Individuals charged with statutory rape, which is sex with someone under the age of 16, are often caught by surprise. They may believe they were tricked, or they may argue that they cannot be guilty because they didn't know the other person's age. The alleged victim may be an unwilling participant in the legal proceedings, which are often initiated by parents or guardians.
Unfortunately, none of these arguments is an effective defense against statutory rape charges, which are usually brought under the law that defines statutory rape as an act causing the risk of injury to a child. That is why it is critical to obtain the advocacy and counsel of an experienced criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights and seek the most favorable outcome possible.
Experienced And Dedicated Advocate
At the Law Offices of Robert B. Muchinsky, LLC, our founding attorney has more than 30 years of legal experience. He will manage your case from beginning to end, however challenging it becomes. He knows how to identify weaknesses in the prosecution's underage sex case that could strengthen your defense. He will ensure that all evidence was collected legally and preserved according to established procedures. A skilled defense lawyer such as Robert B. Muchinsky can make a big difference to the outcome of these difficult cases.
Consequences Of A Statutory Rape Conviction
Depending on the circumstances, a statutory rape conviction could leave you with a felony record. You will probably be required to register as a sex offender. You may go to prison. Your ability to work in certain professions or live in a particular neighborhood could become very limited. These are high stakes that demand a strong defense.
Defending Students And Young Adults
Our law firm has defended many students against sex crime charges such as statutory rape. Our clients have included young adults attending colleges such as University of Hartford, Trinity College, Wesleyan University, Quinnipiac University, Yale University and the University of Connecticut. The futures of the firm's young clients hang in the balance, and our attorney works hard to obtain favorable results.
Contact A New Britain And Hartford Statutory Rape Attorney
If you were charged with date rape, our Hartford lawyer can help. To schedule a free initial consultation with Robert B. Muchinsky, contact our Connecticut law firm. Call us at 866-587-9294 toll free.