Newport Beach Sex Crime Defense Lawyers
Types of Sex Crime Defenses
A conviction for a sex crime carries harsh criminal penalties, such as jail or prison time, fines, and registration as a sex offender – possibly for the rest of your life. Additionally, sex crimes may also be the basis for civil lawsuits. Unfortunately, even mere accusations can make you appear guilty to the public and the media before you are formally charged or enter a courtroom. That is why it is important to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights, reputation, and future.
Right Choice Law has helped many clients facing the following type of sex-related charges:
- Sexual Battery
- Statutory Rape
- Child Pornography
- Internet Sex Crimes
- Lewd Conduct
- Indecent Exposure
- Misdemeanor Child Molestation/Annyoing child
- Megans Law
- Sex Offender Registration
- Sex Crimes Propensity Evidence
If you or a loved one has been accused of committing a sex crime in Orange County, Right Choice Law has more than 75 years of collective experience handling thousands of criminal cases, including sex crimes. In fact, our Newport Beach sex crime defense attorneys have only lost one sex trial case in the last 15 years. We have the experience and resources necessary to thoroughly prepare your defense and help you clear your name.
To schedule a free consultation, contact us today at (949) 570-5232.
What Is Considered a Sex Crime in California?
A sex crime is defined as an offense that is sexual and unwanted in nature, typically committed when someone perpetuates a sex act on another person without his/her consent. There are two main categories of sex crimes: forcible and non-forcible offenses.
Force could be in the form of physical harm, use or threat of a weapon, or threats. Common examples of forcible sex crimes include sexual battery and rape.
On the other hand, non-forcible sex crimes do not involve force. Common examples of such offenses are indecent exposure or possession of child pornography.
Many sex crimes involve children, which typically leads to harsher penalties since minors are particularly vulnerable and the negative social stigma associated with child sex crimes. Other sex crimes involve inappropriate sexual behavior in public, such as indecent exposure.
Sex crimes in California are generally prosecuted by state court; however, federal sex crimes involve offenses that cross state lines or committed in multiple states, such as child pornography or human trafficking.
Due to the serious nature of sex crimes, a conviction is punishable by years in prison, costly fines, restitution and civil damages to the victim, and registration as a sex offender, which can make it difficult to find a job or a place to live after serving a sentence.
Right Choice Laws Sex Crime Legal Counsel
When facing sex crime allegations, one of the most important things to do is to choose the right criminal defense attorney for your case. Right Choice Law understands many people who face sex crime accusations are good people who exercised poor judgment or made a mistake. We know others have been charged because of false allegations based on false evidence or even a misunderstanding.
Our legal team is comprised of former prosecutors, who have the trial experience required to fight for you in court and counter the prosecution’s argument against you. Our Newport sex crime defense attorneys know what it takes to get the most favorable outcome possible. To learn more, check out our case results and client testimonials.
Contact us today to let our firm discuss your case and figure out your legal options.
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