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Charged with Statutory Rape in Virginia?

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In Virginia, sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 13 is punishable by 5 years to life in prison. Carnal knowledge of a child between the ages of 13 –15 is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. If the case involves a child between 13–15 years of age, and the person accused is 3 or more years older, the penalties imposed could include 1–5 years in prison. For those who are closer in age, it is still a criminal act, and could mean a fines and up to 5 years in prison.

There are cases in which a young person lied about age, and an unsuspecting person is later charge with statutory rape, but the legal system is unforgiving on this point. Whether you knew, or did not know, you are facing serious legal trouble.

Help for Statutory Rape Charges in Virginia

Need a lawyer for a statutory rape case in Richmond? If you or someone you love is accused of committing statutory rape, it is time to connect with a Richmond criminal defense lawyer who knows how to defend against serious charges.

James A. Bullard Jr. has a reputation for excellent defense work, and is a former prosecutor, giving him great insight into how to manage a difficult case. He should be contacted immediately if you are facing this charge, as early involvement in your case could be beneficial to the outcome. The quality of your defense attorney really does matter, particularly when your freedom and reputation are at risk.

Searching for an attorney for your statutory rape case in Richmond?

The first and most important action to take is to get an attorney on your side, and make it a good one. You can read about our case results so you know what we have achieved for some of our clients in the past. Although it is impossible to promise case results, we are proud of our many successes for our clients, and we go to battle for you.

Once we take on your defense, you have our full attention and focus. We will work the long hours to develop a case for your defense, and can strategize to seek a lesser charge or penalty if possible. As a former prosecutor, our lead and founding attorney has the ability to work for you with great understanding of both sides of the law, a distinct advantage.

Call James A. Bullard Jr. P.C. today if you are facing charges of statutory rape - (877) 378-6140.

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