Fort Lauderdale Attorney For The Defense Of Statutory Rape Charges
In Fort Lauderdale, you may be charged with statutory rape charges may be filed against you if you had consensual sexual intercourse with a minor or non-consensual intercourse with a minor aged 16 or 17. Unless the minor is 16 or more years of age, the parents will file the charge. The statute of limitations is 3 years to bring the charges.
Penalties for Statutory Rape In Fort Lauderdale
If convicted you may be faced with a prison sentences of up to 15 years. 30-year prison sentences may also if you have been convicted twice before. These are serious penalties and require an experienced Fort Lauderdale statutory rape criminal defense lawyer. Guy Seligman has over 2o years of experience in defending statutory rape charges. .
Fort Lauderdale Statutory Rape Laws
Florida- Fort Lauderdale statutory rape law states that, it is a criminal act for someone 18 years or older to have sexual intercourse with a person younger than 18. Even if the act is by mutual consent, it is classified as statutory rape.
§ 794. 05
Unlawful sexual activity with certain minors if someone age 24 or older engages in sexual activity with someone age 16 or 17.
Up to 15 years in prison
(5)(a) ”A person 18 years of age or older who commits sexual battery upon a person 12 years of age or older but younger than 18 years of age, without that person’s consent, and in the process does not use physical force and violence likely to cause serious personal injury commits a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, s. 775.084, or s. 794.0115.”
If you have been accused of statutory rape call criminal lawyer Guy Seligman