I have run my own law firm since the beginning of my legal career, beginning in 1993-2003. For three years, I joined another law firm where I learned much about criminal defense counsel. From there, I realized that I much preferred working on a more personal level with the people that I represent and returned to private practice after that.
When you hire me as your criminal defense attorney, you can expect to work with me directly throughout the entire process — not paralegals or secretaries. You are facing a difficult time in your life, and I want to give you my undivided, personalized attention from start to finish.
Sex crimes are offenses that typically occur when violence and sexual acts are committed simultaneously — when the victim does not give consent, or when the victim isn’t able to give consent. Because of the nature of sex crimes, those convicted of them must register as a sex offender, which will have a significant impact on how they live their life going forward.
If you have been accused of acting violently and using physical force against another sexually, you may be charged with sexual assault or rape. This involves any form of unwanted sexual contact ranging from kissing to groping or penetration.
The California age of consent is 18 years old. This means anyone younger than that is not sexually, cognitively, or emotionally mature enough to consent to sex in the eyes of the law. If convicted, you could be facing anywhere from a year or so to life in prison.
If you’re faced with a charge of public indecency, sexual misconduct, prostitution, or another type of public sex crime, reach out now. I will evaluate your case and help you build a strong argument to present to the court that can increase your chances of a positive outcome.
It Won't Disappear
Because the majority of these crimes are felonies, they’ll stay on your record even after you’re taken off the registry, preventing you from job opportunities and more.
You could be prohibited from being able to live in certain places or exercise your second amendment rights. You will almost certainly have to inform your neighbors of your sex offender status.
Even well after your conviction, you may have to report to the police every few years to provide them with a current photograph, address changes, and your usernames and email accounts.
Many situations can occur in which you can become wrongfully accused of a sex crime like sexual assault, rape, or molestation. For example, if your soon-to-be-ex-spouse decides to accuse you of a heinous sex crime to gain sole custody of your children in a divorce case. This has happened! When you've been falsely accused, I will work diligently to make sure your side of the story is heard and your rights are protected. Contact my firm in Los Angeles, California, today.