Sex crimes, and allegations of sex crimes, are always taken very seriously by law enforcement and prosecuting attorneys. This is because sex crimes involve the act of performing improper, lewd, or unwanted sexual acts on an individual (sometimes a minor), and are often done in a forceful manner. Anyone convicted of sex crimes in Murrieta or the neighboring cities of Temecula, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Wildomar, Hemet, Corona, Perris, Banning or Riverside will be facing hefty fines, a lengthy prison sentence, and the mandatory life-time registration as a sex offender.
One ongoing sex crimes case is that of former Chula Vista firefighter, William Robert Bolduc. Bolduc is on trial for allegedly raping his fiancée while she was unconscious from anesthesia, and for two cases of child molestation. If convicted on all counts, Bolduc could be facing at least 60 years, to life, in prison. As of September 4th, 2012, all testimonies and arguments have been heard and the jury has begun deliberations.
If you or a loved one has been accused of sexual crimes, you have the right to an attorney. It is a right that we strongly advise you take advantage of by contacting a Murrieta criminal defense attorney from our firm, before you make any statements to law enforcement officials or others. In many instances individuals offer, or are coerced into "cooperating with the authorities," as they are lead to believe that doing so will help clear their name or relieve them of any wrongdoing. In actual fact, the opposite is true. Any statement you make can and will be used against you in a court of law. Even seemingly innocent comments can be later twisted or taken out of context, thus having a negative impact on your attorney's ability to provide you with an aggressive and high quality defense.
Protect your rights and your future. At the Law Office of Nicolai Cocis , we can thoroughly review your case, advise you on how best to proceed, and are passionate about providing the aggressive representation you deserve.