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Accused Of Statutory Rape? We Can Help.

Statutory rape statutes revolve around Florida’s age of consent laws. The law assumes that minors – anyone under the age of 18 – cannot legally consent to sexual activity. These laws, however, can lead to very complex and sensitive cases involving young people who have entered sexual relationships or activity.

While there has been some effort from lawmakers to address these situations, many accused find themselves facing severe penalties after participating in what they believed to be appropriate circumstances.

If you have been accused of statutory rape, the time to start exploring your legal options is now. Our seasoned legal team at Beckham Solis, Attorneys at Law, in Miami brings more than 35-plus years of combined experience to your aid. We understand how sensitive these matters can be and always approach them with the preparedness and assertiveness necessary to pursue the most favorable outcome.

Age Of Consent Is An Important Factor

In the state of Florida, the age of consent is 18. That means that as soon as someone turns 18 years of age, they can have consensual sexual intercourse without any legal ramifications for older partners. For minors under the age of 18, however, consent laws become more nuanced and prohibitive.

Age of consent laws in Florida are as follows:

  • Those aged 18 can have consensual intercourse with anyone 16 and older.
  • Those aged 16 and 17 can have consensual intercourse with anyone up to the age of 24.

Statutory rape is considered a second-degree felony. Repeat offenses and the involvement of disabled victims could also affect the outcome of these charges.

For Dedicated Representation, Call Today

If you have been accused of statutory rape or any sex crime, do not wait to seek legal counsel. Even if you believe you have done no wrong, exercise your right to remain silent and your right to an attorney. Our dedicated lawyers are ready to hear your story and begin developing a robust defense strategy on your behalf. Call 305-860-4884 or reach out to us online for your free, confidential case evaluation. We are ready to hear from you.