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Nashville Statutory Rape Defense Attorneys

Preserving Your Rights, Reputation & Freedom

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 had sexual relations with him or her.

If you have been charged with this crime, do not wait to involve a lawyer who will make sure your rights are upheld and your side of the story is heard. Our attorneys at May McKinney have a long history of protecting the rights, reputation, and freedom of defendants across Tennessee who have been accused of statutory rape and other serious sex crimes. We do everything possible to keep our clients out of prison and their names off the sex offender registry.

To find out how a Nashville statutory rape defense lawyer at our firm can assist you, call (615) 265-6383.

Types of Statutory Rape Charges in Tennessee

There are different types of statutory rape charges under Tennessee law, depending on the age of the alleged victim and the age of the defendant at the time of the alleged offense:

  • 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 4 years older. It can also apply when the act involves someone 15 to 18 years old and a defendant who is at least 5 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 4 to 5 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 2 to 12 years of prison time, plus fines.

We also take on cases involving statutory rape by an authority figure.

Call (615) 265-6383 for a Confidential Consultation

Have you been charged with statutory rape? If so, take prompt action. Choose a firm that has the wherewithal to effectively defend your constitutional rights while managing media fallout, job-related consequences, and the myriad other issues that may arise along with the charge or investigation. Our Nashville statutory rape defense attorneys have seen it all, handled it all, and represented people from all backgrounds and walks of life in the face of misdemeanor and felony sex crime charges.

Contact us online or at (615) 265-6383 for your confidential consultation. We serve Nashville, Mount Juliet, Franklin, Brentwood, and all of Tennessee.

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