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Statutory rape is a criminal sexual offense referring to forcible sexual acts with children. Statutory rape is the non-forcible sexual intercourse with a minor (under 18). Statutory rape is still considered rape even if the minor gave consent.
As a sexual crime that involves minor's statutory rape is harshly prosecuted in California, and any other state. Statutory rape carries consequences, including imprisonment, probation/parole, steep fines, mandatory rehabilitation classes and registration as a sex offender. Engaging in an act of sexual intercourse with a minor can be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor.
Statutory rape charges are sex crimes criminal cases. Not all criminal defense lawyers work with sex crimes cases. It is important that you select a criminal defense lawyer who has experience, training and resources necessary to win a statutory rape case. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can defend you against statutory rape charges, advise you about your rights if you are being investigated for statutory rate or negotiate on your behalf with prosecutors.
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