Rape of a Child

Rape of a Child & Statutory Rape Defense Attorneys

If you have been charged with rape or rape of a child, you face serious penalties if convicted. In Washington State, a person convicted of rape of a child under sixteen will be sentenced to the minimum number of years in prison and may be given an "indeterminate sentence"—a sentence that may mean life in prison. In addition, the person will be required to register as a sex offender.

If you have been charged with any sexual offense, it is important to hire a criminal defense lawyer with experience in cases similar to your own. At our law firm, Newton & Hall, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, our attorneys have experience in handling trials involving rape, rape of a child, and statutory rape. We are committed to providing every client with an aggressive defense. If you would like to talk to one of our lawyers, please contact us before talking with police, prosecutors, or anyone else about your case.

Child sexual abuse charges are sometimes used as a ploy in divorce or custody proceedings or stem from a child's attention-getting behavior. If you are a parent, relative, coach, teacher, or neighbor and have been accused of inappropriate behavior or rape, our attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation, including an interview with the alleged victim, to collect the information necessary to defend you effectively.

Our lawyers are prepared to defend those accused of having consensual sexual contact with a minor under the age of consent. In Washington State the age of consent is sixteen, but no school employee is allowed to have consensual sexual relations with a student under the age of eighteen. The attorneys also are prepared to help those accused of date rape, including the use of date rape drugs such as Rohypnol and GHB.

Contact Sexual Assault Defense Attorneys Today

If you have been accused of statutory rape, it is essential that you begin the process of building your defense now. To schedule an appointment to discuss how we can help you, Call 253-867-2675 as soon as possible and begin your defense today.