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Accused Of Statutory Rape or Sex With A Minor In California?

If you or a loved one has been arrested or faces charges of having sex with a minor in California (sometimes called statutory rape), the next move you make can put you on the path to freedom or put you on the path to prison. It can mean the difference between being able to live life on your terms and living under a constant cloud of suspicion and targeting by neighbors and strangers who find your address by searching online databases of sex offenders.

If you are accused or suspected of Statutory Rape, call us at (800) 458-1488 immediately!

Penalties for Statutory Rape

In California, a conviction of having sex with a minor (statutory rape) carries severe penalties, such as:

  • For an age difference of more than three years, up to one year in jail or prison for up to 3 years and a fine of up to $10,000.
  • For someone over 21 who has sex with someone under 16, up to one year in jail or up to four years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.
  • For an age difference of less than two years, a fine of up to $5,000.
  • Registration as a sex offender - for LIFE.

The police and prosecutor are NOT on your side, but fortunately for you, Los Angeles rape defense attorney Chad Lewin and Criminal Defense Incorporated IS on your side. With our help, you or your loved one will have every possible advantage in fighting the California criminal justice system and in protecting your future. We have thousands of case victories in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and Ventura Counties. Our managing partner, attorney Chad Lewin, is a tenacious, experienced, winning defense lawyer who is respected tremendously by prosecutors and by California judges.

Our courtroom relationships - built by THOUSANDS of victories in these courts on behalf of people like you - give you a huge advantage. And you need every advantage possible when fighting charges of having sex with a minor (statutory rape) in the California criminal justice system. Remember, you are fighting to protect your future. We will take advantage of the law and use the best defense strategies possible to protect your innocence and your future! ALL of your rights will be protected, and we will NOT stop until we have secured your freedom and achieved the BEST possible outcome for you or your loved ones.

Statutory Rape Defenses

Examples of the defenses we may use in your statutory rape case include:

  • You believed that the other person was 18 or older.
  • The other person said that he or she was over 18.
  • You met the other person at a location meant for adults.
  • You were falsely accused by the other person or the other person's parents.
  • There is no physical evidence.

Get Help From a Los Angeles Statutory Rape Defense Attorney at CDI

Without the most aggressive, experienced, winning Los Angeles defense lawyer fighting for you, your conviction could result in the end of your life as you know it. The LAST thing you need is a statutory rape conviction on your record, as this will permanently tarnish your reputation and impact your entire future.

Often times, we can stop police investigations before you EVER get charged with a crime. (If you have NOT been formally charged, but you are being accused and/or investigated, read more about how we get involved with pre-file investigations.) Remember, do NOT speak to police, investigators, or detectives about your case. Anything you tell them CAN be used against you in a court of law. Prosecutors WILL NOT BE LENIENT with you because you're "being nice." It doesn't work that way.

If you've been charged with having sex with a minor (statutory rape) in California, time is of the essence! Every minute you wait matters, so call defense attorney Chad Lewin at CDI immediately for a FREE, CONFIDENTIAL consultation at (800) 458-1488. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you or your loved ones.

ATTENTION

If you've been accused of a crime, but NOT formally charged yet, call us immediately.

LET US HELP PREVENT CHARGES FROM EVER BEING FILED.

CALL (800) 458-1488