Statutory Rape Defense Lawyers In Volusia And Seminole Counties

The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives you the right to remain silent if you have been accused of a crime. At no time is this right more important than if you have been accused of statutory rape.

At the law firm of Damore, Delgado & Romanik in Daytona Beach, Florida, our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to explain Florida's statutory rape law and answer your questions. We defend both men and women who have been accused of statutory rape. We have offices in Daytona Beach, DeLand and Altamonte Springs.

What Is Statutory Rape In Florida?

In Florida, statutory rape is:

  • Sex with someone less than 16 years old unless the person is your spouse
  • Sex with someone who is under 18 years old if you are 24 or older

It's not usual for people to attempt to explain to police that they were not aware of the alleged victim's age or that the sex was consensual. However, neither is a defense against statutory rape. By attempting to explain what happened, you could end up giving the state the evidence it needs to convict you of a crime.

In the case of statutory rape, the consequences of a conviction can be extremely harsh: up to 15 years in prison, followed by lifetime registration as a sex offender. When the stakes are this high, it's important to remain silent and to put your case in the hands of an experienced statutory rape defense attorney as soon as possible.

Free Consultation With A Statutory Rape Defense Lawyer

The attorneys at Damore, Delgado & Romanik aggressively defend people charged with statutory rape and other sex crimes in Florida.

To learn how we can help you, call us at 386-492-8694 or send us an email.