Sodomy

BIRMINGHAM SODOMY ATTORNEYS

Our Alabama sodomy attorneys have experience with those accused of engaging in “deviate sexual intercourse”, the definition of Sodomy in Alabama.  Sodomy falls into two categories, sodomy in the first degree and sodomy in the second degree and our sodomy lawyers have experience with both.

SODOMY IN THE FIRST DEGREE IN ALABAMA

Alabama law provides at 13A-6-63 that a person commits the crime of sodomy 1st when they engage in “deviate sexual intercourse” with another person by forcible compulsion or with a person that is incapable of consent.  It also applies to a defendant over the age of 16 engaged in deviate sexual intercourse with a child under 12.  The question many ask is, “What is deviate sexual intercourse, and who decides that?”  Alabama law generally says that “deviate sexual intercourse” involves mouth to genital contact, as well as genital to anus contact.   In other words, oral sex or anal sex without consent or with a child under 12 could subject you to sodomy I charges.

Sodomy in the first degree is a serious sexual felony offense and is treated as a Class A felony.   This means, the range of punishment is from 10 years to life in prison, and requires registration as a sexual offender.

SODOMY IN THE SECOND DEGREE IN ALABAMA

Code of Alabama 13A-6-64 defines sodomy II as deviate sexual intercourse between someone over 16 years of age with someone between the ages of 12 and 15 (similar to statutory rape where consent is not a defense), or by any person with someone who cannot consent because they are mentally defective.

Sodomy 2nd is a Class B felony subjecting anyone convicted to 2 to 20 years imprisonment as well as registration as a sex offender.

If you or a loved one has been charged with sodomy in Birmingham or anywhere in Alabama, call our Birmingham sodomy lawyers for a free case evaluation.  Call Parkman White, LLP today at 205-502-2000.