The age difference between the defendant and the minor is one of the main factors used in determining how the crime is charged. If the defendant is 21 or older and the minor is under the age of 16, the penalties are likely to be most severe, and can include up to four (4) years in California state prison!
How can we defend you against charges of California Penal Code 261.5 PC Statutory Rape?
Two of the most common effective legal defenses are:
- No sexual intercourse occurred, and
- You honestly and reasonably believed that the minor was over the age of 18.
We have been successfully defending clients facing all types of criminal charges in Sonoma and Marin Counties, since 1992.
The 100 Trial Lawyers Association has recognized us as one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the country!
Please call our office today at (707) 571-8600 in our centrally located Santa Rosa office in Sonoma County or call our office in San Rafael in Marin County at (415) 492-4507 to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation.
Don’t bargain with your freedom! The right attorney makes all the difference between your freedom and incarceration!