At the Hartford law offices of Rome McGuigan, P.C., we understand the serious, lifelong implications facing those charged with sex crimes like statutory rape. Together, we will work to obtain the best possible resolution of your criminal charges in the most efficient and quiet manner possible.
Statutory Rape Arrest
The implications of a sexual assault conviction can be devastating. Not only may penalties include years in prison, but sexual assault convictions also may stay on your permanent record for life. Reporting statutes make it difficult to obtain employment and housing, and it can hamper your ability to be admitted into educational institutions. The social consequences that accompany a sexual assault conviction may also hinder your life opportunities.
At Rome McGuigan, P.C., our attorneys are experienced criminal litigators. We diligently investigate the circumstances of our clients' arrests, unearth facts and build strategic legal defenses that help clients get their charges reduced or even dropped. No matter how dire your case seems, there is hope. Together, we will obtain the best possible resolution of your charges so you can put the stress and uncertainty behind you and move forward with your life.
Contact The Criminal Defense Attorneys At Rome McGuigan, P.C.
In Connecticut, the law states that a juvenile under the age of 16 cannot consent to sexual intercourse with someone who is more than three years older than him or her. If the juvenile is under 13, sex with anyone more than two years older may result in that partner being charged with statutory rape. Unfortunately, this means that intercourse between an 18-year old and a 15-year old, though agreed to by both, can result in criminal sexual assault charges.
Oftentimes, parents who find out their minor child is sexually active bring charges against their child's partner. Mandatory reporters — such as teachers — are under a legal duty to report any information they have regarding sexual intercourse between minors and their older partners.
One mistake as a youth should not shadow your life for years to come. At Rome McGuigan, P.C., our lawyers make sure the real facts surrounding the charges are known. Contact our sexual assault defense attorneys today at 860-560-8037 or toll free at 866-558-6182.