Beat Savannah, Georgia Statutory Rape Charge

How to Beat a Statutory Rape Charge

Statutory rape is one of the hardest criminal charges to beat. In Georgia, statutory rape is defined as sexual intercourse with any person under the age of 16.The mere fact that sexual intercourse occurred is enough to sustain a conviction. It does not matter if the sex was consensual or even if the victim lied about her age. The penalty for statutory rape is one to 20 years imprisonment, with a minimum of 10 years if the defendant is 21 years old or older.

Challenge the Charge

In order to avoid a harsh and often unfair penalty, you need to challenge a statutory rape at every stage of the investigation. If the police ask you to make a voluntary statement, do not agree to do so; there is nothing that you are going to say that will exonerate you. The police are looking to build their case against you, not let you go.

Also, it is very effective to challenge the alleged victim about how—and even if—sexual intercourse occurred. Statutory rape requires a “slight penetration,” and therefore it can be beaten if you can show that no penetration occurred.

A statutory rape conviction can ruin your life. Call us today and we will help you get your life back.

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