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Virginia Beach Statutory Rape Attorney

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 defense attorney 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) 517-2942 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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  • Obtaining a Protective Order – Virginia Beach Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Domestic Violence

    Our client was seeking a protective order against her husband to obtain exclusive use and possession of the home and to require him to have no future hostile contact with her.

  • Underage Possession of Alcohol – Norfolk General District Court DUI

    Our client was alleged to have illegally possessed alcohol in the city of Norfolk.

  • Pre Litigation Defense – Rape - Virginia Beach General District Court Sex Crimes

    Our client was the respondent of a protective order wherein the petitioner alleged that she was raped.

  • Protective Order - Norfolk Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Family Law

    Our client's estranged wife had filed a protective order to prohibit him from having contact with her to gain exclusive use and possession of the home and an upper hand in their divorce proceedings.

  • Bond Hearing – DUI 4th Offense - Virginia Beach Circuit Court DUI

    Our client was charged fourth offense driving under the influence.

  • Violation of Protective Order – Chesapeake Circuit Court - Appeal Domestic Violence

    Our client was under a protective order to have no hostile contact with his family.

  • Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit Misdemeanor – Felony – Virginia Beach General District Court Felony Defense

    Our client was charged with breaking and entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor, but the Commonwealth agreed to dismiss the charge at the preliminary hearing stage against our client who suffered severe and debilitating mental illness.

  • Felony Third Offense Petty Larceny Virginia Beach General District Felony Defense

    We were successful in negotiating a reduction from a felony third offense petty larceny charge.

  • Appeal Possession of Marijuana - Chesapeake Circuit Court Drug Crimes

    Our client plead not guilty to a second offense possession of marijuana charge.

  • DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving – Isle of Wight General District Court DUI

    Our client was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after officers arrived on a call for service in a church parking lot.

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