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STATUTORY RAPE DEFENSE IN TN

SEX CRIMES ATTORNEY SERVING MURFREESBORO

A statutory rape conviction can permanently damage your livelihood, devastating not only you, but your family as well. If you have been accused of statutory rape, it is vital you retain the services of a uniquely qualified attorney who will unbiasedly defend your freedom. Murfreesboro sex crimes attorney Joshua T. Crain has successfully represented clients against numerous sex crime and statutory rape charges. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Crain knows how the prosecution will structure the case against you as well as how to protect your rights.

Accused of statutory rape? Contact Mr. Crain immediately at (615) 200-9409.

STATUTORY RAPE CHARGES IN TN

In Tennessee, statutory rape occurs when an individual older than 18 years of age engages in sexual penetration with a minor between the ages of 13 and 17. A minor cannot legally consent to sexual acts. Even if both parties appear to engage voluntarily, any sexual action may still constitute rape or sexual battery. Charges involving victims under the age of 13 fall under different classifications, such as rape of a child.

Under Tennessee Code Title 39, three forms of statutory rape exist:

1. Statutory rape – (1) the minor is 13 or 14 years of age with the defendant being between 4 and 9 years older than the victim, or (2) the minor is between the age of 15 and 17 with the defendant between 5 and 9 years older than the victim. Statutory rape is a class E felony and is punishable by up to 6 years in prison.

2. Mitigated statutory rape – the minor is between the age of 15 and 17 with the defendant either four or five years older than the victim. Mitigated statutory rape is a class E felony and is punishable by up to 6 years in prison.

3. Aggravated statutory rape - the minor is between the age of 13 and 17 with the defendant 10 years or older than the victim. Aggravated statutory rape is a class D felony punishable by up to 12 years in prison.

In addition to the possibility of incarceration and substantial fines, most persons convicted of statutory rape will be required to register as sex offenders. This can dramatically affect quality of life by influencing where offenders are allowed to live and work. After release from prison, sex offenders are also required to maintain contact with law enforcement.

CONTACT A MURFREESBORO SEX CRIMES ATTORNEY

If you have been charged with a statutory rape, do not hesitate to contact Joshua T. Crain, Attorney at Law. He can help you to fully understand the details of your case and provide you with the unprejudiced defense you deserve. Contact Mr. Crain now and maximize the caliber of your defense!

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WHy Choose Joshua T. Crain?

  • Cutting – Edge Advocacy

    As a private attorney, Joshua has approached his cases with the same energy and drive that made him a successful prosecutor. His Tough defenses and aggressive approach have earned him a reputation in the community.

  • Not Your Average Attorney

    Joshua T. Crain is down to earth attorney that relates to the struggle of his clients. He understands what it is like to invest in something and views his clients as a person that he really wants to help.

  • Over a Decade of Trial Experience

    With over a decade of trial experience, Joshua T. Crain has the knowledge to know when to be aggressive and when to back off. This knowledge has resulted in several favorable outcomes.

  • Does Not Pass Judgement

    Joshua T. Crain does not pass judgments on his clients. He knows that one mistake does not define a person. He sees his clients for who they are and not the mistake that they made. 

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