It often seems unfair. Although the minor may have looked like a legal adult, acted like an adult and purposely lied about his or her age, you can still be arrested and convicted of statutory rape if you have sexual relations with him or her.
If you have been charged with this crime in Tennessee, get a Nashville statutory rape lawyer on your side who will make sure your rights are upheld and your side of the story is heard.
Attorney Rob McKinney has more than 20 years of experience defending clients accused of the most serious crimes. He will do everything possible to keep you out of prison and your name off of the sex offender registry.
Types Of Statutory Rape In Tennessee
Mr. McKinney handles all types of sex crimes and rape charges, including:
- Statutory rape, which involves unlawful sexual penetration between a victim who is between 13 and 15 years old and a defendant who is at least four years older. It can also apply when the act involves someone 15 to 18 years old and a defendant at least five years older.
- Mitigated statutory rape, which involves unlawful sexual penetration between a victim who is between 15 and 18 years old and a defendant who is four to five years older. Both statutory rape and mitigated statutory rape are Class E felonies that carry one to six years of prison time plus fines.
- Aggravated statutory rape, which involves unlawful sexual penetration between a victim who is between 13 and 18 years old and a defendant who is at least 10 years older. This is a Class D felony and carries two to 12 years of prison time plus fines.
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Have you been charged with rape of an underage girl or boy? If so, take prompt action to protect your rights and your reputation. Schedule a free initial consultation with Nashville criminal defense lawyer Rob McKinney today. Simply call 615-686-2115 or contact us through this website.