Murrieta Sex Crimes Lawyer
Little in life is as damaging personally or professionally as being accused of a sex crime. These are crimes that the public finds abhorrent and which carry a negative stigma that can be devastating for the accused long into the future. The mere accusation of a sex crime can destroy reputations, marriages, and families and compromise other personal and professional relationships. Law enforcement and prosecutors aggressively pursue cases and, when convictions occur, courts punish them with harsh penalties. In some cases, evidence is minimal, questionable, or based on a “he-said-she-said” situation.
When facing sex crime investigations, arrests, and charges, you need a criminal defense lawyer on your side who is experienced, skilled, and relentless in pursuing your best interests. Sex crime cases are high-stakes matters, where the choice of your attorney can make a difference. At DeLimon Law, you will have representation from a former prosecutor who understands how the state thinks and acts in pursuing a conviction. Attorney DeLimon is a skilled trial lawyer who has handled high-profile cases in the past. He and his team are highly experienced in fighting sex crime allegations of all kinds.
What Offenses Are Considered Sex Crimes in California?
The term “sex crimes” covers many different types of criminal offenses that can range from soliciting prostitutes to forcible rape. They may be charged as misdemeanors or felonies. Certain sex crimes can be charged at the federal level as well, such as possession and distribution of child pornography, engaging in acts to entice minors into sexual conduct, and child trafficking for sexual purposes.
Other sex crimes include but are not limited to:
- Indecent exposure
- Lewd conduct
- Statutory rape and date rape
- Sexual assault
- Sexual battery
What Are the Penalties for Sex Crimes?
The penalties will depend on the nature of the charges, whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony, whether the alleged crime resulted in injury, whether a weapon was used, whether you acted alone or with others, and other relevant factors.
Some sex crimes are “wobblers,” meaning they can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies depending on the circumstances.
Do All Sex Crime Convictions Lead to Mandatory Sex Offender Registration?
Most sex crimes in California carry mandatory sex offender registration. However, lifetime registration is no longer a requirement for all sex crimes. As of 2021, sex offender registration is divided into three tiers based on the severity of the crime involved.
Tier One requires registration for 10 years. Tier Two requires registration for 20 years. Tier Three requires lifetime registration.
How DeLimon Law Can Help
If you are facing sex crime charges in Murrieta, you are likely overwhelmed. You need a dedicated advocate on your side as soon as possible. By contacting DeLimon Law, you can discuss your situation directly with Attorney DeLimon, who can advise, guide, and protect your rights while fighting for your freedom and future.
Reach out to our Murrieta sex crimes attorney for a free case review by contacting DeLimon Law online or at (951) 382-5559. Hablamos español.
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