Oral copulation with a minor is a serious criminal offense. When an adult (person over 18 years old) has any form of sexual intercourse with a minor (a person under 18 years of age) criminal charges are a possibility – even when this was consensual. A minor is considered to be incapable of giving legal consent and therefore even if the minor agreed to the activity or initiated it, the adult may face felony or misdemeanor charges.
The specific penalties that a defendant may face for oral copulation with a minor may vary depending upon the jurisdiction, the age of the alleged victim, the age of the defendant, the circumstances of the offense itself and whether the defendant has any prior offenses. Following are some specific penalties which may be imposed following a conviction:
Have you or someone you know been accused of having oral sex with a minor? Depending upon the minor’s age and your age, you may face serious penalties and felony charges. A sex crime lawyer at Okabe & Haushalter can review your case and offer you the legal guidance that you need in the face of these charges.
Do not hesitate to speak with an attorney at our firm if you have been accused of or arrested for having oral sex with a minor. Your future is at stake, and a skilled attorney will be necessary if you are to have any chance of avoiding a conviction and serious penalties.