Anyone who is being accused, charged, or investigated for a sex crime is facing some pretty serious accusations. Working with an empathetic and experienced sex crimes attorney, like Rana Parsanj, will ensure that your best interests are being considered. If you or someone you love has been or is being accused of a criminal offense, you should understand that a conviction can have extensive and severe effects on one’s life and reputation.
The Punishment Is Steep
If convicted, the individual may be put behind bars and be required to register as a sex offender from the rest of his or her life. Other penalties associated with sex crime conviction includes:
- Time in prison
- Parole or probation
- Lifetime sex offender registration
- Criminal record
- Mandatory counseling
- Fines and restitution to the victim
That’s why it is so critical to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. A person should not resign to allowing the system to take advantage of their rights and/or innocence until proven guilty by a jury of his or her peers. Working with someone you can trust, who has the legal knowledge, will help tremendously in fighting your case.
What Are the Most Common Types of Sex Crimes?
Sex crimes range in severity and context of the situation that occurred. The State of California has an intricate penal code designed to handle these types of crimes. This ensures that an appropriate remedy fits the prosecution and potential outcome. Let’s examine some of the most common sex crimes below.
Solicitation of Sex and/or Pimping
These types of cases are classified as felonies of misdemeanors. Prostitution is defined as a person received payment in exchange for sex. Pimping is defined as someone who is facilitating and arranging for sexual acts performed by another in exchange for a percentage of earnings.
This is a very broad range of sexual offenses. These types of crimes can involve:
- Public sexual intercourse
- Exposing of the genitals in public
- Public masturbation
Authorities will stake out public restrooms and beaches. In some cases, there is an undercover cop on scene. This can lead to a defense of the alleged offender’s word against the police officer. However, body cameras that are now worn on uniforms make this a more difficult defense if the individual was caught in a lascivious act.
Rape is the force of violence used to engage someone in unwanted sexual contact with someone who is inebriated, not conscious, or asleep. Preventing the individual’s choice to resist is another element of rape. Drugs, like rohypnol, always fall under the category of not allowing someone to resist.
What to Do when You have been Accused of a Sex Crime?
If you, or a loved one, has been accused or charged of a sexual offense you need to contact a lawyer immediately. A licensed Glendale sex crimes attorney will be able to evaluate every detail of your specific circumstance and uncover the required evidence to protect you against accusations. Call 818-698-6680 to discuss the matter with Parsanj Law Group, or fill out the form on our Contact Page.