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

In the state of New York

Rensselaer, NY -

Attorney Answers (4)

Jeffrey Bruce Gold

Jeffrey Bruce Gold

Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney - Bellmore, NY
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.

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Eric Edward Rothstein

Eric Edward Rothstein

Criminal Defense Attorney - New York, NY
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
Richard C. Southard

Richard C. Southard

Criminal Defense Attorney - New York, NY
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.

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John Paul Thygerson

John Paul Thygerson

Criminal Defense Attorney - Norwalk, CT
Answered

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

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