Accused of Statutory Rape in Austin?

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Austin Statutory Rape Lawyer

In Texas, individuals who are under 17 years of age do not have the right to legally consent to sex, unless the person they’re having sex with is within 3 years of their age or if they’re married to that person.

In statutory rape cases, prosecutors aren’t required to provide any evidence or imply that force was used. The prosecution only needs to prove that sexual conduct occurred between an adult and a younger person who has not yet attained 17 years of age.

In Texas, statutory rape is prosecuted as sexual assault which means the defendant will face felony criminal charges such as those faced by rapists. If you’re innocent of a crime, or if you’re interested in fighting to have the charge dismissed or to avoid the harshest penalty, you’ll need legal representation.

Attorney Jackson F. Gorski offers free case evaluations and will investigate your case, and the claims against you, thoroughly. To schedule your time to meet with Attorney Gorski, call 512-960-4646.

Penalties for Statutory Rape

To learn more about the penalties that may be applied to defendants found guilty of statutory rape, visit the following links below.

Charged with a Statutory Rape Offense in Austin, TX?

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Defending a Statutory Rape Charge

In some instances, statutory rape charges are defensible. With a sound defense strategy and a thorough investigation of the claims and the people involved, it’s very possible to beat a statutory rape charge in Austin. Listed below are three of the main defenses to a statutory rape charge.

Mistaken Age

The mistaken age defense is applicable when the defendant had no clue that the victim was not of age. This could be due to their body size or even their way of talking which seemed mature to the defendant.

Although this isn’t a valid defense according to Texas law, jurors are subjective and are often understanding of the plight of defendants who are well presented and well mannered in court. As your defense lawyer, my job is to articulate my arguments in such a way as to make the maturity of the alleged victim apparent to the court and, more importantly, the jury. They need to understand how easy it is to make a mistake and be able to put themselves in the shoes of the defendant.

Romeo and Juliet

This strategy may be incorporated when the minor is between 14 and 17 years of age, and the defendant is not more than 3 years older than the minor.

Marital Exemption

If the persons involved, i.e, the defendant and the victim are married, the defendant cannot be prosecuted for engaging in sexual activity with the minor. Texas law protects married couples despite the fact that one party might be under the age of consent.

Accused of Statutory Rape in Austin?

Contact Attorney Jackson F. Gorski Today!

When facing a statutory rape case you should consider consulting an experienced criminal defense lawyer that’s seasoned defending people accused of such offenses. Attorney Jackson Gorski will help you by evaluating the strength of the prosecution’s case against you while developing the necessary defense strategy to fight back.

If the situation permits and if it makes sense, we’ll negotiate with the prosecution for a lesser charge or for a reduction in penalties. If we’re successful, you may be able to take advantage of probation instead of serving a prison sentence.

To contact Attorney Jackson F. Gorski call 512-960-4646 or send us a message using the contact form. The Law Office of Jackson F. Gorski will work with anyone in any situation.

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