Statutory Rape

Scranton Statutory Rape Attorney

Sex with a minor under the age of 18 with or without consent is a form of rape and is a sexual assault on a child. This is considered a very serious criminal offense in the state of Pennsylvania. When statutory rape (also referred to as underage sex) charges are under investigation, law enforcement will most likely have a compiled amount of evidence to support their case. Not only will law enforcement often have the minor’s testimony, they may have DNA evidence to prove that sexual penetration or a sex act did, in fact, take place.

Wilkes-Barre Statutory Rape Lawyer

At the Rogan Law Firm, we zealously fight on behalf of our clients. We will aggressively challenge the statutory rape charges that a client faces in an effort to have those charges lowered or dropped entirely. When possible, we may be able to ask the courts for alternative sentencing instead of a jail or prison sentence. Failure to hire a knowledgeable Scranton statutory rape attorney can lead to the following harsh penalties if you are convicted:

  • Up to Life Imprisonment
  • Large Monetary Fines
  • Victim Restitution
  • Community Service
  • Counseling
  • License Suspension
  • Probation
  • Parole
  • Lifetime Mark on Criminal Record
  • Sex Offender Registration

Criminal Defense for Sex Crimes in Northeast Pennsylvania

Statutory rape is also a form of child abuse, child molestation and exploitation. It can also be intertwined with child pornography, in addition to other sex crimes. Please contact a Scranton statutory rape lawyer at the Rogan Law Firm immediately if you or a loved one is under investigation or have been arrested for statutory rape in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Northeast Pennsylvania. Arrested for statutory rape? Contact us today!