Sex crimes can be some of the most complicated cases for an attorney to handle considering the multitude of gray area that can be present in these cases. Take the accusations against performer Bill Cosby, for example. Numerous women accuse Cosby of sexual assault, but Cosby's wife has stated that the women consensually committed to engaging in sexual acts with Cosby. Since there are usually no witnesses to these acts, a sex crimes case may be dependent on what each person says to the court. This is why anyone accused of a sex crimes needs an attorney. In the game of he-said, she-said, you cannot sacrifice your future!
Was I Accused Of a Sex Crime?
A sex crime is generally defined as an unwanted sexual act committed to another person by risk of force or threat, or with a partner that is not legally able to consent to the act. However, some consensual sex acts are considered to be illegal and other, such as child pornography, may not involve sexual contact at all. In California, it is illegal to touch the intimate parts of another person for sexual abuse, arousal, or gratification, and can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony crime.
Types of crimes that are considered sex crimes include:
If convicted of a sex crime, the accused is labeled a sexual offender, and will likely face jail time and fines. This places their name, face, and other identifying information on the state and federal sex offender registry. In addition, prohibition is placed on the places they can go, where they can live, and the types of employment they can hold. With so many rights infringed upon by a sex crime conviction, those accused of this crime will find it in their best interests to retain serious defense as soon as possible. A jilted former lover or angry ex-spouse should not be able to ruin your life! The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, a firm of criminal defense attorneys in San Diego, can stand by your side. Contact our office for a free consultation and get started!