Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys
Being convicted of a sex crime in California is almost always life-changing. Besides potential imprisonment and fines, there is also the stigma of being branded as a sex offender. Many people find this creates trouble with education, jobs, and even living arrangements.
As a result, if you’re charged with a sex crime, it is critical to speak with an experienced defense attorney. Our lawyers understand that not everyone accused of an offense is guilty. That’s why we focus on providing the aggressive representation that clients deserve.
Victorville Child Pornography Charges
California Penal Code 311 PC makes it illegal for a person to create, distribute, or publicize any content depicting children under the age of 18 participating in any sexual situation. A child pornography conviction can result in a person facing years in prison as well as mandatory sex offender registration.
Victorville Rape Charges
Another serious sex crime in California is rape. This offense can take the form of intercourse involving force, fraud, theft or a sex act involving a person who is not capable of consenting to intercourse. This offense can involve strangers or date rape, which occurs when someone engages in non-consensual intercourse with a person that they were dating. Rape also includes statutory rape, which involves an adult having intercourse with a person who is under the age of 18.
Sexual Assault & Battery in Victorville
California law prohibits a person from touching another person’s private parts for arousal, or gratification without that person’s consent. A conviction of sexual battery under California Penal Code 243.4 results in mandatory registration as a sex offender. A closely related offense, oral copulation by force or fear, is made when non-consensual contact occurs between one person’s mouth and another individual’s anus or genitals. A conviction of oral copulation by force or fear results can carry up to 12 years in prison and a lifetime of required registration as a sex offender.
Victorville Pimping and Pandering Charges
Human or sex trafficking occurs when a person pimps or panders prostitution. Penal Code 236.1 makes it against the law to either deprive or violate another of their liberty to obtain forced labor or services, sell the person for sex, or exploit the individual for obscene purposes. In many cases where human or sex trafficking involves crossing state or international borders, the federal government can also be involved.
Speak with a Victorville Sex Crime Lawyer Today
No matter the sex offense with which you’ve been charged, a skilled criminal defense attorney can review the facts of your case and help create a strong defense strategy. Contact Amicus Legal Group today to schedule a free case evaluation.
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