Statutory Rape Walnut Creek CA
Unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor is commonly referred to as “statutory rape.” This does not require a showing of classical ‘rape’ – in other words it doesn’t matter if the minor “victim” consents to the sex act.
This crime can be filed as a misdemeanor or as a felony and has maximum sentences ranging from a year in county jail all the way up to four years in state prison. On top of the jail sentence there are potential fines to be paid as ‘civil penalties’ which can be as much as $25,000. Luckily, this charge does not currently carry the requirement of registering as a sex offender in California. Keep in mind that if you move to a different state the sex offender registration rules will be different and may require registration.
Thomas Daly understands the complexity of these cases and the emotional baggage that accompanies this charge. Thomas also understands the other charges that commonly accompany this charge and is prepared to fight for you in trial or use leverage to get a better deal in your case. Call today for a free consultation where more details can be explained to you and a defense plan can be formulated. (925) 338-7517