These facts include It is important to note that there is no requirement for the prosecutor to prove that force was used to accomplish the sexual intercourse..that the alleged victim did not consent to the intercourse.: Sarah is a 20-year-old community college student.
The age difference between the defendant and the minor is one of the major factors determining how the crime is tried.
If the defendant is 21 or older and the minor is under the age of 16, the penalties are likely to be most severe..can include up to four (4) years in California state prison!
Having an attorney who specializes in defending against California sex crimes is the key to safeguarding your rights..to protecting your future.
The crime of statutory rape is also commonly referred to as "unlawful sex with a minor"..as "unlawful sexual intercourse." Statutory rape is a crime regardless of whether the sex was consensual..even initiated by the minor (the supposed "victim" of the crime).
The reality is that we live in a world where teenagers are sexually active...which means that the crime of statutory rape occurs every day, and that countless otherwise law-abiding people find themselves being prosecuted.
Here are some examples of scenarios that can lead to charges under California's statutory rape statute: To make matters worse, statutory rape..other sex crimes that people allege out of jealousy, anger, revenge, or misunderstanding..frequently charged against innocent people.
False accusations and wrongful arrests lead to a large number of bogus California statutory rape prosecutions.
A good attorney knows that there are certain legal defenses that can help you beat statutory rape charges.
Two of the most helpful legal defenses are: If after reading this article, you have additional questions, we invite you to contact us at Shouse Law Group.