Harris County Date Rape: Give Her a Beer & Get a Felony

March 19, 2014

Date rape is actually sexual assault that occurs between a victim and someone who is known well to that person. In fact, you could be charged with date rape, even if you have previously had consensual sex with someone. This crime does not have to involve penetration, as any sexual contact that is unwanted or offensive may qualify.

Sexual activity that takes place while a person is unconscious or under the influence of alcohol or drugs can also be considered date rape, even if that person consents to the behavior. That’s because the law declares that someone who is in one of these states is incapable of consenting. Texas law also recognizes that victims who are given “date rape” drugs without their knowledge should be protected, which is another reason why they prosecute offenders harshly.