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.