Utah Sex Crimes Attorney
Greg Smith and Associates, Criminal Law Firm
Statutory rape refers to sexual contact with someone who is under the age of consent as defined by state statute, rather than by the nature of the sexual encounter. Unlawful intercourse with a minor is illegal regardless of whether the encounter was consensual.
The age of the victim is the determining factor in labeling a sexual act statutory rape. In Utah, statutory rape occurs when at least one of the participants in a sex act was under age 14, considered to be the age of consent. If the two parties are within two years of age, sexual intercourse may be considered consensual, depending on circumstances.
Did You Make a Mistake? Or Were You Falsely Accused?
Whether you are 17 or 37, you are in a serious legal situation if you have been charged with statutory rape or any sex crime. You need aggressive criminal representation at the earliest opportunity. Even if you have reason to believe that you could be charged, we urge you to contact us at your earliest opportunity.
At the law offices of Greg Smith and Associates, Criminal Law Attorneys, we skillfully counsel and zealously advocate on behalf of the accused. We offer those who need our advocacy the benefit of our experience and favorable track record.
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Contact us night or day, any day of the week by calling 801-651-1512 or emailing us. Our lawyers are ready to talk to you about the steps we will take to defend you after you have been charged with statutory rape in Utah.