Statutory Rape

Statutory Rape Defense Attorney - San Antonio, Texas

Statutory rape is a serious criminal offense that requires anyone who is charged with this type of sex crime, to have the most aggressive legal defense representation. Not only is your professional life and reputation at risk, but you could be facing a lifelong prison sentence, or be forced to register as a sexual offender for the rest of your life, if you are convicted.

Why take those chances, when you could have an experienced criminal defense attorney, who is not afraid to go to trial and fight to protect your rights?

At the Law Offices of Andrew Preece in San Antonio, Texas, I represent clients throughout Bexar County and South Central Texas, who need knowledgeable and effective criminal defense against various types of sex crimes. As an attorney with more than a decade of experience for defending individuals who have been charged with statutory rape and aggravated sexual assault, I have devoted my time and attention to helping people regain a positive perspective on life.

If you or someone you know has been charged with statutory rape, the time to take action is now. Contact the Law Offices of Andrew Preece, to schedule a free consultation regarding your case.

Texas State Laws on Statutory Rape

Regardless if your sexual relationship is consensual with someone under the age of 17, if you are more than 3 years older than that person, or if you have sex with a child under the age of 14, it is illegal to participate in any sort of sexual activity with that person. For instance:

  • A person who is 18 years old could legally have sex with a person who is 15 years old, since both individuals are within the 3 year age difference. However, a 19 year old person having sex with a 15 year old is against the law.
  • Another example is if a 15 year old is having sex with a 13 year old, that 15 year old could be charged as a juvenile sex offender for sexual assault, regardless if their sexual relationship is by mutual consent. No matter what age you are, it is illegal to have sex with anyone under the age of 14 in the state of Texas.

Sex crimes have a major effect on every part of your life. If you are convicted of statutory rape, you are treated no differently from someone who has committed another type of sexual offense. Get the defense you need so that you can proceed towards rebuilding your life.

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Contact the Law Offices of Andrew Preece in San Antonio, Texas, to learn how I can help you. Call my office today for a free consultation. I am available to take your call 24/7.