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Unlawful Sexual Activity with Certain Minors

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A person 24 years of age or older who engages in sexual activity with a person 16 or 17 years of age commits a felony of the second degree.  “sexual activity” means oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another. A person 16 or 17 years of age who has had the disabilities of nonage removed is legally exempt from this section.

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What to do

Sex offenses, especially those involving children, can result in harsh penalties if you are convicted of the crime. If you or someone you know has or may be charged with a this crime a qualified sex crimes lawyer should be contacted immediately.  No information should ever be given out to anybody without the presence of a lawyer. Speaking with law enforcement before consulting a lawyer can be a huge mistake even if you think it is the right thing to do.

There are many directions a case can go. To protect your rights and fight in your defense, a sex crimes lawyer is a necessary part of the process to ensure  the best outcome for your future.

Contact our offices for a complimentary consultation. Let us help you through this stressful and life altering event and seek justice on your behalf.