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Carnal Knowledge of Child


Virginia Beach Defense Attorney to Defend Carnal Knowledge of Child

Virginia defines carnal knowledge as any act of sexual intercourse, cunnilingus, fellatio, anilingus, anal intercourse, or object sexual penetration. Any person, regardless of their age, who has carnal knowledge of a child between the ages of thirteen and fifteen is guilty of a felony in Virginia punishable by up to twenty years in prison. If the accused is also a minor, and three years or more older than the victim, they are guilty of a felony punishable buy up to five years in prison, provided the victim consented to the act. If there is less than three years in age difference, and the victim has consented, the charge is a misdemeanor punishable by a $250 fine only.

Garrett Law Group, PLC in Virginia Beach has helped many adults and minors defend against carnal knowledge charges. Our sexual crimes defense lawyers have experience in investigating the facts and advising clients on appropriate legal courses. If you, or someone in your family has been charged with having carnal knowledge of a child, contact our criminal defense lawyers today. (757) 422-4646. We are ready to answer your questions 24/7/365.

Virginia Statutes:

§ 18.2-63. Carnal knowledge of child between thirteen and fifteen years of age.
§ 18.2-63.1. Death of victim.
§ 18.2-64.1. Carnal knowledge of certain minors.
§ 18.2-64.2. Carnal knowledge of an inmate, parolee, probationer, detainee, or pretrial or posttrial offender; penalty.
§ 18.2-67. Depositions of complaining witnesses in cases of criminal sexual assault and attempted criminal sexual assault.