California law are:
- The defendant
- Knew the perpetrator intended to commit a crime
- The defendant intended to assist before or during the crime
- Through words or actions the defendant did actually assist in the commission of the crime
264.1 PC, gang rape, can only be charged if a rape occurred as defined in other rape statutes. The main rape statute is 261 PC, which has many provisions. The basic definition of rape is engaging in sexual intercourse with another without their consent.
A lack of consent can occur in many ways, including the use of force to have sexual intercourse, intoxication, state of sleep or unconsciousness, fraudulent misrepresentation, threats, duress, and other means.
The penalties for gang rape / rape in concert are extremely serious; this is a felony sex crime in California.
What are the Penalties for Gang Rape or Rape in Concert in California?
Gang rape in Los Angeles is punishable by a prison term of five, seven, or nine years if convicted. These penalties increase if the victim was a minor. For a minor victim under the age of 14, the prison term could be 10, 12, or 14 years.
If the minor victim was over the age of 14, the prison term is 7, 9, or 11 years. In addition to prison time, the penalties for rape in concert can also include lengthy community supervision and mandatory registration as a sex offender with the state of California.
Registering as a sex offender means having your name publicly available in a database and being subjected to restrictions on where you can live and work, as well as having to meet periodically with law enforcement.
The Rodriguez Law Group knows how scary these penalties are, which is why we will leave no stone unturned in the fight to prove your innocence. When you bring us in, you are not alone in this battle for your freedom and reputation. You will have a team with decades of experience in the system fighting for you.
Contact The Rodriguez Law Group Today For Help With Your Charges
The Rodriguez Law Group Los Angeles (gang) rape in concert lawyers are the only thing standing between you and potential prison time. Our criminal defense attorneys have made defending the rights of the accused our life’s work.
You deserve all of your rights under the U.S. Constitution, including the presumption of innocence. Get in touch with our team right away so we can get started helping you.
Last Updated on January 14, 2022