Criminal Act of Having Sex With a Minor

Criminal Act of Having Sex With a Minor

Engaging in sexual intercourse with a minor is a serious criminal offense in California. The exact offense you will be charged with for having sex with a minor depends upon your age and the age of the alleged victim. Our skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have been successfully defending clients facing charges for having sex with a minor for more than 35 years. Let’s examine…

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The Criminal Act of Having Sex with a Minor: Statutory Rape (PC 261.5)

Under California Penal Code Section 261.5, it is illegal to have sexual intercourse with a person who is under the age of 18 and is not your spouse. Let’s further explore the criminal act of having sex with a minor. What If the Minor Initiates Sex? When most people think of “rape,” they think of sexual intercourse against the will of the victim accomplished by violence, force or fear. However,…

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Will I Go To Jail For Statutory Rape In Los Angeles? (PC 261.5)

Under California Penal Code 261.5, it is illegal to engage in sexual intercourse with a minor who is not your spouse. The district attorney has wide discretion in prosecuting statutory rape cases. In many statutory rape cases, the alleged victim or the victim’s family experiences a change of heart after finding out the harsh penalties for statutory rape and no longer wishes to press charges against the accused. However, immediately…

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Sex Between Teenagers Can Lead to a Sex Crime (California Penal Code Section 261.5)

Typically, teen years bring the first dating experiences. It is very common for teenagers to date, and these days, it is also common for that dating to lead to further experiences. However, sexual intercourse between teenagers is often not legal, and it could lead to serious legal consequences. Lets take a look at how teenagers could face criminal prosecution for engaging in sexual activity. Statutory Rape Between Minors (PC 261.5)…

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NFL cheerleader enters plea in case involving sex with a minor.

According to , a former Cincinnati Bengal cheerleader charged with having sex with an underage student accepted a plea deal with prosecutors in Kentucky to avoid jail time.  Sarah Jones, 26, allegedly began a sexual relationship with a student while she was working as a freshman English teacher at Dixie Heights High School in Crestview Hills, KY., and also moonlighting as a cheerleader for the Cincinnati Bengals. She was facing…

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What Kind Of Punishment Could I Get For Statutory Rape In CA??

Crimes and Punishments for Statutory Rape Convictions What makes statutory rape a misdemeanor in CA? If the perpetrator is no more than 3 years older or younger than the victim, statutory rape is a misdemeanor, Cal. Pen. Code 261.5(b). When the minor is more than 3 years younger than the perpetrator, the offense is a wobbler, which means that it can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony.…

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