Los Angeles Sex Crime Lawyer
Have you been accused of a Sex Crime in Los Angeles?
Being accused of a sex crime is very serious and can have devastating collateral consequences. Sex crimes carry some of the harshest penalties in California, and may result in your reputation being permanently tarnished. If you are facing charges for a sex crime in Los Angeles you may be facing substantial time in custody, and a conviction can destroy your future.
When you need someone that understands your side of the story and will aggressively fight for your freedom, Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Miles Booth has the knowledge and experience that you need to protect your rights.
If you are facing charges for a sex crime in Los Angeles, or Southern California, contact Miles Booth immediately at 424 272 1134 for a Free Consultation.
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What happens after I’ve been accused of a sex crime in Los Angeles?
Being accused of a sex crime is scary, and you may be uncertain about what to expect. It is important to note that detectives must have probable cause to believe that you did in fact commit a sex crime in order to arrest you. This means that detectives, typically, cannot arrest you based on accusations alone.
Probable cause is defined as facts and circumstances that would lead a reasonable person to believe that you committed a crime. To establish probable cause the police will investigate various types of evidence, including but not limited to, photos, videos, witness statements, the rape kit, bodily fluid, statements from the accused etc.
In addition to interviewing witnesses and the accuser, detectives may want to interview you. If law enforcement contacts you about a sex offense you should contact Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Miles Booth immediately. The police will do whatever they can to get a confession out of you, even if you’re innocent. They do not have to tell you the truth, they will tell you they have evidence that does not exist, and they do not have your interests in mind. The best way to protect yourself is to have an experienced Los Angeles defense attorney by your side.
What penalties am I facing for a sex crime in California?
The penalties for a California sex crime will depend on whether you are charged with a felony or a misdemeanor. A misdemeanor conviction may result in jail time or community service, and will include probation, fines, treatment and counseling classes.
A felony conviction for a sex crime may result in prison time, and if you are facing any enhancements you may be looking at decades in prison. Additionally, a sex crime conviction often requires you to register as a sex offender, sometimes for life.
To learn about the penalties for the specific charge that you are facing click on the specific charge that you are facing on the tab to the right, or call Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Miles Booth.
What are common defenses to California sex crimes?
There are a variety of defenses to California sex crimes, including;
- You were falsely accused
- You were misidentified
- The accuser consented
- Insufficient evidence
- You honestly and reasonably thought that the accuser consented
What does registering as a sex offender require?
One of the most severe consequences of a sex crime conviction is having to register as a sex offender. Under California Penal Code section 290, certain crimes require lifetime registration as a sex offender. Registration as a sex offender can have a drastic impact on your life, and make it difficult to find housing or employment.
Lifetime registration requires that you register with local law enforcement each year on your birthday, and each time you move. Failure to register, or accurately update your information can lead to additional criminal charges. If convicted you may face additional prison time. Because of the serious consequences associated with a sex crime conviction it is important to have a knowledgeable and experienced attorney on your side.
What sex crime charges are most common in Los Angeles
Click on any specific offense to be directed to that page for more detailed information:
If you intentionally show your genitals to someone for sexual gratification, or to offend the other person, you may be charged with indecent exposure. Indecent exposure is a misdemeanor in California.
Under California Penal Code section 647(a) it is a misdemeanor to touch someone else’s, or your own private parts, in order to offend another person, or for your own sexual gratification - or to solicit someone to do so.
Prostitution and Solicitation
It is a misdemeanor to solicit or offer money or other items in exchange for sex. It does not matter if you are accused of being the customer or the prostitute.
To be charged with rape there must be probable cause that you had sexual intercourse with someone without their consent, accomplished by threats, force, or fraud, or they were unconscious and unable to consent. Rape is a felony, and a conviction could result in substantial prison time.
Any person who intentionally touches a child for sexual purposes, or causes the child to touch themself for a sexual purpose, will be prosecuted for child molestation. Penalties vary depending on the age of the child, the age of the accused, if violence was used, and if there is any prior history. Child molestation is a felony, and depending on other factors may also be a strike.
Creating, purchasing, possessing, distributing, selling or soliciting child pornography is unlawful, and may result in prison time.
Touching another persons intimate parts without their consent for the purpose of arousal or sexual gratification is unlawful, and may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony depending on a number of factors.
Contact Los Angeles Criminal defense attorney miles booth
A sex crime conviction in Los Angeles can result in prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender. You may face difficulty finding housing or employment and be confronted with a lifetime of hurdles as a consequence of a sex crime conviction.
It is important to have someone who understands your side of the story, and can offer a skilled and aggressive defense. Miles Booth will work tirelessly to defend you, and get the best possible outcome in your case.
Contact Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Miles Booth today at 424 272 1134 for a Free Consultation, if you are facing charges or a sex crime in Los Angeles, or Southern California.
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