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The Most Commonly Charged Sex Crimes in California

Posted in Criminal Defense,Sex Crimes on February 28, 2020

Facing a sex crime charge can be incredibly terrifying. The state of California takes these charges very seriously, and a sex crime conviction can lead to prison time, fines, and a requirement to register as a sex offender – often for life. In many cases, the pubic, friends, and family members of those charged with a sex crime jump to conclusions about a person’s guilt. If you are facing a sex crime charge in California, you need to secure assistance from a qualified and experienced Riverside sex crimes attorney as soon as possible.

What are the most common sex crimes in the state?

Many crimes in California are considered “sex crimes.” Some of the most common charges we help clients with include:

This is certainly not a complete list of all California sex crimes. You should speak to a criminal defense attorney at the Law Office of Graham Donath, APC as soon as you know you are under investigation for a sex crime. The earlier we get involved with your case, the more likely you will be to secure a favorable outcome.

Penalties for sex crimes in California

There are various penalties attached to sex crimes in California. Each of the crimes listed above, as well as other sex crimes not listed, come with varying jail or prison sentences that can be imposed. In many cases, a person can face many years in state prison for sex crimes charges.

Aside from jail or prison time and massive fines, a person convicted of a sex crime in California will likely be required to register as a sex offender, often for the rest of their life. A registered sex offender’s information is publicly available, including their address, their photograph, what vehicle they drive, their place of employment, where they attend school, and more. Sex offenders are constantly monitored by law enforcement and face restrictions on where they can live, where they can travel, and more.

Other than the official legal penalties involved in these cases, those charged with sex crimes may face additional penalties as a result of what is happened. This can include:

  • trouble gaining employment
  • trouble finding housing
  • a tarnished reputation

Contact a skilled attorney for help today

If you or somebody you care about is facing a sex crime charge in California, do not hesitate to seek assistance from a skilled attorney as soon as possible. These charges are serious, and they come with lifelong repercussions. We understand how the media treats people in these cases, but that does not make anybody less deserving of a full and vigorous defense of their case. Prosecutors and law enforcement authorities will throw every charge they can think of at a person accused of a sex crime, often skewing the severity of what actually happened. Sometimes, they charge defendants with crimes that were never committed.

At the Law Offices of Graham Donath, APC, we are going to thoroughly investigate your case in order to formulate the best defense strategy possible. We understand what is at stake for you and your family, so let us get to work today. You can contact us for a consultation on your case by clicking here or by calling as soon as possible.