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Fairfax Rape Defense Attorney

Dedicated Defense Services in Virginia

At Carleton Penn III, we aggressively represent clients charged with sex crimes, including rape. Our Fairfax sex crime defense attorney has more than 30 years of experience, and we have guided numerous clients to successful resolutions. We know a conviction of rape can have negative effects on your life and freedom. With our unyielding representation and knowledgeable legal advice, you can receive the help you need as you pursue a favorable outcome.

Contact our firm today for a free consultation – just call (703) 420-3510.

Virginia Laws Concerning Rape

In Virginia, rape is also known as sexual battery. It involves forced sexual conduct or sex against a person’s will. The action of rape includes using physical and emotional threats, coercion, pressure, or intimidation to force a person to have sex. It also includes sex that takes advantage of a person’s mental or physical incapacity.

Penalties for a rape conviction in Virginia include:

  • Prison sentence of five years to life
  • Prison sentence of 25 years to life for rape of a minor under age 13
  • Registration as a sex offender
  • Probation

The state of Virginia prosecutes rape as a felony crime. Statutory rape is consensual sex with a minor under the age of 18, and sexual conduct involving minors can have severe consequences. These often include longer prison sentences. The Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry in Virginia includes a list of individuals who have been convicted of sex crimes. The information is easily accessible to the public. Being registered as a sex offender can limit your ability to obtain an education, housing, and employment. Furthermore, if you fail to register, you may face additional prison sentences.

Contact Our Knowledgeable Fairfax Criminal Defense Attorney

With the stakes so high, it is important to get experienced representation as soon as possible after your arrest. At Carleton Penn III, we know you are going through a stressful situation. That is why we strive to provide efficient legal services from start to finish. Our Fairfax criminal defense lawyer can analyze your situation, discuss your options, and represent you in court.

Call us today at (703) 420-3510 for reliable representation against charges of rape.

  • DUIDLA
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Loudoun Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Why Hire Carleton Penn?

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  • Personal Attention for Every Case
  • Legacy of Satisfied Clients
  • Serving Virginia Since 1982

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