Sex Crimes Attorney in Los Angeles, California
Sexual misconduct allegations are serious and could cause irreparable injury to your livelihood. If you have been accused of sexual assault or are under investigation for a sex crime in Los Angeles, California, seek the help of an experienced Los Angeles sex crime attorney immediately. You can speak with me directly at the Alec Rose Law Office to get the legal representation you need.
I have been helping clients defend themselves against accusations of sexual misconduct, sexual abuse, sexual assault, and other sex crimes for over 25 years. I will provide you with the highest level of legal guidance and vigorous representation in your sexual misconduct case so that you can have the best chance of achieving a successful outcome.
Types of Sex Crimes in California
According to data obtained by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, California is ranked number 26 in the United States for having the most sex offenders per capita. The report indicated that California has 270 registered sex offenders per 100,000 residents. Some of the most common examples of sex crimes in California include those discussed below.
In California, sexual misconduct includes exhibiting a range of behaviors in a sexual nature to another person without that person's consent. It is a general term used for different kinds of alleged sex crimes, including sexual harassment, lewd conduct, spousal rape, prostitution, statutory rape, and so forth. Sexual misconduct accusations can be devastating, and if convicted, the offender can face the possibility of jail time. Also, you may be required to register as a sex offender, which can have a profound effect on your reputation, education, career, and personal life.
California law defines rape as engaging in sexual intercourse with an individual without consent by means of violence, threats, duress, fraud, or when the victim is unconscious, asleep, or unable to give consent. In California, rape is classified as a felony, and it counts as one strike under California's “Three Strikes Law.” Rape is punishable by up to 8 years in prison, and the sentence may be increased to 11 years if the victim is younger than 18. The offender will get a strike, pay a fine and/or restitution, and will need to register as a sex offender with the state.
California law defines statutory rape as sexual intercourse between an individual, older than 18 years, and a male or female below 18 years but older than 14 years. Notwithstanding, if the underage person gives full consent or agrees voluntarily to have sexual intercourse with the adult, a sex crime is still committed.
An offender not more than 3 years older than the victim will be charged with misdemeanor statutory rape (the penalty for which is a fine of up to $1,000 and up to 1 year of jail time). However, if the offender is older than 21 and the victim is 16 or younger, the offender will be charged with felony statutory rape (the penalty for which is probate, a fine of up to $10,000, and 16 months to 4 years of jail time).
California law defines date rape as nonconsensual or forcible sexual intercourse by a male acquaintance of a woman during a voluntary social engagement, whereby the victim resisted or did not intend to agree to the sexual advances. If you are facing date rape accusations or charges, consult with a knowledgeable Los Angeles sex crime defense attorney immediately.
Marital rape can be defined as the rape of a spouse. The offender may face various penalties such as probation, fines of up to $1,000, restitution, and mandatory counseling.
Sexual abuse is a criminal act that is used to describe sexual behavior towards a minor. Sexual abuse can include various acts such as touching a child in a sexual manner, forcing the victim to watch sexual content, forcing them to touch your sexual body parts, and more.
California law defines sexual assault as the act of touching the intimate part of another person for purposes of arousal, sexual abuse, or gratification without their consent. The offense can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony.
Under California laws, it is illegal to produce, possess, send, advertise, or transport child pornography. Depending on the circumstances of your case, a child pornography conviction can lead to jail time of up to 8 years and a $100,000 fine. If convicted, the offender will also carry a lifetime registration as a sex offender.
In the state of California, child molestation is considered a felony. Depending on the circumstances of the case, a child molestation conviction can lead to extensive jail times and lifetime registration on California's sex offender list.
Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
Failure to register as a sex offender is considered a crime under California Penal Code 290 PC. California requires that a sex offender should register every year within 5 working days of their birthday, and every time they change addresses or move to a new area.
California law defines indecent exposure as the act of exposing oneself or one's "private parts" in any public place intentionally.
Lewd conduct predominantly involves engaging in sexual activity in public. The California Penal Code prohibits an individual from engaging or soliciting lewd acts in public or in a place within public view.
Under California law, the possession, distribution, and publication of obscene matter are considered illegal offenses. An obscenity conviction can attract hefty fines and lengthy jail time. Also, the offender may be required to register as a sex offender.
f charged with misdemeanor sodomy, the offender may face up to 364 days in county jail and a maximum fine of $1,000. If convicted of felony sodomy, the offender may face up to 3 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
In California, the penalties for prostitution are very severe. If you are convicted, you may face up to 6 months in county jail and court fines of up to $1,000.
Your Los Angeles Area Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer
If you have been charged for any of the above sex crimes in California, call the Alec Rose Law Office today. Hiring an experienced Los Angeles sex crimes attorney could be the difference between clearing your name and facing severe consequences. Don’t take the risk of relying on the public defender. Put my more than two decades of experience on your side.