Top Belton, TX Statutory Rape Lawyers Near You

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    Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Killeen Office | Serving Belton, TX

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Killeen Office | Serving Belton, TX

  • The Masten Law Firm PLLC

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Belton Office

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Belton Office

  • Harrell, Roberts & Associates, PLLC

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Belton Office

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Belton Office

  • Bobby Dale Barina

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Temple Office | Serving Belton, TX

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Temple Office | Serving Belton, TX

  • Stubbs Law Office, PLLC

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Lampasas Office | Serving Belton, TX

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Lampasas Office | Serving Belton, TX

  • Bobby Dale Barina

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Harker Heights Office | Serving Belton, TX

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Harker Heights Office | Serving Belton, TX

  • Dunham & Jones, P.C.

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Harker Heights Office | Serving Belton, TX

    Statutory Rape Lawyers | Harker Heights Office | Serving Belton, TX

Belton 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 Belton 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.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It’s important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice’s billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

Does firm size matter?

For most consumer legal issues, the size of the practice is much less important than the experience, competence, and reputation of the attorney(s) handling your case. Among the most important factors when choosing an attorney are your comfort level with the attorney or practice and the attorney’s track record in bringing about quick, successful resolutions to cases similar to yours.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court’s reach in personal jurisdiction.

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