Sex Crimes in Los Angeles
A sex crime conviction can take away your freedom and devastate your life. Ensuring you have proactive, aggressive legal representation is vital to protecting your rights and reputation. When possible, it is best to contact a sex crimes attorney, like ours at Arro Law, before the filing of any sex crimes charges.
At Arro Law, our skilled attorneys work with a variety of sex-related offenses. We understand the law behind these crimes and the prosecution’s strategies when approaching them. This allows us to provide highly effective representation to our sex crimes clients.
Arro Law’s sex crimes lawyers are:
- Competent and reliable;
- Empathetic and confidential; and
- Knowledgeable and resourceful.
Call us today in Los Angeles and schedule your consultation. Arro Law is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, to serve you.
Our Los Angeles Sex Crimes Lawyers Can Help
At Arro Law, we believe you deserve legal representation to uphold your rights and ensure your side of the story gets heard. You are innocent until proven guilty regardless of the stigma attached to a sex crime.
That is why at Arro law, our sex crimes defense lawyers do the following, and more:
- Ensure you know your rights and explain any charges you are facing thoroughly and in an understandable way;
- Demand your release on your own recognizance or the lowest bail possible;
- Investigate the allegations against you;
- Gather all relevant evidence;
- Build a trial-ready case for your defense;
- Negotiate for dismissal or reduction of your charges;
- Enter an agreeable plea if dismissal is not an option; or
- When appropriate, take your case to trial.
Let Arro Law start building your sex crimes defense case today. Call us to schedule your case review.
Common Sex Crimes in California
A sex crimes case in California is any misdemeanor or felony of a sexual nature. Some of the most common sex crimes in California are:
- Acts of Lewd and Lascivious Conduct;
- Statutory Rape;
- Sexual Battery or Assault; and
Acts of lewd and lascivious conduct usually refer to the sexual molestation of a child under the age of fourteen. Sentences range from three to sixteen years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
Statutory rape is sexual intercourse with a minor outside of a marital relationship. Misdemeanor statutory rape is punishable by up to one year in county jail and a maximum fine of $1,000. Felony statutory rape may carry as much as four years in jail and a maximum fine of $10,000, depending on the circumstances.
Sexual battery or assault is the unsolicited touching of another for sexual gratification, abuse, or arousal. A misdemeanor sexual assault charge may carry a jail sentence of up to one year and a $3,000 fine. A felony sexual assault fine can result in up to four years in prison and as much as a $10,000 fine.
Rape is sexual intercourse under one of the following circumstances:
- Without consent and with force or threats;
- No consent due to physical or mental disability;
- An asleep or unconscious victim;
- A drunk victim or victim under the influence of drugs; or
- Obtained by fraud.
Penalties depend upon the victim. Rape requires jail time and listing on the sex offender registry.
Consequences of Sex Crimes in California
California has harsh sex crimes penalties, generally including prison time and inclusion on the sex offender’s registry. Being on the California sex offender’s registry means an offender must:
- Check-in with the registry a minimum of once a year;
- Keep a current address on file; and
- Inform the registry of any address changes.
The sex offender’s registry is available to the general public, future employers, landlords, and anyone who chooses to search. A registered offender may be limited in living and job choices due to conditions of their probation or parole. Failure to register or comply with the rules imposed by the sex offender’s registry is a felony.
If you face sex crimes charges in Los Angeles, the sex offender’s registry is only one of the potentially life-altering consequences you may be up against. Your image, family, reputation, job, educational opportunities, and living situation are all in jeopardy. That is why you need an experienced sex crimes lawyer to stand up for your legal and personal rights.
Contact a Los Angeles Sex Crimes Attorney Today
At Arro Law, our sex crimes lawyers will review the facts in your case, identify the best strategies for you, and help you understand any potential risks and effects of a negotiated plea or trial in the context of your charges. We will stand beside you and protect your rights throughout the criminal process with the enthusiasm and compassion you deserve.
Call Arro Law today and schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your case with a sex crimes lawyer today. The sooner we start your case, the faster our attorneys can mitigate any damage to your life.