Orlando Statutory Rape Defense Attorney

Defense Against Charges of Unlawful Sexual Activity With Minors in Orlando and Central Florida

Orlando Criminal Attorney Provides Defense Against Statutory Rape ChargesThe experienced Orlando defense attorneys at LaBar and Adams know how to handle statutory rape cases.  Florida courts take statutory rape cases very seriously and a conviction of this crime can lead to irreparable consequences. If one is convicted of statutory rape, one must register on a sex offender’s database in which the crime you have committed, your name, and address, all become accessible to the public through the Internet. Statutory rape is often a “he said she said debate.” The truth of the matter is that the law is very specific and the fact that the underage party may have consented to the sexual activity is irrelevant based on the statutory rape statute. However, there are specific age brackets the court looks at when determining whether or not a statutory rape has been committed. Those age brackets, as well as the definition of statutory rape are as follows:

Statutory rape

  1. A person 24 years of age or older who engages in sexual activity with a person 16 or 17 years of commits a felony of the second degree. Sexual activity in this statute means oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another; however sexual activity does not include an act done for a bona fide medical purpose.
  2. The victim’s prior sexual conduct is not considered an issue in prosecution for the crime of statutory rape.
  3. If a statutory rape leads to the birth of a child, paternity of that child will be determined through court observation, and the father of that child will be forced to pay child support.

A conviction of statutory rape can change your life. You might have trouble finding a job and you may even be sentenced to prison time. At LaBar and Adams our Orlando statutory rape defense attorney understands that sometimes situations arise in which good people make bad decisions. We feel that every person accused of a crime deserves a defense attorney who will fight for them in a court of law. As a zealous advocate for you and your case, our attorneys will do all that they can to help you in your tough time.  Don’t let a charge of statutory rape change your life without putting up a fight. Our experienced Central Florida statutory rape lawyers at LaBar and Adams are available for you today, and our initial consultation is free of charge.

Contact our Experienced Orlando Statutory Rape Defense Lawyer

If you are being charged, or may be charged, with statutory rape in Orlando or anywhere in Central Florida, do not waste any time. Contact our highly experienced criminal defense attorneys for a free consultation and to understand the options available to you. You may call us at 1-866-680-4LAW or fill out our online form located at the top of the page and one of our highly experienced Central Florida statutory rape defense lawyers will contact you shortly. We respond to after-hours messages promptly. Evening or weekend appointments are available upon request. We respect your privacy and will keep all your information confidential.

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