Houston Statutory Rape Lawyer
Houston Statutory Rape Attorney Paul Darrow Serving Houston, TX
Statutory rape is what is commonly thought of as a consensual relationship between two people, one of whom is not “of the age of consent.” In Texas, this falls under the crime of sexual assault of a child. In Texas, the age of consent is 17 years old. This means that if a person engages in sex with someone under the age of 17 they do not have the ability to legally consent to the sexual activity. Seek legal help through a Houston statutory rape lawyer to defend you.
Lack of knowledge of the person’s age is not a defense to this charge, as crazy as that may sound. Nor is their level of physical, mental, or emotional maturity. The only defense is if the adult is within 3 years of the child’s age. For example, an 18-year-old may have consensual sex with a 16-year-old, but not a 14-year-old.
Call Houston Statutory Rape Lawyer Paul Darrow, Don’t Wait!
Because the charge in this type of case is Sexual Assault of a Child, which carries a prison sentence of 2-10 years in prison, it is important to get an experienced defense attorney. Even probation on this type of case carries with it lifetime sexual registration, so call us now.