If you're accused of a sex crime, you face a severe social stigma as well as life-altering criminal penalties. Our society reacts strongly to sex crime accusations. Depending on the charge, you can face years or even decades in prison. For many sex crimes, a conviction also means a lifelong obligation to register as a sex offender, restrictions on where you may live and a felony conviction limiting your civil rights. They can also attract unwanted media attention. For people in certain professions, a sex charge can mean loss of a professional license and livelihood. And unfortunately, sex-related criminal charges teach defendants who their true friends are, causing suspicion in the greater community and sometimes ending friendships or even marriages.
At HOWARD LAW, PC our Orange County sex crimes defense attorneys handle all state and federal sex crimes, from the simplest to the most serious. They can include:
- Forcible rape and marital rape
- Statutory rape
- Sexual battery
- Molestation of a child and lewd acts with a child
- Creation, distribution and possession of child pornography
- Prostitution, pimping and pandering offenses
- Sex offender registration and residency violations
- Lewd acts in public and indecent exposure
These crimes are serious, but that doesn't mean you have no defense. In sex crimes involving adults, charges can grow out of misunderstandings, changed minds and simple mistakes. In crimes involving computers, we can sometimes use technology to show that the case is not how it seems to prosecutors. Our Riverside sex crimes criminal defense lawyers use expert medical, psychological or technological witnesses whenever necessary to prove you did not do, or could not have done, what was alleged. And we can also handle defense of any related loss of a professional license or other legal consequence of a prosecution. The earlier we get involved, the better our chances of minimizing the negative effect on your employment and personal life.
You do not have to let a sex-related charge ruin your life. To speak to an experienced attorney about your case and learn more about your options, call Howard Law today. To set up a free, confidential evaluation of your case, please contact us through our Web site or call 1-800-872-5925 today.