How much jail time would a 20 year old man have to endure if he had sex with a 16 year old?

Asked over 1 year ago - Rensselaer, NY

In the state of New York

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  1. Jeffrey Bruce Gold

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    Answered . It depends on a lot of factors, including if they are a full 4 years apart. For example if the 20 year old was 20 years and 1 month, and the 16 year old was 16 years 10 months, there would defense to the rape charge, and most likely a less crime would be charged involving less jail time. I know of cases where individuals charged with statutory rape did no time, and others where significant jail time was involved. If you are 20 year old, seek legal counsel.

    If you'd like to discuss, please feel free to call. Jeff Gold Gold, Benes, LLP 1854 Bellmore Ave Bellmore,... more
  2. Eric Edward Rothstein

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    Answered . Every case is different.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and now handle criminal defense and personal injury/civil rights cases.... more
  3. Richard C. Southard

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    Answered . There is no way to accurately predict how much time your case would get as it depends on many factors including the skill and experience of your lawyer, the county prosecuting, the involvement of the 16 year old and her family etc.

    All answers are for information purposes only. Answering this question or any future questions does not form any... more
  4. John Paul Thygerson

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    Answered . Assuming it was consensual, I would agree with Attorney Gold's analysis.

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