Atlanta, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: What is the legal view on sex with a minor (I am 17 she is 14) If charged would the charge be misdemeanor or felony?

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Benson Varghese
Benson Varghese
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Sexual Assault of a Minor is a felony offense in Texas. It is generally a Second Degree felony, with a punishment range of 2-20 years. However it is important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. You might have a legal defense if you were no more than three years older than the alleged victim at the time of the offense. Some other conditions apply to qualify for the defense.

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