Riverside Sex Crimes Lawyer
Being convicted of a sex crime could have devastating consequences on you and your family. These offenses carry a negative stigma that can follow you for a lifetime. If you have been charged with a sex crime, you need to hire strong legal counsel from a Riverside, CA sex crimes attorney to defend you. This will keep you from having to face life-changing and serious charges on your own.
Examples of Sex Crimes
Sex crimes are a very broad category of the law that encompasses many different offenses, so it is not possible to give a uniform definition. Here are some crimes that fall into this classification:
- Sexual assault
- Statutory rape
- Child sexual abuse
- Online internet crimes
- Indecent exposure
- Possession of child pornography
This is just a partial list of sex crimes. There are scores of offenses in California that can be charged as sex crimes.
Beyond the potential jail time, the effects of a sex crime conviction can be devastating. First, most sex crimes will require that the person convicted place their name on a sex offender registry. Not only is this deeply embarrassing, but it could also keep those convicted from finding jobs or a place to live in the future. In addition, a conviction could have a devastating effect on your family and reputation. Finally, a sex crimes conviction may also cost you the right to own a firearm.
Defenses to Sex Crimes Charges
One of the keys to defending against sex crimes charges is to hire an aggressive attorney who can get to work early in defending you. We will do our own independent investigation of the charges against you to learn how to defend your case. This could even happen before formal charges are filed. Your lawyer could also engage with the prosecutor to explain your side of the story. If the possible charges are the result of a misunderstanding, this could help clear your name.
Since sex crimes are often evidence-based, an aggressive legal strategy to keep illegally obtained evidence out of court could weaken the case against you. It could keep prosecutors from charging more serious crimes.
We do not judge our clients. Instead, we work with them to mount the strongest possible legal defense to the charges that they face. We take the attorney-client relationship seriously and will always stick to defending our clients’ legal rights no matter what the charges are.
There are numerous defenses that those charged can use against the prosecution. Here are some:
- A common defense to online sex crimes is entrapment. Sometimes, when law enforcement is active in cyberspace, they take things a step too far in luring someone to commit a crime.
- Many sex crimes are evidence-based. In some cases, police will illegally seize evidence when they confiscate or search a mobile device or laptop computer.
- When the defendant is accused of sexual assault, a common defense is that the sexual activity was consensual or never even happened in the first place. Many sex crimes charges are a case of mistaken identity.
You need an attorney who can get to the bottom of your case after a thorough investigation. Since this can take time, early engagement with a lawyer can make all the difference in your case. Police questioning can be intense, and prosecutors are often under pressure to win convictions in these cases. This is why legal representation is a must.
In some cases, your attorney may be able to persuade the prosecutor to agree to a deal that allows you to avoid jail and having to register as a sex offender. In other cases, your attorney could convince a jury that law enforcement has not proven the charges beyond a reasonable doubt. At DeLimon Law, we give our clients frank and objective advice designed to help them achieve the best legal outcome.
Contact a Riverside Sex Crimes Lawyer
Those who have been charged with sex crimes should not feel as if they have nowhere to turn. In fact, the first place to go for help is to an experienced criminal defense attorney. Call the firm of DeLimon Law at (951) 382-5559 or contact us online. The time to call is the very first instant that you think you may be under investigation for a possible sex crime charge. Having a tough and knowledgeable attorney on your side could impact what evidence law enforcement can seize and even the charged offenses. Call us today for your initial consultation. Getting an early start on your case is vital to mounting your strongest defense.
Every case has its challenges and you need the best legal representation. If you are facing criminal charges call Daniel DeLimon today for a free consultation at our local number (951) 382-5559.
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