Statutory Rape in Texas

Statutory rape in Texas is a felony that is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. If you are under investigation, under arrest for, or have been charged with statutory rape, you need an experienced lawyer on your side as soon as possible.

At the Law Offices of Patrick L. Hancock, we have more than 25 years of criminal law experience, including extensive sex crimes defense experience. If you have been accused of statutory rape, it is vitally important that you contact a criminal defense lawyer immediately to begin preparing your case and protecting your rights.

The attorney you hire to defend you against your statutory rape charges matters. Nationally recognized criminal defense lawyer Patrick Hancock has been selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America and S.A. Scene Magazine's Best Lawyers in San Antonio. He is also a member of The National Trial Lawyers, which has listed him as a top 100 criminal defense trial lawyer in Texas.

Understanding Texas Statutory Rape

The crime of statutory rape, which aims to prevent the exploitation of children who have not yet reached the legal consent age, is a serious crime that can be charged even if the victim consented to sex. The rule of thumb is that statutory rape has been committed whenever sex with someone under 17, the age of consent, has occurred. There are exceptions, however, that can greatly impact your case.

San Antonio area attorney Patrick L. Hancock has been advocating for the rights of defendants accused of statutory rape and forcible rape for years. He has a proven record of providing aggressive, effective defense strategies for his clients.

San Antonio Sex Crime Defense Attorney

Statutory rape in Texas is a second-degree felony, which is a very serious charge with a very serious punishment. Some consequences of a felony conviction can include:

  • Prison time: Up to 20 years in prison
  • Monetary fines: Up to $10,000
  • Employment reporting: Felons must report their status on job applications
  • Firearm ownership: Felons are not allowed to own firearms in Texas
  • Right to vote: Felons are not allowed to vote

Be aware: In Texas, someone other than the victim can report the crime of statutory rape to the police. Even if there was consent, a sexual act with a minor can result in felony charges. Protect yourself and know your rights. If you have been accused of a sex crime, hire an experienced San Antonio criminal defense attorney.

Statutory Rape Is a Serious Crime and You Need a Defense Attorney

Do not let allegations of statutory rape affect your life and livelihood. Contact the Law Offices of Patrick L. Hancock online or call 210-223-8844 for a free and confidential consultation with an accomplished statutory rape defense lawyer in San Antonio, Texas. We represent clients in San Antonio and surrounding area.