Will it be possible for a charge to be lowered? 6 Answers as of May 30, 2013

An 18 yr old was charged with rape in the second for having consented sex with a girl under age and he was not aware of it yet he confessed to having the sex before he found out her age. He has no criminal history or prior criminal charges of any kind

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Lutwin & Lutwin, LLP | Joel M. Lutwin
It is always possible to plea bargain to a lower charge- we do that all the time.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 4/5/2012
Law Office of Jared Altman
Law Office of Jared Altman | Jared Altman
Yes. He will probably get a chance to plead to a lesser offense.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 4/5/2012
Law Offices of John Carney
Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
It is very foolish to have sex with a girl under 17, but it is even more foolish to talk to the police and confess to it. You are under an obligation to find out the age of a young girl before you get involved with her. You cannot take her word for it or just claim you did not know she was 16. Statutory rape is a very serious crime and if the man is older and the girl is under 14 there is usually a jail sentence possible. For an 18 year old and a 16 year old girl there is a good chance that a plea offer would be made with no jail time to the charge or a reduced charge with a Youthful Offender Treatment. You would not have a criminal record if the judge grants the YO.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 4/5/2012
The McDonnell Law Firm, PLLC
The McDonnell Law Firm, PLLC | Patrick J. McDonnell
It's possible that a plea bargain can be reached with the District Attorney's Office to reduce the charge depending on the specific circumstances of the occurrence.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 4/4/2012
Palumbo and Kosofsky
Palumbo and Kosofsky | Michael Palumbo
Yes it is possible.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 5/30/2013
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