Tricked into Statutory Rape
San Diego criminal defense lawyer Ryan Tegnelia discusses California statutory rape charges in this online video. Mr. Tegnelia responds to a question posted by a local San Diegan regarding their exposure to statutory rape charges if they held a reasonable belief the alleged victim was over the age of 21. Statutory rape laws are fairly black and white, but the ages of both parties will be important. In the video, Mr. Tegnelia explains how the prosecution and judge will weigh arguments and mitigating factors in your defense, and how you can proceed if you’re facing charges.