Lancaster Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer
Fighting Tirelessly for the Accused in Palmdale, Quartz Hill & the Surrounding Areas
Being accused of a sex crime can drastically change your life. A sex crime accusation carries with it a social stigma that is difficult to overcome and which can damage your personal and professional relationships. Beyond that, sex offenses are hotly pursued and prosecuted in an effort to keep the public safe from such crimes. They carry heavy penalties involving jail or prison time, steep fines, and, in the worst cases, mandatory sex offender registration, a registry anyone can view online. If you or someone you know is being investigated for a sex crime, Law Offices of Jesse P. Duran is here for you.
Sex Crimes in California
With over a decade of legal practice, our team at Law Office of Jesse P. Duran believes that everyone deserves the best possible defense they can find, regardless of the nature or details of the charges. We are here to apply our experience and skills to help you pursue the most optimum case result.
Sex crimes under California law include (but are not limited to the following):
- Statutory rape
- Sexual battery
- Sexual acts with a child under 10
- Solicitation for prostitution
- Lewd conduct
- Lewd conduct with a minor
- Child pornography
- Oral copulation by fear and oral copulation involving a minor
Penalties for convictions of all sex crimes will vary depending on the nature of the crime, whether a minor was involved, prior criminal history, if any, and other circumstances. Rape penalties can range from 3 - 8 years in prison. In cases where the alleged offender is over 21 and the victim under 16, the prison term can be as high as 4 years.
Sexual battery, also known as sexual assault, may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony depending on the circumstances. A felony sexual assault can result in 2 - 4 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. A misdemeanor sexual assault carries up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,000.
Child pornography laws make it a crime to produce, duplicate, send, possess, or transport any material showing sexual conduct of someone under the age of 18. Convictions can lead to a maximum of 3 years in prison and mandatory sex offender registration.
Sex Offender Registration in California
Sex offender registration may be for 10 - 20 years, or for life depending on the crime committed. Registration as a sex offender involves restrictions and requirements that you must follow and can negatively impact where you live, obtaining employment, and more.
Get Legal Help Immediately for Any Sex Crime Allegation
Because of the high stakes and serious nature of sex crime accusations, it is crucial that you have the legal protections of a dedicated professional. At Law Office of Jesse P. Duran, we understand the gravity of any sex crime allegation and are here to work diligently on your behalf. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can ensure that your legal rights are protected and that you are treated fairly throughout the duration of the criminal process.
Call our office to arrange to speak with Jesse P. Duran about your case at (661) 903-8056.