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Defending Against Sex Crime Charges in California

Sex crimes are taken very seriously because they, more often than not, involve force or sexual conduct with a minor. If you have been accused of a sex crime or are being investigated for a sex crime, now is the time to involve a criminal defense attorney. Sex offenders have heavy penalties to face, from fines and jail time to life as a registered sex offender. Indecent exposure, rape, molestation, unlawful intercourse with a minor, prostitution, child pornography, child sexual abuse, and sexual assault, among many others, can all be considered sex crimes.

Call the Law Office of Nicolai Cocis today at (951) 666-2600 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our sex crimes attorney in Murrieta.

What are the Penalties for Sex Crimes in California?

Sex crimes in California carry severe penalties that can have lasting consequences on your life. Understanding the potential ramifications is crucial for anyone accused of such offenses. Penalties may include imprisonment, fines, and mandatory registration as a sex offender. If you are facing charges for a sex crime, do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Nicolai Cocis.

Will I Have Have to Register As a Sex Offender in California?

Under California Penal Code 290, if you are convicted of a sex crime, you will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. Private information, such as your full name and home address, will be made public for anyone to view. Failure to register as a sex offender after a conviction of a sexual crime can result in up to a year in jail and three years in state prison if you are a repeat offender.

What To Do If I'm Investigated For a Sex Crime?

Almost 95% of all people being investigated for a sex crime are first-time offenders. You are always innocent until proven guilty! You have Miranda rights that you are allowed to fully exercise, and we encourage you to do just that. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.

You do not need to speak with the police without a lawyer. An experienced and professional criminal defense attorney can greatly benefit your case. If you are being investigated for any sexual act, it is important that you hire a qualified Murrieta sex crime attorney immediately.

Defenses Against Sex Crime Charges

Possible defenses against sex crime charges may include:

  • Consent: Establishing that the sexual activity was consensual can be a powerful defense against certain sex crime charges.
  • False Accusations: In some instances, individuals could be falsely accused of sex crimes. We can work diligently to uncover evidence supporting the innocence of our clients.
  • Mistaken Identity: Mistaken identity is a common factor in sex crime cases. We can thoroughly examine the circumstances surrounding the alleged offense to challenge the accuracy of identifications.
  • Lack of Evidence: Insufficient evidence can be a strong defense. We can meticulously examine the prosecution's case to identify weaknesses and inconsistencies.
  • Violation of Rights: If law enforcement had violated your constitutional rights at the time of the investigation or arrest, it may be possible to challenge the admissibility of evidence in court.

Contact Our Sex Crimes Attorney in Murrieta Today

If you have been arrested or charged with a sex offense in Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Perris, Banning, Corona, Winchester, or Riverside, the first step is to contact an experienced and effective Murrieta criminal defense attorney. We are ready to help. Since 1999, our office has successfully represented numerous individuals facing sex-related charges.

We understand that besides the possible loss of your freedom, a felony conviction for a sex offense can also have serious consequences for future housing and employment opportunities. Don't jeopardize your future by hiring an inexperienced and low-cost attorney because at the end of your case, you will get what you paid for.

Spanish and Romanian language services are available if needed. For more information about our firm and how our Murrieta sex crimes lawyer can help you, please call 951.666.2600.

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Explore Our Success Stories

  • Illegal Evidence Dismissed By Judge: Private School Wins Major Victory Against Unreasonable Search by Cal/OSHA
  • Jury Trial Regarding Federal Conspiracy to Obstruct U.S. Congress
  • 23 of 24 Felony Counts Dismissed: Client sentenced to probation and credit for time served in an auto-theft case worth $1.7 million
  • Charges reduced: Mortgage and Real Estate Fraud Valued in Excess of $1 Million Resulted in Probation and One Year of Home Confinement
  • Charges Reduced: Client Charged with Accessory to Murder after Shooting at Busy Restaurant Resulted in Probation and Jail Time. Avoided Lengthy Prison Time.
  • Substantial Reduction of Sentence: FBI Arrested Client for Involvement in Events on January 6th at U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.

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