What Is Statutory Rape?

Sexual contact between two people becomes a criminal act when one of the parties is under the age of legal consent, even if the sexual activity involves mutual interest. Otherwise known as statutory rape, a criminal conviction for this alleged offense can require sex offender registration and a lifetime of being ostracized in the community, which is in addition to possible jail time.

Let A Knowledgeable, Qualified Defense Lawyer Protect Your Legal Rights

Learn what it means to be classified as a Tier 1 offender and how a knowledgeable, qualified defense lawyer can protect your legal rights when you are threatened with such a classification. Contact New Jersey sexual assault lawyer David T. Schlendorf to schedule a consultation regarding a potential "Megan's Law" case.

Your best defense begins by building a strong relationship with a certified criminal defense lawyer who knows how the prosecution works and how best to mitigate the damage in the face of statutory rape charges.

Aggressive Defense Of Military Personnel

If you have chosen a career in the military, charges of statutory rape or sexual assault can be particularly damaging to your status in the U.S. Army, Navy or other armed services. Attorney David T. Schlendorf has successfully represented and defended numerous members of U.S. military forces who faced allegations of statutory rape, whether consensual or forcible.

New York And New Jersey Defense Attorney: Statutory Rape

For best results, contact the law firm as soon as you suspect that you may be charged. Do not wait for the worst-case scenario to evolve. Act now while you still have multiple options to assert your rights and protect your freedom. Mr. Schlendorf defends clients throughout New Jersey, including those in communities such as Toms River, Asbury Park, Manalapan, Middletown and New Brunswick.