Los Angeles Sex Crimes Lawyer

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There are few charges more serious than sex crime charges. Even a “misdemeanor” sex crime can have serious lifetime consequences.

In addition to jail time and a criminal record, you may be required to register as a sex criminal, and you may be required to disclose your conviction on all future employment applications.

If the crime is a felony sex crime you will be banned from owning firearms in the future. You can lose your right to vote, your ability to serve in the armed forces, and your ability to hold public office.

Certain jobs will instantly become unavailable to you. And you may certainly have trouble securing a place to live. The stigma of a sex crime conviction can be even harsher than the stigma of any other type of crime.

Thus, reaching out to a private criminal attorney who can help you is going to be absolutely vital. We will help you mitigate these consequences to the best of our ability, especially if you’re innocent.

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Common Sex Crime Charges in California

Common charges include:

The penalty for misdemeanor sex crimes is up to six months of jail and up to $100o in fines. You will usually be required to register as a sex offender for at least ten years.

If you are convicted of a felony sex offense you could be registered for 20 years to life, depending on the nature and severity of the defense.

In California, it is possible to have many crimes expunged if certain requirements are met. But sex crimes are different. It’s almost impossible to have these crimes expunged. Thus, without proper representation, you run a much higher risk these charges will follow you for the rest of your life.

Sex Crime Legal Defenses

Every defendant deserves a vigorous defense. Here’s what you should know.

Many innocent people are accused and convicted of sex crimes every day.

The reasons and motives vary. False identification by witnesses, false accusation by a consensual partner when the partner faces social consequences for the sexual act or false accusations as an attempt to get leverage in custody cases all to happen.

Sometimes sex is not legal or consensual, but you had reason to believe it was. This, too, can happen.

In this case, uncovering the problem and proving the sex was legal and consensual, or that the sex was consensual, or that a reasonable person would have believed the sex was legal and consensual are all ways we can help get charges dropped, get cases dismissed, or get you acquitted. So is proving there is insufficient evidence to convict.

Often, police do make mistakes. When they think they have a sex offender on their hands they’re often quick to arrest on the scantest of evidence. They are often happy to move to trial without so much as a scrap of physical evidence. It may take a much more thorough private investigation to prove their case has serious flaws.

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Don’t rely on these “defenses!”

Some people commit sex crimes without even realizing it. Understand:

  • Neither dating or marriage imply consent.
  • The use of birth control does not imply consent.
  • You’re playing with fire if either party is drunk. You might cross a line because you’re impaired. A consensual partner may legitimately forget giving consent.
  • A lack of resistance is not the same thing as consent. Some victims don’t resist because they are afraid of an implied or implicit threat, because of your social status versus their own, or for a host of other reasons which have nothing to do with wanting to engage in sexual acts with you.
  • You can still be convicted of statutory rape if the age gap between you is very small, or if you were dating and having sex with one another prior to one of you turn eighteen. Though California law makes statutory a rape a misdemeanor when there is less than a 3-year gap between the parties, a misdemeanor is nevertheless serious enough it’s better not to risk it.

It is always wise to make sure you have meaningful, unequivocable, and enthusiastic consent from someone who is able to provide that consent in a meaningful way. Keep in mind a minor can never provide meaningful consent.

We recognize people make mistakes, and misinterpreting a situation does not make you a violent villain. Just don’t expect the police to let you go if one of these happens to describe your situation. And remember, it’s best to invoke your right to silence, especially if you’ve been accused of a sex crime. Retain an attorney first.

You’d be surprised at how much you can damage your case by protesting your innocence. For example: “But I thought (he or she) wanted to!” is basically a confession which says you touched the other person. It moves you one step closer to a conviction, even though you think it helps your case.

Even if you are not innocent there are ways we can help.

Getting charges or sentences reduced or mitigated is also part of our defense strategy. In some cases, the right plea bargain can help you avoid jail time, or help you avoid having to register as a sex offender for life.

We thoroughly investigate the facts of every case. We are relentless about seeking out exculpatory evidence, mitigating factors, and other facts which would tend to strengthen our own case. You can trust us to treat you with compassion and care, no matter what you’ve been accused of.

There’s no time to lose.

If you’re being accused of a sex crime in Los Angeles the clock is ticking. Swift intervention is often the key to securing your freedom. If you even suspect you’re being investigated for a sex crime in California you should call to retain our services right away.

Call now for your free consultation.

Los Angeles Sex Crimes Lawyer

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There are few charges more serious than sex crime charges. Even a “misdemeanor” sex crime can have serious lifetime consequences.

In addition to jail time and a criminal record, you may be required to register as a sex criminal, and you may be required to disclose your conviction on all future employment applications.

If the crime is a felony sex crime you will be banned from owning firearms in the future. You can lose your right to vote, your ability to serve in the armed forces, and your ability to hold public office.

Certain jobs will instantly become unavailable to you. And you may certainly have trouble securing a place to live. The stigma of a sex crime conviction can be even harsher than the stigma of any other type of crime.

Thus, reaching out to a private criminal attorney who can help you is going to be absolutely vital. We will help you mitigate these consequences to the best of our ability, especially if you’re innocent.

A photo of Venice Beach in Los Angeles

Common Sex Crime Charges in California

Common charges include:

The penalty for misdemeanor sex crimes is up to six months of jail and up to $100o in fines. You will usually be required to register as a sex offender for at least ten years.

If you are convicted of a felony sex offense you could be registered for 20 years to life, depending on the nature and severity of the defense.

In California, it is possible to have many crimes expunged if certain requirements are met. But sex crimes are different. It’s almost impossible to have these crimes expunged. Thus, without proper representation, you run a much higher risk these charges will follow you for the rest of your life.

Sex Crime Legal Defenses

Every defendant deserves a vigorous defense. Here’s what you should know.

Many innocent people are accused and convicted of sex crimes every day.

The reasons and motives vary. False identification by witnesses, false accusation by a consensual partner when the partner faces social consequences for the sexual act or false accusations as an attempt to get leverage in custody cases all to happen.

Sometimes sex is not legal or consensual, but you had reason to believe it was. This, too, can happen.

In this case, uncovering the problem and proving the sex was legal and consensual, or that the sex was consensual, or that a reasonable person would have believed the sex was legal and consensual are all ways we can help get charges dropped, get cases dismissed, or get you acquitted. So is proving there is insufficient evidence to convict.

Often, police do make mistakes. When they think they have a sex offender on their hands they’re often quick to arrest on the scantest of evidence. They are often happy to move to trial without so much as a scrap of physical evidence. It may take a much more thorough private investigation to prove their case has serious flaws.

A photo of a judge gavel in Los Angeles

Don’t rely on these “defenses!”

Some people commit sex crimes without even realizing it. Understand:

  • Neither dating or marriage imply consent.
  • The use of birth control does not imply consent.
  • You’re playing with fire if either party is drunk. You might cross a line because you’re impaired. A consensual partner may legitimately forget giving consent.
  • A lack of resistance is not the same thing as consent. Some victims don’t resist because they are afraid of an implied or implicit threat, because of your social status versus their own, or for a host of other reasons which have nothing to do with wanting to engage in sexual acts with you.
  • You can still be convicted of statutory rape if the age gap between you is very small, or if you were dating and having sex with one another prior to one of you turn eighteen. Though California law makes statutory a rape a misdemeanor when there is less than a 3-year gap between the parties, a misdemeanor is nevertheless serious enough it’s better not to risk it.

It is always wise to make sure you have meaningful, unequivocable, and enthusiastic consent from someone who is able to provide that consent in a meaningful way. Keep in mind a minor can never provide meaningful consent.

We recognize people make mistakes, and misinterpreting a situation does not make you a violent villain. Just don’t expect the police to let you go if one of these happens to describe your situation. And remember, it’s best to invoke your right to silence, especially if you’ve been accused of a sex crime. Retain an attorney first.

You’d be surprised at how much you can damage your case by protesting your innocence. For example: “But I thought (he or she) wanted to!” is basically a confession which says you touched the other person. It moves you one step closer to a conviction, even though you think it helps your case.

Even if you are not innocent there are ways we can help.

Getting charges or sentences reduced or mitigated is also part of our defense strategy. In some cases, the right plea bargain can help you avoid jail time, or help you avoid having to register as a sex offender for life.

We thoroughly investigate the facts of every case. We are relentless about seeking out exculpatory evidence, mitigating factors, and other facts which would tend to strengthen our own case. You can trust us to treat you with compassion and care, no matter what you’ve been accused of.

There’s no time to lose.

If you’re being accused of a sex crime in Los Angeles the clock is ticking. Swift intervention is often the key to securing your freedom. If you even suspect you’re being investigated for a sex crime in California you should call to retain our services right away.

Call now for your free consultation.

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