Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys
If you are charged with a sex crime in California, it is critical that you take the situation serious as a conviction, or even a charge, can have dire consequences not to mention the stigma associated with these cases. Due the severity of these cases, it is always advisable to seek the assistance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Common Sex Offenses in California
Our attorneys have substantial experience handling various sex crimes. Some of the offenses we most often encounter include:
- Indecent exposure
- Possession of child pornography
- Sexual battery
- Statutory rape
Required Sex Offender Registration in California
California Penal Code Section 290 requires people convicted of certain sex crimes to register as sex offenders with a local law enforcement agency. Law enforcement agencies then forward the registration information to the Department of Justice and the applicable Sex Offender Tracking Program. Offenders will be required to register information like aliases, date of birth, sex, height, weight, eye color, hair color, ethnicity, offense details, and offense conviction dates. Violation of registration requirements can lead to a person facing an additional misdemeanor or felony.
Details of the registration will be made available online and employers may use the information to make employment decisions. Not surprisingly, many registered sex offenders find it difficult to maintain long-term employment.
Speak with a Rancho Cucamonga Sex Crimes Attorney
If you or a loved one has been charged with a sex crime in California, one of the best first steps that you can take is to speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. At Amicus Legal Group, we have experience helping people defend sex charges. Contact us today.
Defenses to Rancho Cucamonga Sex Crimes
For people in California who are charged with sex crimes, there are several defenses that can be raised in response. These defenses include:
- The sexual act was consensual
- The victim’s accusations are false
- The person being charged was mistaken as the perpetrator
- There was no actual sexual contact between the parties
- The prosecution lacks adequate evidence on which to base an offense
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