Are You Facing Sex Crime Charges? Here’s What You Should Know
The allegations that can be made against someone accused of a sexual offense are numerous. From sexual assault to internet sex crimes and indecent exposure, the many offenses that fall under the category of criminal sexual crimes represent unique cases and circumstances. Additionally, it is not uncommon for severe accusations to be made in circumstances where they may not be warranted, and such accusations can lead to very serious consequences.
If you are facing sex offense charges, it is important that you act quickly in securing an assertive criminal defense attorney who has the skills and know-how to design an aggressive defense strategy that takes your unique set of circumstances into account and will give you your best change of escaping the many possible penalties that you are facing.
Punishment for Sex Crimes
Crimes of sexual misconduct are among the most severely punished. Because statistics show a high rate of sex crimes in the United States, courts aim to send sex offenders to prison. If you are convicted of a sexual offense you will not only be facing a prison sentence, but will have to register as a sex offender as well—a life-changing penalty that will have a serious impact on your future.
I understand that just because you have been accused of a sex crime, it does not mean that you are guilty of one. It is possible that false accusations have been brought against you by a malicious ex-partner or family member, which is especially common in cases of alleged child abuse. A strong legal defense can help you to prove false allegations and avoid harsh life-changing penalties.
Additionally, in California, individuals can apply for an exclusion from the registry if they: were convicted of sexual battery by restraint, were convicted of misdemeanor child molestation, or were convicted of an offense that did not involve penetration or oral copulation. Nonetheless, even those who are able to avoid the registry suffer a mark on their criminal record and damage to their reputation.
In the state of California, the penalties for sex offense convictions are serious. As a criminal defense attorney with more than 30 years of experience, I understand what it takes to defend a client in the face of these charges. Act now to protect your future by contacting my firm today!