Sex with a Minor
Lawrenceville Sex Crime Attorney
Sex with a minor, or statutory rape, is a serious crime that carries with it the potential for very serious penalties. The legal age of consent in Georgia is 16, and by law, anyone under the age of 16 cannot give consent to sex. Anyone who has sex with someone under 16 in the state of Georgia will be charged with sex with a minor, and can face a minimum of 10 years in prison, and a maximum of life. This type of prison sentence is damaging for anyone, but especially so in those relatively common cases where very young adults are in relationships with teens under the age of consent, and whose parents may have consented previously but have since changed their position.
Penalties for having sex with a minor will vary depending on a different of factors such as prior convictions, age of the victim, and others. Certain cases involving very young victims may result in life-term prison sentences and even the death penalty if the circumstances justify it. Moreover, the mere charge of sex with a minor can be so damaging to an innocent defendant that even if found innocent in a court of law, they have been found guilty in the public square and suffer consequences such as solitude and violence against them. If you or someone you love has been accused of having sex with a minor who could not consent, you must contact our firm at your earliest possible convenience in order to begin building the most compelling case for your defense that is possible.
Preserving Your Future from Felony Charges
Attorney Robert Booker knows the law when it comes to sexual assault in Georgia, and has the dedication and experience necessary to achieve the best possible result during a criminal trial. We will fight for your best interest and will do everything in our legal power to see to your fair trial. Contact the Law Office of Robert L. Booker today if you or someone you care about has been accused or charged with rape in Gwinnett County, and would like to receive the best defense possible.