Statutory Rape Defense2018-07-15T22:55:28+00:00

What Are Statutory Rape Charges?

Statutory rape is considered a crime since it’s a sexual act performed with a minor under the age of 17. Whether the sexual act was consensual or not, the law presumes minors can be influenced and don’t have the mature judgment to refuse (or consent to) the sexual act. Individuals aged 16 or younger in Texas are not legally able to consent to sexual activity, and such activity may result in prosecution for statutory rape. The act, therefore, becomes rape with severe penalties and consequences. If you have been charged with statutory rape, contacting a Brazos County sex crimes attorney should be your first step in establishing a strong defense.

Under Investigation for Statutory Rape Charges in Bryan-College Station?

Texas has five statutory sexual abuse charges on the books which are used to prosecute age of consent and child abuse related crimes within the state. One or more of these charges may be used to prosecute violations of the Texas Age of Consent, as statutory rape or the Texas equivalent of that charge. The severity of the criminal charge (felony, misdemeanor, etc) depends on the specifics of the acts committed and the relative ages of the perpetrator and victim. Our criminal defense firm has a thorough understanding of statutory rape laws and can provide a level of defense needed to fight these allegations. Acting quickly to begin your defense is of the utmost importance.

Call a Bryan-College Station Statutory Rape Defense Attorney!

If we decide to accept representation in your case, rest assured you will have an experienced rape defense lawyer on your side, fully prepared to go the distance to defend your legal rights. To provide you with a compelling defense our firm will take steps to investigate the charges thoroughly, including reviewing all possible evidence against you. These cases can be difficult to defend, so choosing the right attorney having the resources and experience to aggressively defend you is paramount. Our firm provides personalized service with dedicated legal representation for you every step of the way.

 

We urge you to call immediately for a consultation regarding your situation.