Statutory Rape is an extremely serious charge in San Diego County. Even if the sex is consensual, you can be charged, convicted and sent to jail. You may even have to register as a sex offender with your local police department if found guilty. An experienced Southern California sex crimes attorney can help you avoid the negative consequences that accompany a statutory rape conviction.
The Prosecution Need To Prove 3 Three Things:
To prove that you are guilty of this crime, the People must prove that:
1. That you had sexual intercourse with another person.
2. That you and the other person were not married to each other at the time of the intercourse.
3. At the time of the intercourse, the other person was under the age of 18 but not more than three years younger than you.
Any person who engages in an act of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor who is not more than three years younger than the perpetrator, is guilty of a misdemeanor. A misdemeanor is punishable by up to six months in the county jail and a one thousand dollar fine.
If you or a loved one have been accused or charged with this crime, it is very important that you speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately, like the attorneys at Wallin & Klarich. We have over 30 years of experienced handling these type of matters and can assist you in obtaining the best possible result. Call the law firm of Wallin& Klarich today at, (877) 466-5245 to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney about your case.