Date Rape

Rape is the act of forcing someone to perform a sexual act with the person doing the forcing. Date rape is a form of rape. Date rape almost always, if not always, occurs to women. Date rape generally follows a typical a series of steps, and tends to occur at social get-togethers such as at parties, at clubs, or at bars. The steps are as follows:

  • A man puts a drug, whether in the form of a pill, power, or liquid, into a woman’s drink. The drug does not affect the drink in any noticeable way, so when the woman consumes her drink she cannot tell that there is a drug in it.
  • Some time after consuming the drink with the drug in it, the woman begins to feel its effects. Specifically, she gradually loses her consciousness. When she wakes, she will not be able to remember what happened to her when she was “blacked out.”
  • With the woman unconscious, the man manages to get alone with the woman and engages in sexual activity with her. This act is considered rape, as she has not consented to taking part in the sexual act.

Date rape can occur in college, at adult parties, and even among high school students. Women who are victims of date rape often do not want to bring the event up and just want to forget about it. They often do not press charges against the rapists, although it does happen occasionally.

Call a Milwaukee Date Rape Defense Lawyer

If you have been accused or charged with date rape, contact the Milwaukee date rape lawyers of Kohler Hart Powell, SC by visiting their website or by calling (414) 271-9595.