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Statutory Rape Attorney in LA

If you or someone you know is being charged with statutory rape, things can get complex and overwhelming, and we at the Hedding Law Firm are available to help you and to be in your corner. We will review your charges and discuss all you options with you. Our main objective is to make the consequences of your charges as minimal as possible.

Statutory rape is a wobbler, meaning it can either be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. If you are being charged with this sex offense and you are no more than three years older than the victim, the offense is charged as a misdemeanor. If you are more than three years older or if you are over 21 and the victim under 16, then the offense may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony.

Statutory rape, defined by California Penal code section 261.5, which makes it illegal for a person to engage in sexual intercourse with a person that is under 18 years old, whether it was consensual or nonconsenting

There are a number of defenses to use and our sex crime lawyers will present every applicable defense on your behalf aggressively and persistently.

Contact our attorneys immediately so we can review your charges and see if we can avoid the charges all together.

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