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Looking for a Statutory Rape lawyer in Los Angeles?
Statutory rape involves having sexual intercourse with a minor below the legal age of consent. Statutory rape laws tend to vary state to state, but, in California, there are still criminal possibilities present regardless of how small the difference in age between the two involved parties is. To combat statutory rape charges, it is crucial to partner with an attorney who knows not only the history behind statutory rape laws, but also the variations of statutory rape. An Okabe & Haushalter lawyer will fully explore any and all plausible avenues of prosecution to develop an insurmountable defense.
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Arrested on Statutory Rape Charges?
Despite how controversial statutory rape laws are, statutory rape charges have lasting, life changing consequences. If the statutory rape is considered a misdemeanor, which tends to happen if the two involved are close in age, penalties may include up to a year in jail, probation, a $1,000 fine, or a combination of these. However, if the statutory rape is considered a felony, the accused may be facing anywhere from 16 months to 4 years in prison. Additionally, those convicted of statutory rape may be required to register as sex offenders for a significantly longer amount of time. Because of this, it is absolutely imperative to enlist the services of a Los Angeles criminal attorney who thoroughly knows statutory rape law. Statutory rape charges are not to be taken lightly; however, there is usually a strong defense to be made. If there was legitimate thought by the accused that the minor was actually over the age of consent, that it a plausible defense in many cases.

 

 

Work with an Experienced Statutory Rape Defense Attorney

Statutory rape is serious and can essentially change the course of an individual’s life. It is Okabe & Haushalter’s belief that every client has the right to a fair trial, in addition to an aggressive, well prepared defense. We will do our best to find the most favorable outcome as we develop a strong, irrefutable defense. If you are in the midst of facing statutory rape charges, contact Okabe & Haushalter and receive a consultation from a Los Angeles statutory rape defense lawyer.

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