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Sex Crime Defense Attorney

Sexual offenses are among the most serious accusations a person can face. As a result, the state of California does everything in its power to punish defendants as severely as possible, sending a strong message to potential offenders that it takes these matters seriously. Consequently, those convicted of sex crimes tend to endure greater hardships than those convicted of other crimes.

If you are suspected of or have been charged with a sex crime, it is essential that you understand the definition of your crime and the possible penalties you may face. Regardless of the specifics, your legal situation is urgent, and there is no time to waste. Consequently, our sex crimes defense attorneys are prepared to provide you with the high-caliber, strategic legal defense you need to avoid time behind bars.

Kareem Law APC is a well-established criminal defense firm serving clients in California, the surrounding counties, and the entire state. We invite you to schedule a free, same-day appointment via our website or by calling Sex Crime Defense Attorney (888)-506-6519 immediately.

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What Is the Sex Offender Registry?

The public has a great fear of sex offenders and has demanded that police track where those convicted of sex crimes live. Most people charged with a sex crime, even something as minor (comparatively) as indecent exposure or making a lewd remark to someone who looked to be “of age” but was actually a minor, can land you on the list.

In most states, sex offender registration is for life. In California, there is a three-tiered system. Depending on your conviction, you will have to stay on the registry for a minimum of 10 years, a minimum of 20 years, or for the rest of your life. Those who have followed the law on the lower two tiers can petition to get removed from the list after the minimum time is up.

The restrictions and requirements are stringent. The registry requires you to report to local law enforcement yearly and tell them where you are living. Furthermore, if you move, you have to submit an in-person notification with your new address within five days of your move that you’re in the area. If you have multiple residences in California, you have to do this in person for each address.

Depending on your status (e.g., you’re a student or a transient) or the offense you were convicted of, you may be required to report to law enforcement more often. You are also automatically denied the right to work at any job involving children.

The police take this information and put it into a database along with your name, your photo, the offense, and any identifying features. Depending on your crime, this information will also be publicly available, sometimes to the extent of showing your full address to anyone who wants to see it.

Types of Sex Crimes in California

There are a wide variety of sex crimes under California law. Some are classified as misdemeanors, but most are considered serious felonies. Sex crimes against children often carry some of the harshest penalties.
Sex crimes, according to California law, include:

288 PC – lewd act with child (child molestation under 14 years old).

288a(b) PC – child molestation 14 years or older.

261.2 PC – forcible rape.

261.5 PC – statutory rape (consensual intercourse under 18 years old).

290 PC – obligation to register as a sex offender with the local police.

311 PC – possession of obscene matter.

314 PC – indecent exposure.

647(a) PC – lewd act in a public place.

647(b) PC – solicitation of prostitution.

243.4 PC – sexual battery.

These penalties can vary, including imprisonment, fines, community service, and other penalties that the judge deems appropriate. However, nearly all sex crimes require registration on California’s sex offender registry.

What Is a Sexual Crime?

Sex crimes occur when a perpetrator sexually assaults or intends to sexually assault a victim. Common sexual offenses include sexual battery (including rape), statutory rape, indecent exposure, and internet-based sexual offenses. There are a variety of other sex crimes that you may be charged with, and it is essential that you comprehend how California enforces the law in your case.

 What if a prosecutor, judge, or jury determines that you are guilty? A conviction may result in even harsher consequences, such as jail or prison time, hefty fines, and registration as a sexual offender. Once your name is on a sex crime registry, you will face limitations on where you can live and work, among other repercussions, even after serving jail time and paying your debt to society.

 You may face a misdemeanor or felony charge, depending on the alleged offense and your prior criminal record. This section describes common sexual offenses and their potential penalties.

Sex Crime Defense Lawyer Near Me

If you or a member of your family has been accused of a crime or if you learn that you are under investigation, it is in your best interest to contact Kareem A. Ramadan, a criminal defense attorney at Kareem Law APC, immediately. We can begin building your case as soon as you are informed of an accusation against you, taking the time to listen to your needs and uncover the circumstances surrounding your case.

If you are currently involved in a legal matter, our attorneys can represent you in court. Since 2013, we’ve assisted countless clients with complex litigation. We can help defend you if you did not intend to commit a crime, were the victim of an unjust accusation, or were involved in an illegal law enforcement sting operation.

  • Sexual battery: The act of making unwanted and sexually offensive contact with an intimate body part of another person or causing another person to believe that such an act will occur. This crime is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
  • Rape: The act of sexual intercourse involving vaginal or anal penetration accomplished with a male or female who is not the spouse of the perpetrator and who may be of the same or the opposite sex as the perpetrator. Depending on the severity of your alleged offense and if aggravating factors are present, you may face a felony punishable by 15 years to life in prison.
  • Obscenity and indecent exposure: Obscenity is viewed as content containing lewd, filthy, or disgusting words or pictures, as well as indecent materials or depictions. Since obscene material is primarily based on opinion and cultural standards (which change frequently), the legal process is not typically straightforward and clear-cut. Indecent exposure involves someone lewdly exposing their person or genitals in any public place or in any place where other people are present or nearby who would likely be offended or annoyed.
    • If convicted of either crime, you may have to register as a sex offender and suffer a felony charge punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
  • Internet sex crimes: It’s illegal to use a computer to commit any crime involving minors, including sex crimes such as child pornography and child sexual abuse. If convicted of this felony offense, you could face up to 5 years in prison.

Arrested for a Sex crime? For the sake of your freedom and your future, do not delay.
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California Sex Crime Defense Attorney

Throughout your sex crimes case, we are committed to protecting your constitutional rights. As soon as you retain our defense attorney to advocate for your best interests, we can provide thorough and trustworthy legal counsel at every stage. With over seventy years of combined experience, our attorneys have what it takes to succeed.

 Consult with a defense attorney at our firm to learn how we can help mitigate the impact of accusations, charges, and a possible conviction. The sooner you have one of our attorneys on your side, the more favorable outcome options you will have.

Know Your Rights & Retain Qualified Legal Counsel

During this difficult time, one thing is certain: you should seek legal counsel immediately. If you are aware of rumors or an investigation regarding allegations of a sex crime, you should not wait to take action. Your freedom and future are in jeopardy if you have been arrested and charged with a sexual offense, so act immediately.

Even if you have not been formally charged with a sex crime, the public knowledge of such accusations can damage your reputation, as sex offenders are viewed in an extremely negative light by society. Our sex crimes defense attorneys can advise you on how to minimize the harm caused by your situation. If your case is likely to be discussed in the media or on social media, we can assist in protecting your reputation and upholding the presumption of innocence until proven guilty. Now is the best time to get familiar with your legal rights to prevent any infringements. Such rights include:

Now is the best time to get familiar with your legal rights to best prevent any infringements. Such rights include:

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Questions To Ask When Choosing Your Criminal Defense Attorney

A convicted sex offender living in California may have restrictions on where they live. These people cannot live within certain distance restrictions from schools and child parks. Generally, they are not allowed near a place where most children stay. Violation of this law is a misdemeanor.

Tier 1 crimes include but are not limited to indecent exposure (Penal Code 314), misdemeanor child pornography (Penal Code 311.11), misdemeanor oral copulation (Penal Code 288a), and misdemeanor sexual battery (Penal Code 243.4). Tier 2 requires registration as a sex offender for 20 years or 10 years for minors.

California does require disclosure of online names. In it, sex offenders are required to disclose their internet identifiers. This includes names they use for social networks, their email addresses, and any names they use to send instant messages.

Make Sure You Hire a Reliable Criminal Defense Attorney

When you are facing criminal charges, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney you can trust. Kareem has been practicing criminal law for more than a decade and is one of the most trusted and highly rated attorneys. Whether you need help with a domestic violence case, felony and misdemeanor cases, theft crimes, or any other criminal charges, call Kareem Law APC for excellent legal representation. Kareem is a compassionate criminal lawyer who will protect your rights, guide you through every step of the process, provide you with the legal counsel you deserve, and fight hard to obtain optimal results. Call today at (888)-506-6519 or use our online contact form to schedule contact with a seasoned criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles.



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Attorney Kareem uses his training and experience as a former prosecutor to defend clients throughout Los Angeles and San Bernardino. If you are arrested or charged with a criminal offense, you need someone with experience to defend and protect your rights. Call Kareem.
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