February 27, 2024 By WK Law

Why Hiring A Private Defense Attorney Is Critical If You Are Being Charged With A Sex Crime

Being charged with a sex crime is a serious matter that can have lifelong consequences. The legal system in California takes sex crimes very seriously and the penalties for those convicted of these types of crimes can be harsh. If you are facing charges for a sex crime, it is important to understand the gravity of the situation and seek the help of a private criminal defense attorney.

Don’t attempt to fight your case alone if you are facing a sex crime charge. Our experienced defense attorneys can guide you through the legal process. We will immediately begin investigating the accusations against you and look for problems with your accuser’s credibility. Call Wallin & Klarich today toll-free at (877) 466 5245 for your free consultation with one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys.

Types of Sex Crimes

California law recognizes a wide range of sex crimes, each carrying their own potential penalties upon conviction. Some of these crimes include:

  1.  Sexual Assault: This refers to unwanted or coerced sexual contact without consent, including forced sexual acts. Penal Code Section 243.4.

  2.  Rape: California law defines rape as non-consensual sexual intercourse achieved through force, threats, fraud, or when the victim is unable to consent due to unconsciousness or intoxication. Penal Code Section 261.

  3.  Child Molestation: Any sexual act or interaction with a child under 18 years old is considered child molestation. Penal Code Section 288.

  4.  Prostitution & Solicitation: Engaging in, soliciting, or agreeing to engage in a sexual act for money or other forms of compensation is illegal in California. Penal Code Section 647(b).

  5.  Indecent Exposure: Exposing one’s private parts in public where others may be offended or annoyed is considered a serious sex crime.  Penal Code Section 314.1.

  6.  Possession of Child Pornography: possessing, creating, downloading or distributing sexual material involving a person under 18 years old. Penal Code Section 311.11.

Understanding the specific charges you are facing is the first step in your defense. A Wallin and Klarich sex crime lawyer with experience in successfully defending sex crimes cases can guide you through this process.

The Severity of Sex Crimes

Sex crimes are considered to be very serious offenses. They can range from misdemeanors such as indecent exposure or soliciting an act of prostitution, to felony offenses like rape or sexual assault. These crimes are heavily prosecuted and can result in severe penalties, including a jail or prison sentence, high fines and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration.

The Importance of Hiring a Private Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with a sex crime, it is crucial to hire a private criminal defense attorney.

Here are some reasons why hiring a private defense attorney is critical in your case:

  1.  Protection of your rights: Your attorney will ensure that your constitutional rights are protected throughout the legal process. They will also make sure that any evidence against you was obtained legally and without violating your rights.

  2.  Thorough investigation: A private defense attorney working with a skilled investigator will conduct an in-depth investigation into the allegations against you. They will gather evidence, interview witnesses, and examine any forensic or medical evidence to build a strong defense on your behalf.

  3.  Knowledge of the law: Sex crime laws are complex and constantly evolving. A private defense attorney who has extensive experience in this field will have a deep understanding of the laws and how they apply to your case. They will use this knowledge to strategize the best defense for you.

  4.  Negotiation skills: A private defense attorney will have strong negotiation skills and may be able to negotiate with the prosecution for a lesser charge, probation or an outright dismissal of the charges against you.

  5.  Courtroom experience: Wallin and Klarich criminal defense lawyers have decades of experience successfully defending sex crime cases in court. They are familiar with courtroom procedures and will be able to effectively present your case before a judge and jury.

Hiring a private defense attorney who has extensive experience defending persons accused of sex offenses can greatly increase your chances of a favorable outcome in your case. Their expertise and experience can make all the difference in your case and help you navigate the complex legal system with confidence. The fact that you are being accused of a sex crime does not mean you are guilty. In fact, our laws afford you the “presumption of innocence”. We will fight to win your case so that you can avoid the numerous serious consequences that can come with a guilty verdict in a sex crime case.

Contact Wallin & Klarich Today

When your future is on the line turn to Wallin and Klarich. The call is free, will you be? Calling our office for legal advice costs you nothing. Picking up the phone and calling us could make all the difference in the world in your sex crime case. We have offices in Tustin, Pasadena, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Torrance, Victorville, West Covina, Anaheim, and Irvine.

Discover how our team can assist you. Contact us today, toll-free at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (877) 466-5245 for a free consultation. We will be there when you call.

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