Our firm represents clients charged with all types of sex crimes in California. You need an experienced Sex Crime Lawyer in Los Angeles if you are charged with any sex crime. A conviction for a sex crime in California can lead to serious consequences for you and your family. You may face prison time; fines and you may also have to register as a sex offender.
If you face a sex crime charge, our Los Angeles Sex Crime Lawyer is an experienced criminal defense attorney in California that can guide you through the criminal justice system to ensure you get the best result possible for your case.Common Sex Crimes in California
In California, there is a wide range of sex crimes. Some of the common sex crime offenses are:
Rape (261 PC). Rape in California is a very serious sex crime. The offense is defined as sex with someone who is not your spouse, under varying circumstances, such as rape of a person who is incapable of consent due to a disorder, rape by means of force or violence, and rape due to intoxication, or unconsciousness. Consent is a key element for rape charges; therefore, the government must prove the victim did not consent or was incapable or consenting due to the given circumstances.
A rape conviction can carry a prison sentence of 3, 6 or 8 years. It is important that if you are facing a rape charge, contact our experienced sex crime attorney in Los Angeles to help you with the criminal justice system to protect your rights.
Statutory Rape (PC 261.5). This sex crime in California is defined as sexual intercourse with a person under 18, whom you are not married to. In California, it is important to note that unlike a rape charge, consent is not a defense for statutory rape. Therefore, the victim can consent and you may still be charged with statutory rape.
Sexual Battery (4 PC). This sex crime is defined as the touching of someone else’s intimate part of their body, against the person’s will and you did so for sexual arousal, gratification or to abuse the person.
Sexual battery charges in California can also vary depending on the circumstances. Therefore, the government can charge you with battery for unlawfully restraining someone, and also if you disguise the touching as that of a medical professional conducting services.
You may be charged with Sexual Battery in Los Angeles as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances of your case. Our Sex Crimes Lawyers in California are here to help.
Prostitution (HS 647(b)). In California, prostitution is defined as anyone agreeing to engage in an act of prostitution with someone else. You must specifically intend to partake in the act of prostitution and perform an action more than simply agreeing to meet someone to engage in prostitution.
prostitution is charged as a misdemeanor and carries a penalty of 6 months in jail and fines.
Indecent Exposure (PC 314). Any person who willfully exposes his or her private parts in a public place or in a place where others are present and they are offended or annoyed by it, can be charged with indecent exposure in California.
This sex crime is charged as a misdemeanor and carries a penalty of 6 months in jail and a fine.
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