Top Bernalillo, NM Statutory Rape Lawyers Near You

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    Tiffany & Bosco, P.A.

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

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    Jackson Lewis P.C.

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

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    Cordell & Cordell

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

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    Greenspoon Marder

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

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    Serna Law Offices

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

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    Davis Miles McGuire Gardner PLLC

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

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    Littler Mendelson, P.C.

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

  • Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

  • King Law Firm LLC

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

  • Law Offices of Frances Crockett

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

  • Jones Law Firm LLC

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

  • The Bregman Law Firm, P.C.

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

  • Sanders Law Firm

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

  • Weed Law Firm, LLC

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Bernalillo, NM

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Bernalillo, NM

  • Butler Snow LLP

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

  • New Mexico Legal Group

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

  • Attorney at Law

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

  • Law Office of Mary T. Torres

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

  • Bowles Law Firm

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

  • Mujer Rebelde Consulting

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

  • Law 4 Small Business, P.C.

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

  • Coyte Law PC

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

  • Slingshot, LLC

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

  • Robert R. Cooper Law Office

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

  • Medrano Hess & Struck PC

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Serving Bernalillo, NM

Bernalillo Statutory Rape Information

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Consent Is Not a Defense to Statutory Rape

Statutory rape is generally defined as sexual intercourse by an adult with a person below a statutorily designated age. Under the law, the underage person is incapable of consenting to sex so you could be convicted of statutory rape even if the underage person consented to the sexual contact and you did not force the person.

Have You Been Charged With Statutory Rape?

Statutory rape is a serious crime and in most states it is considered a felony, which means, if you are convicted, you could be facing serious punishment including jail. There are legal defenses to the charge, however, so don’t delay, contact a Bernalillo statutory rape defense attorney to help you with your case.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you’ve suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic “road map” on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you’ve laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

Points to Consider Before Hiring a Lawyer

Experience. Regardless of the type of legal matter you need help with, an experienced attorney will usually be able to get you better results.

Competence. Determine an attorney’s expertise by asking about their track record for the issue you need help with resolving.

Fit. There are plenty of good attorneys out there; make sure you find one you are comfortable working with.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se – This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute – Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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