Rape Articles

Statutory Rape

What Constitutes Statutory Rape? (PC 261.5)

The crime of statutory rape can be confusing for some people because it involves an act in which you may think you have the consent of your sexual partner. However, if your sexual partner is under the age of 18, he or she is not able to provide legal consent to sex. Our skilled statutory rape defense attorneys have been successfully defending clients accused of statutory rape for more than…

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Do Rape Charges Require Violent Acts? (PC 261.5)

When you hear the word “rape,” you probably think of an act of violence. However, California rape laws cover more than using force to have sexual intercourse with the alleged victim. You could be accused of rape for any sexual intercourse where the alleged victim was not legally able to provide consent. Let’s examine situations in which you could be accused of rape without the use of force or fear.…

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Is it Statutory Rape When Two Minors Have Sex? (PC 261.5)

The criminal justice system functions best when people understand what is and what is not a crime. Unfortunately, laws are not always so clear. The perfect example of this is the crime of statutory rape. Statutory rape occurs when a minor engages in sexual intercourse. Minors cannot legally consent to sex, so it is considered statutory rape when they engage in this activity. So, should a minor be prosecuted for…

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