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Houston Statutory Rape Lawyers

Statutory rape is the criminal act of engaging in sexual conduct with a minor, regardless of whether the minor involved has consented to the sexual act or not. This is because the law assumes that, prior to reaching the age of consent, a minor cannot truly give informed consent to engage in sexual acts. An individual convicted of statutory rape faces a broad range of consequences, including criminal penalties, sex offender registration, and damage to personal and professional reputations.

If you or someone you know has been accused of committing statutory rape, it is important that you have effective representation in order to ensure that you are treated with the respect and fairness you deserve. Contact the Houston statutory rape defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., today at 713-222-0400 to discuss your case with an experienced legal professional.

Statutory Rape Exceptions

In the state of Texas, the age of consent is 17. Having sexual contact with an individual under this age is a criminal act, except in the following circumstances:

  • If the minor is age 14 or older and the older individual is within 3 years of age.
  • If the minor is the spouse of the older individual
  • Otherwise, all sexual acts committed with a minor are prohibited by law.

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If you or someone you know has been accused of statutory rape, your reputation and livelihood are at risk. Contact the Houston statutory rape defense lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., at 713-222-0400 today to learn more about what you can do to protect yourself against this damaging accusation.