Understanding The Charge Of Statutory Rape

A person commits a felony of the first degree when that person engages in sexual intercourse with a complainant under the age of 16 years, and that person is 11 or more years older than the complainant, and the complainant and the person are not married to each other.

If you have been charged with a sexual offense, you will be fighting against several key factors. The criminal charges themselves are serious and you may be facing a lengthy prison sentence of up to 20 years in prison. Just as important, you will also be fighting Megan's Law, which requires a person to register on Pennsylvania's sex offender registry.

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From offices in West Chester, our lawyers represent clients in criminal justice matters in Chester County and Delaware County, as well as state and federal court jurisdictions throughout the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Contact our offices by email to arrange an initial consultation with an experienced West Chester Internet sex crimes attorney anytime, day or night.

Have You Been Charged With A Sex Crime?

If you have been charged with a sex crime, DO NOT answer any questions or allow the police or investigators to search your property without a specific warrant. As soon as possible, get an experienced attorney from Law Offices of Kelly & Conte on your side. We will begin protecting your rights immediately.

At Law Offices of Kelly & Conte, we represent people charged with sex offenses, including offenses against children that carry Pennsylvania's Megan's Law penalties. Megan's Law makes it mandatory for certain sex offenders to register their name and address for a period of at least 10 years, and possibly for life. In many ways, the sex offender registry is a harsher punishment than the actual jail sentence or fine.

As a former criminal prosecutor, attorney Evan Kelly knows how prosecutors build their cases in state and federal courts, and he knows how to best craft a defense.

Call 610-314-7066 to make an appointment with one of our attorneys at Law Offices of Kelly & Conte.