Types of Sex Crimes
Sex crimes (also referred to as sexual crimes) describe not one single act, but an entire category of criminal offenses deemed sexual in nature. The offenses categorized under Sex Crimes vary greatly based on the act, the persons involved, and the specific factual scenario alleged.
Child molestation charges are taken extremely seriously and the punishments are extremely severe. How you defend against the facts of your case will decide the outcome – that outcome may very well affect the rest of your entire life.
The internet is everywhere and law enforcement agencies worldwide are constantly testing and fielding new methods seeking out possessors and distributors of child pornography. With so much connectivity there are times when you may come into possession of images you do not understand, are unaware you have, or do not even know you have accessed. Our staff will examine the facts surrounding your case and determine how the evidence was collected.
Under California Penal Code section 314, any time your genitals are exposed in a public place with the requisite intent you can be charged with indecent exposure. Indecent exposure charges can be very serious such as with serial flashers or when there are children involved. They can also be the simple result of a poorly-executed joke, college prank, or just an unlucky day at the beach. What may have started in fun could easily turn into jail time and life-long consequences if you do not obtain a quality team to defend you.
California Penal Code 261 describes rape as forcible sexual intercourse against another person’s will and is often accomplished through additional use of force, fear, or intimidation. Rape charges may surface if sexual intercourse occurred under false pretenses, if the alleged victim was incapable (either legally or physically) of consent, and in other situations involving both adults and minors.
Solicitation and prostitution are sex crimes that are quite often interrelated. In California, a person can be charged for seeking sexual favors in exchange for money, or for seeking money in exchange for sexual favors. Broadly speaking, anyone who engages in a lewd act in any place open to the public may be charged with solicitation. Many of these cases are open to interpretation – even more the need for an experienced defense team with you each step of the way.
In addition to these charges, other sex crimes prosecuted in the State of California include: sexual battery, lewd conduct, pandering, possession/distribution of obscene material, forcible penetration, and more. If you’ve been charged with a sex crime in Southern California we recommend you contact our office immediately for a free, no obligation, case evaluation.