Sex Crimes Defense Attorney in Sacramento, CA

Under California law, a sex crime is any act of a sexual nature that is illegal.

There are a wide variety of offenses that fall under the “sex crimes” definition, including but not limited to:

  • Prostitution or solicitation
  • Molestation and child molestation
  • Forced rape or coerced rape
  • Statutory rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Indecent exposure
  • Certain computer crimes that involve pornography
  • Pandering
  • Lewd conduct

Some sex crimes are misdemeanors and others are felonies, and many sex crimes are considered “wobblers” – meaning that they can either be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances surrounding the crimeem>

Consequences of a Sex Crime Conviction

Being convicted of a sex crime can have a profound effect on the reputation and life of the person accused. There are a variety of penalties that can be imposed on a sex crimes conviction, including:

  • Significant fines
  • Time spent in a county jail or state prison
  • Probation
  • Having your home address placed on the Internet to identify that a sex offender lives in a particular area
  • Counseling
  • A criminal record
  • Registration as a sex offender for life

These consequences can affect:

  • where you live
  • where you work
  • your relationships with other people

You will be able to be identified as a sex offender by anyone; however, they will not know the circumstances surrounding your conviction.

Those who identify you as a sex offender will not know if you are a child rapist, or if you were urinating in public, or if you were an 18-year-old with a younger girlfriend.

It is essential you retain an accomplished and qualified California criminal defense lawyer to fight the sex crime charges against you. When you have a skilled attorney with experience defending sex crimes cases on your team, you have the best chances of building a solid case that will withstand the tactics of the prosecution.

Call Jennifer Mouzis today to learn how she can give you the ammunition you need to prevail in court.


(916) 822-8702

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