Have you been accused of a sex related crime?
An accusation of a sex crime understandably generates strong emotions. Unfortunately, these emotions can reduce the ability of prosecutors, law enforcement and judges to be objective in your case. This rush to judgment has resulted in the investigation, arrest, or conviction of many innocent people.
Both the prosecutor’s office and Los Angeles law enforcement offices have established special units to vigorously investigate and prosecute those charged with sex related crimes. These matters are taken serious in the State of California and often require a legal counsel from a qualified Los Angeles sex crime attorney with your best interests at heart.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a sex crime it is essential that you have an experienced Los Angeles sex crime lawyer on your side.
Shield Criminal Defense Attorneys have over 14 years of experience defending people accused of sex related crimes such as:
- Lewd act with a minor
- Online solicitation of a minor
- Possession or Distribution of Child Pornography
- Child Annoyance
- Unlawful Intercourse with A Minor or “Statutory Rape”
- Date Rape
- Sexual Battery
- Indecent Exposure
- Lewd Act in Public
If you or someone you know has been accused of child sexual abuse, rape, molestation, or any other sex crime, do not talk with the police, prosecution or child protective services without a qualified, experienced sex crime defense attorney present.
The consequences of losing a sex crime trial can reach far beyond your own life. A conviction of this nature can potentially have life-long consequences on you and your family, including:
- The loss of your job or the inability to get future employment
- The loss of your professional license
- Long-term jail sentences
- Registration on the sex-offender list
- The inability to have contact with your children
- Having your neighbors notified of your sex-offender status
- The damage to your reputation with friends, family, neighbors and co-workers
In addition to the above consequences, pursuant to the passing of Megan’s Law, a sexual crime conviction now requires mandatory reporting, where your picture and both your home and work addresses will be available on the internet for anyone to look up.
Though most sex-related crimes are considered felonies, misdemeanor offense convictions can also carry harsh penalties. Even most plea bargains in sex crime cases require a lifetime registration as a sex offender.
Speak with a Los Angeles Sex Crime Lawyer About Your Case
I feel like I’m guilty until proven innocent, how can you help?
Our Los Angeles sex crime attorney makes it a point to remind our clients that not every criminal accusation involving sex results from criminal intent. Sometimes accidents happen as a result of mistaken consent.
Unfortunately, anyone can accuse you of a sex crime, with the evidence often being based on hearsay. A disgruntled former spouse or partner looking to damage your name, a comment made by a child at school, a relationship between two teenagers, and even clicking on a pornographic web site can all result in criminal sexual charges.
Shield Sex Crime Attorneys can help you defend these serious allegations by:
- Arranging bail or bail reduction
- Employing DNA experts
- Employing private investigators
- Presenting the best legal defense for you by forcing the prosecutor to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt; or
- Negotiating with the prosecutor for a reduction in charges and sentence
We know that being accused of a sex crime is embarrassing, but Shield Criminal Defense Law believes that everyone accused of a crime, even the guilty, deserve a dedicated, effective defense. Please call us 24 hours a day at (213) 514-8732 for your free consultation, and to hear how we can help you.