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Generally speaking, a sex crime is any crime of a sexual nature. Although the specific penalties upon conviction may vary depending upon the nature of the charge, a sex crime conviction can affect you for many years to come. As a result, if you're facing allegations of a sex crime, you should speak to a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer as soon as you can.
In a sex crimes case, the odds can be stacked against the criminal defendant. This is because of the extremely negative public stigma associated with sex offenders and sex crimes. Consequently, if you have been charged with a sex crime in California, you need an experienced California criminal defense attorney on your side who will safeguard your legal rights and help you obtain the best possible result in your case. In some instances, this may mean a complete dismissal of your charge. In other cases, it may mean a favorable plea deal or a post-conviction reduction in your sentence.
An experienced California criminal defense attorney can help you at every stage of your criminal case. If you are currently facing a sex crime charge, time may be of the essence. You should call The Law Offices of David S. Chesley as soon as possible at 1-800-755-5174, or contact us online to find out how we can help you.
Which Crimes Qualify as Sex Crimes in California
Various offenses amount to sex crimes under California law. Some offenses involve just adults, while other offenses involve minors. Sex crimes which typically involve just adults include the following:
In addition to these adult-only sex crimes, other sex crimes may involve minors. Those crimes include the following:
Lifetime Consequences of Sustaining a California Sex Offense Conviction
A California sex crime conviction can come with a myriad of consequences. As you might expect, a sex crime conviction can often result in hefty fines and/or jail time. The amount of the fine and length of the jail time typically depend upon the circumstances of the offense and whether the offense is classified as a felony or a misdemeanor.
In addition to the obvious penalties, a sex crime conviction can put a damper on a person’s liberty, living arrangements, and reputation in the community. As part of a plea deal, for example, a sex offender may be given a term of probation – some or all of which may be supervised. Likewise, the offender may have to register as an offender on federal and state sex offender registries. As part of this registry, the offender’s picture will be taken and will remain online for public viewing permanently.
In addition to online sex offender registries, an offender’s conviction history is also available for the public to view. Since more and more employers, schools, and lenders are doing criminal background checks on applicants, a sex crime conviction can make it very difficult for you to accomplish the following:
Potential Defenses to California Sex Crime Charges
Sex crimes, like other California crimes, have potential defenses associated with them. A successful defense could result in a ‘not guilty’ finding in court. Some potential defenses to California sex crime charges include:
Contact a California Sex Crimes Lawyer Today to Discuss Your Case
California sex crimes and convictions should never be taken lightly. At The Law Offices of David S. Chesley, our experienced Los Angeles sex crime defense lawyers can review your case and discuss your options with you. To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with a California criminal defense attorney, call us today at 1-800-755-5174, or contact us online.