Satawa Law, PLLC

Date Rape

Southfield Sex Crime Allegations Defense Attorney

Accused? Our Expert Team Offers the Defense Strategy You Need.


Date rape is a layman’s term for sexual activity which was forced between people who know one another in a social context; the DOJ confirms that allegations of sex crimes are one of the most frequently made untrue accusations against an innocent person. Nevertheless there is a huge stigma attached to the mere allegation of any type of sexual abuse, assault or misconduct. Regardless of the circumstances, those who are found guilty of date rape face serious consequences, as it is considered an unwanted sex act, or the more legal term of sexual assault.

he highly qualified and knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys of Satawa Law are exceptionally familiar with representing their clients who have been accused of date rape under Michigan law. In order to provide the most effective defense for our clients we rely heavily on DNA evidence, psychological evidence, forensic medical evidence and a full investigation of the facts of your specific case.

All CONSULTATIONS are confidential and completely no-obligation to you. We serve Southfield, Oakland County, metro Detroit, and the entire State of Michigan.

Call the experienced Michigan sex crimes lawyers at Satawa Law today for your
complimentary, confidential, 30 minute strategy session about your case.

The Seriousness of the Crime

If you have been charged with a sex crime in Michigan, such as date rape, you can face serious jail or prison time, and could end up branded with a lifelong label of sex offender. Each and every time you move you will be required to go through the sex offender registration, meaning the entire community can simply look on the Internet and know who you are and where you live. Perhaps you are 100% certain that you did not commit the crime of date rape, and that your accuser is simply trying to get back at you for a perceived slight or is even regretting having consensual sex so is claiming date rape. Whatever the circumstances, take the charges very seriously, and hire an attorney who takes them equally seriously. Wrongfully accused people have been known to be convicted, so it is imperative that you and your attorney organize the very best defense possible as soon as possible.

Penalties for Date Rape

Depending on the severity of the charges, you could be charged with felony first degree sexual conduct, felony second degree sexual conduct, felony third degree sexual conduct or misdemeanor fourth degree sexual conduct. Felony first degree sexual conduct in which the victim is thirteen or younger and the accused is seventeen or older can bring a mandatory 25 year sentence upon conviction. Otherwise the accused could receive as much as life in prison. Second-degree or third-degree sexual conduct can get you up to 15 years in prison, while the misdemeanor fourth degree sexual conduct is punishable by up to two years in prison and a $500 fine.

Satawa Law. Defending your rights, protecting your future. 

Fallout of Sexual Abuse Charges

Whatever the exact charges brought against you may be, being charged with any type of sexual abuse or assault brings an entire litany of secondary problems aside from possible prison time and being required to register as a sex offender. You may also lose your job, be unable to get a job you are well-qualified for, lose your children, be shunned by society as a whole and your community in particular and feel that even if you prove your innocence there will still be those who judge you.


Our team of sex crime lawyers are ready to help defend your rights and protect your future. We understand the life-changing nature of these types of allegations. We never judge or assume; rather, we immediately start to try and determine the best way to win that case. We do that while providing our clients with the empathetic and compassionate guidance they need to get through this difficult time.

We have won the majority of the many cases we have defended at trial, and can use our extensive experience and experience to help you as well. Do not wait for the police or prosecutors to make the first move. Speak with our Southfield defense team now, and allow us to put our knowledge, skill, and expertise to good use.


Establishing your innocence in cases of date rape can be extremely difficult. Many times date rape cases hinge on the word of only one person, who could be a girlfriend you dumped or a hostile ex-spouse. There are no witnesses to prove your innocence (or disprove her story) making hiring a competent defense attorney all the more important. Simply put, we are not afraid to take on prosecutors. We know that a relentless, effective, and well-thought out defense strategy that does prove your innocence is critical to the success of a case. Because we always prepare every case extensively to win from the very beginning of our representation, we can offer persuasive rebuttals to any allegations brought by the Prosecution. We developed a multi-disciplinary approach, using a team of professionals to investigate and prepare our defense – experts, psychologists, lawyers, trial consultants, investigators, and jury consultants to prepare our client and our case for trial. We employ mock trials, practice direct and cross examinations, focus groups, client reenactments, and interview every possible witness to leave no trial stone unturned, and put the case in the best position to be won. When falsely accused of a crime, we demand that our clients to be treated fairly and equally by the justice system. We defend your rights, and protect your future.

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