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What Are Virginia's Statutory Rape Laws?

Strictly speaking, Virginia law does not specifically identify certain crimes as statutory rape, but that is what they are for all intents and purposes. When someone is accused of having sex with a teenager aged 15,16, or 17, they are accused of violating a statute that forbids sexual activity with minors. Another statute lays out even harsher penalties for sexual activity with 13- or 14-year-olds.

These two crimes are what other states call “statutory rape” laws. Essentially, the state does not recognize a teenager under 18 as capable of consenting to sex with someone who is 18 years old or older. As a result, even if you were in a relationship with a 17-year-old as a 20-year-old, you could face statutory rape charges.

Make sure your rights are protected - call an experienced Virginia Beach sex crime attorney today!

Harsh Penalties for Statutory Rape Charges in VA

Keep in mind that these statutes are not minor technicalities—if you’re found guilty of having sex with a minor, then you’re facing harsh, life-altering penalties.

Under Virginia statutory rape law, your charges come with the following penalties:

  • For sex with a 15 to 17-year-old: 1 year in jail; $2,500 fine
  • For “carnal knowledge of a 13 to 15-year-old: 2-10 years in prison; $100,000 fine

In either case, you may also be required to register as a sex offender—limiting your housing and employment opportunities for the rest of your life.

Whatever the situation may be, your future is on the line. What others believed was “consensual” is not recognized in the eyes of the law. Because people trusted in what they felt rather than what the law said, they’re sitting in prison without careers, housing, or their families.

Don’t make the same mistake—call an experienced criminal defense lawyer now. The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller has over 18 years of experience defending men and women from groundless statutory rape charges by getting their cases dismissed or acquitted.

Call (757) 267-4949 now or contact us with our simple online form—a phone call is all we need to get started on your case.

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  • Pre Litigation Defense – Rape Sex Crimes

    Our client was the respondent of a protective order wherein the petitioner alleged that she was raped. She sought a two-year protective order and was seeking to have detectives assist in securing warrants against him. We suspect that the admissions made on cross-examination by the alleged victim at the hearing will prevent the Commonwealth from bringing any charges.

  • Aiding Prostitution and Maintaining a Bawdy House Sex Crimes

    Our client was arrested during a sting operation of a massage parlor. The evidence showed our client frequenting this location and bringing out the trash multiple times. We were able to prove that our client had no known association with the owners or any ownership interest but was merely a friend of the manager. Charges were dismissed.

  • Lesser Charge on Appeal Sexual Battery

    Our client was charged with sexual battery when the victim, a passenger in our client's vehicle, alleged that our client had touched her private region against her will.

  • Case Dismissed Statutory Rape

    Our client was charged with several counts of statutory rape and was facing life in prison.

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