Tennessee Statutory Rape Defense Attorney and Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer Located in Knoxville, TN

Statutory Rape is considered the unlawful act of engaging in sexual activity with a person under the legal  age of consent, {CAN PUT EITHER ONE OF THESE:  OLDER THAN 12 OR AT LEAST 13} Any person charged with statutory rape may face additional criminal charges for other offenses as well, including rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, and/or lewd conduct.

Unlike typical rape charges, a person can and will be charged with statutory rape even if the victim gave his/her consent to engage in the sexual act. This is because the law does not consider individuals below the age of 18 capable of making decisions of that magnitude.

If you have been accused of statutory rape, you must contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. Even the mere accusation of committing statutory rape can ruin your life. Individuals convicted of statutory rape face severe legal penalties, including prison, steep fines, community service, court-ordered counseling, and possible lifetime registration as a sex offender. Furthermore, you may be ostracized by your community, and face a sudden job loss, damaged reputation, and limited future opportunities.

Contact Attorney James A.H. Bell an Experienced Knox County Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer

If you have been charged with statutory rape, you need to hire an attorney immediately. Even if the victim consented to engage in sexual activity, his/her parents can still press charges against you. At the Law Offices of James A.H. Bell, P.C., we have successfully defended many clients accused of statutory rape throughout Tennessee. We are well-versed in Tennessee sex crime law, and utilize highly effective strategies to DEFEND your statutory rape charges. We are dedicated to protecting your rights, discovering the truth surrounding your case, and persuading judges and juries of your innocence. At the Law Offices of James A.H. Bell, P.C., we are dedicated to serving our clients’ best interest, and making sure they receive the legal justice they deserve.