Sex crimes are punished harshly in the state of California. Whether you have been accused of sexual abuse or assault, rape, unlawful sodomy, possession of pornography, criminal sexual contact, prostitution, solicitation, or another sex-related offense, it is imperative you consult with a highly capable Los Angeles sex crime defense attorney immediately in order to avoid serious consequences. At The Justice Firm, we fight vigorously on behalf of our clients, using our experience, skill, and knowledge to obtain positive results.
A conviction for a sex offense can leave you facing devastating criminal penalties, depending on the offense you are found guilty of. These penalties include substantial monetary fines, jail or prison time, a possible "strike" on your record, and in many cases the requirement to register as a sex offender. Crimes that are sexual in nature are some of the most serious a person may be charged with, and the most damaging to your reputation, career, and relationships.Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyers Fighting Vigorously for Those Arrested for Sex Crimes
Both prosecuting and defending individuals charged with sex crimes are difficult tasks, given the delicate nature of the topic and the fact that people are easily and often falsely accused. Without hard physical evidence, it is often a case of the accused person's word against the alleged victim's word. Cases involving children are even more complex, as children are often coerced into saying things by adults. Regardless of whether you are innocent or guilty, it is important to discuss your case with a seasoned Los Angeles sex crime attorney who will work one on one with you to determine the most effective course of legal action.
In order to secure good results, it is essential you choose a lawyer who is willing to investigate and work with expert witnesses, and who will develop the strongest possible defense, vigorously challenging evidence brought by prosecutors. It isn't enough to simply plead down to a lesser offense or accept a deal offered by prosecutors. Our goal is to have charges dismissed when possible, or secure a not guilty verdict at trial. While we realize that having charges reduced is sometimes the only real option, we strive to do more than that in an effort to protect our clients' reputations, careers, and freedom.Consequences of a Conviction for Sex Crimes in LA
As mentioned earlier, a conviction may result in serious criminal penalties which include jail/prison time, substantial fines, and more. Probation is another possibility; you may also be required under California Penal Code section 290 to register as a sex offender.
Because rape is one of the most serious sex offense, we will illustrate how severe the penalties can be. Rape is a felony offense in California which will leave the defendant facing formal probation or up to 8 years n prison, depending on whether force or violence was involved. If the victim suffered great bodily injury as a result of the rape, an additional 3 to 5 years may be added to the prison term. Fines of as much as $10,000 may also apply. Additionally, the prison term increases to up to 13 years in prison if the victim is a minor younger than 14 years old.
Regardless of the offense you are accused of, a conviction can literally ruin your life.Contact The Justice Firm now
At The Justice Firm, we firmly believe in protecting our clients' legal rights and freedom. You may have been wrongly accused, and now find your future and freedom in jeopardy. No matter what your situation is, we can help. We provide a vigorous, comprehensive approach and are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure the best possible result in your case. Call our Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys now at 310-914-2444.