Me and this girl had sex and she wasn’t going to say anything but her parents figured out she had snuck out of the house and she slowly confessed because she is afraid of her father. They finally got it out of her to confess what happen. I went to jail for a night and was bailed out. They are charging me with rape 1st. How can I get a lesser charge?
You need to stop talking about it on the internet. You have just confessed to statutory rape, a serious sex crime. You should immediately retain counsel and not speak with anyone other than your own lawyer. You are facing serious jail time and lifetime registration as a sex offender.
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A twelve year child cannot consent to sexual relations, nor can the offense be downgraded to Rape in the Second Degree due to the age of the female individual. This is the crime of Rape in the First Degree and could result in very serious consequences. While a 17 year old is generally considered a "juvenile" when involved in criminal offenses and the matter placed into Juvenile Court, any Class A felony offense committed by a person 16 years or older is automatically transferred to Circuit Criminal court and the matter treated under the Code of Alabama as if that person was an adult. You are facing very serious felony charges that may result in a prison term of up to life in prison. Your best course of action is to retain the best criminal defense attorney that you can afford.
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