Statutory rape is not typically an open and shut case of an adult forcing a minor into sexual activity using threats or violence. Even if a 17-year-old agrees to sexual contact, minors under the age of 18 in Idaho cannot legally give consent to sexual relations. The adult potentially faces felony charges of sexual abuse of a minor, with sentences of up to 25 years in jail if convicted. Representation by a skilled statutory rape defense attorney is critical. At DC Law, we are ready to protect you.
For couples where one person is over 18 and the other isn’t, statutory rape laws allow the parents of the minor to press charges against the adult. In many cases, simply being charged with any form of sexual assault of a minor means there is a general belief that you have done something wrong. We can help you fight these unfair perceptions in cases involving charges of:
- Lewd Conduct With a Minor
- Sexual Contact With a Minor
- Oral Sex With a Minor
- Sexual Intercourse With a Minor
- DC Law Is Ready to Fight for Justice and Your Freedom
Statutory rape defense lawyer DC Carr and his team provide more than 15 years of experience defending clients facing all types of sex charge in Caldwell, Nampa, Boise and other Idaho communities. With more trial experience than most regional criminal defense attorneys, we believe in our ability to present strong, convincing arguments to juries in the courtroom.
We offer an honest assessment of the statutory rape charges you are facing without passing judgment, treating you the way you deserve to be treated. Instead of painting unrealistic pictures, we clearly explain the reality of the sexual offense charge you face and how we can help by eliminating or dramatically reducing the charges against you.