Statutory Rape Defense in Maryland

Accusations of statutory rape, or any type of inappropriate touching of a minor, prior to any conviction can permanently damage your reputation. The court of public opinion may deem you guilty before a trial commences. The lifetime consequences from a conviction include prison, fines, and lengthy or permanent registration as a sex offender.

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I am criminal defense lawyer Charles L. Waechter. For more than 30 years, I have dedicated my legal practice to representing Baltimore area residents charged with serious sex offenses. Cases involving statutory rape are both legally complex and emotionally charged. Before you speak to anyone, contact the Law Offices of Charles L. Waechter.

Simply stated, statutory rape is defined as sexual activities, or in appropriate touching, where one of the participants is under the legal age of consent. Maryland laws differ based on the age of the victim and the age of the accused. While cases are complicated and challenging, my job is to overcome all obstacles on your behalf.

Baltimore Statutory Rape Defense Attorney

From the moment I take on your case, I get to the facts. While the age of the other participant is objective, not subjective, I look at other issues that led up to the arrest. I have worked with prosecutors and judges in the past to reduce charges or work out a plea bargain. While I litigate cases in court, I understand the value of minimizing the serious consequences of a statutory rape conviction.

Conviction of a sex offense can result in prison time and fines. The consequences may also include registration as a sex offender. Whether your name is on the sex offender registry for a limited amount of time or permanently, you are limited in where you can live and work.

Contact an Experienced Statutory Rape Defense Lawyer

If you face charges of a statutory rape crime, contact me, criminal defense attorney Charles L. Waechter, to schedule a free initial consultation at your earliest convenience.