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Statutory Rape Experience You Can Count On

Salt Lake City statutory rape lawyer

If you have been arrested for statutory rape in Salt Lake City, it is critical to obtain experienced legal counsel. A statutory rape carries serious penalties, including prison time. Under “Jessica’s Law” a version of which was recently enacted in Utah, certain felony convictions will result in a mandatory 25-year sentence. And upon release, you will be required to register as a sex offender. Placement on the sex offender registry will ensure that the stigma of a conviction will last long after you complete your sentence.

People facing a statutory rape charge in Salt Lake City or anywhere throughout Utah can find the help they need from Salt Lake City statutory rape lawyer Catherine R. Cleveland. At my firm, I provide a thorough and aggressive defense against statutory rape and all sex crimes, including:

  • Rape
  • Statutory rape
  • Charges filed under Jessica’s Law
  • Child pornography
  • Violations of sex registration laws
  • Sexual assault
  • Molestation/sodomy/unlawful touching
  • Probation violations

Unlike other rape cases, statutory rape often happens during consensual sex. This occurs when the perpetrator is at least 10 years older than a minor accuser, who is between the ages of 16 and 17. In many cases, the accuser may have lied to the accused of their age. Statutory rape carries heavy penalties in the State of Utah. It is crucial to seek immediate legal counsel.

Contact me, Salt Lake City statutory rape attorney Catherine R. Cleveland, to begin building a defense in your case.

Vigorous Salt Lake City Statutory Rape Defense

When defending against statutory rape and other sex crimes, I will thoroughly review the facts of each case, utilize the service of investigators and other experts where appropriate, and prepare diligently for the possibility of trial.

If there are any inconsistencies or flaws in the state’s evidence, I will find them and seek to have the charges dismissed or reduced. A conviction on statutory rape will change a person’s life forever. Considering what is at stake, you need a lawyer who will take every step to protect your rights.

Clients Are My Priority

Read Their Stories
  • “Catherine provided an excellent service both to me and to the community at large, in that she protected a good and necessary law from being cheapened and abused by a vengeful accuser.”

    - Former Client
  • “She does her homework and defends her clients aggressively. She keeps the client informed and is able to negotiate effectively with the Prosecutor.”

    - Former Client
  • “From our very first phone call, Ms. Cleveland embraced our concerns and gave excellent council. She made herself available whenever we needed her and she answered phone calls at all hours.”

    - Former Client
  • “Great Lawyer! From the beginning of my case up until now, she has been there for me every step of the way. She has always been able to answer all of my questions and put my nerves at ease through this very stressful time for me and my family.”

    - Former Client
  • “Catherine took her time, did extensive research and got me the best deal known! We all were excited when she told me what plea the D.A. offered after she talked him down. Catherine is very professional, kind hearted yet aggressive when need be. She truly i”

    - Former Client
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Why I'm the Right Attorney for You

  • Former Judge Pro Tem
  • Highly Respected in the Legal Community
  • Work Directly With Me From Beginning to End
  • Aggressive, Hands-On Approach to Each Case
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