Solano County Statutory Rape Defense Lawyers
Statutory rape is a complex sex offense that may carry severe penalties if one is convicted. The tricky thing about a statutory rape case is that although the alleged victim may have initiated sexual activity or may have given full consent, the act is still classified as rape. This is solely because of the age of the victim versus the age of the perpetrator. A person under the age of 18 is legally unable to give consent to sexual intercourse because he or she is below the legal age of consent.
Statutory Rape Penalties in California
Specific penalties for statutory rape may vary depending upon the jurisdiction as well as the particulars of the case, including the age of the victim and the age of the alleged offender. General penalties may include: imprisonment in jail or prison, sex offender registration, probation, rehabilitation or counseling and fines. A parent may even lose custody of his or her children and may be prohibited from being alone with minors due to a statutory rape conviction.
Consult a Fairfield Statutory Rape Attorney
Your defense attorney will make all the difference in the outcome of your case and what specific penalties you may or may not face. By working with a criminal defense attorney who has a proven track record of success in similar cases and who has the knowledge specific to statutory rape in California, you can help ensure that your rights are protected. Contact a Solano County criminal defense lawyer at Maas Law Offices today to find out how we can help you.
Our Solano County criminal defense attorneys are experienced in representing clients who have been accused of serious sex crimes. Representing clients in Solano County and Contra Costa County, California, we offer a free confidential case evaluation to discuss your unique statutory rape charges. With over twenty years practicing criminal defense, our lawyers have the experience and have built up the resources to be most effective in representing our clients.