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Date Rape Conviction Places You on Sex Offender List

spiking a drink with a drug (Ruffee, Rohypnol)A Date Rape Conviction Means Registering as a Sex Offender

Anyone who’s ever been single knows how tough the dating world is. It seems like the rules of etiquette are constantly shifting. Is it still ok to pick up your date at her house or are you supposed to meet somewhere public? Once you do get out the door, who’s paying? Most of these questions can be answered quickly, easily and with only a minimum of awkwardness. However, what happens when someone claims that they were raped on a date?

NRS 200.366 is Nevada’s date rape law. Typically, the term “date rape” refers to circumstances in which two people are interacting socially when one forces the other into performing sexual acts. Most often date rape is alleged when the female tells her partner no, but he continues with the act. Other times the girl is drugged using a substance like Rohypnol. The male commits the unwanted sexual act while the female is unconscious.

Nevada law takes date rape very seriously. In fact, it’s possible to end up serving a life sentence depending upon the circumstances. Moreover, the person who is convicted of date rape will probably have to register as a sex offender for the rest of their life.

Several defenses are available to people accused of date rape in Las Vegas. Call the Nevada criminal defense team at Potter Law Offices for astute, well-reasoned defense against date rape charges.