Sex Crime Attorney in Los Angeles, CA
Experienced Defense for Sex Crimes in Southern California
The mere accusation of having committed a sex crime can be devastating to your reputation, family relationships, job security, and more. Fighting back with a strong defense is critical to your well-being and future. Investigations and charges of sex crimes call for an exhaustive and determined effort by a competent sex crimes lawyer whose primary task is to help you achieve the best possible case result.
Committed Los Angeles Sex Crime Attorney Fighting for You
Castaneda Law, APC offers non-judgmental commitment and guidance throughout the criminal court process. Our Los Angeles sex crime lawyer believes everyone deserves the best defense possible, which includes investigating every fact, detail, and circumstance available. We painstakingly search for flaws, inconsistencies, and errors on the part of law enforcement as well as evidence favorable to you. Our belief in comprehensive preparation of cases has been a successful action in our many years of legal work and has paid off for many of our clients. That is why our Los Angeles criminal attorneys dedicate their time, talent, and skills wholeheartedly to creating the most effective defense strategy possible.
We don't invest in cases, we invest in people; you're not just a case file to us.
You are always treated as the most important person in the courtroom.
Attorney Sergio Castaneda graduated from UCLA Law, a top 20 law school.
We treat your case like it's personal to us. We're in this with you to the end.
What Are Sex Crimes in California?
Sex crimes consist of misdemeanors and felonies that involve any type of sexual activity from forcible rape to indecent exposure. Aside from jail or prison time along with stiff fines, conviction of a sex crime can lead to mandatory sex offender registration under California’s Meagan’s Law, often for life. As a registered sex offender, you will be subject to many restrictions with your information made available on the internet. If you are convicted of a felony sex crime, you are also obligated to disclose it when applying for a job and will be prohibited from possessing a gun.
Examples of California sex crimes include:
- Spousal rape
- Oral sex by force
- Sex acts with a child under the age of 10
- Possession, distribution, and production of child pornography
- Statutory rape
- Lewd acts with a child aged 15 or less
- Sexual battery
- Indecent exposure
- Lewd conduct in public
What is a Tier 1 Sex Offender in California?
In California, a Tier 1 sex offender is an individual convicted of a low-level sex offense. Generally, these offenses include those categorized as misdemeanors or low-level felonies. These offenses typically do not involve physical harm, force, or threat of force to the victim.
- Examples of Tier 1 sex offenses in California include indecent exposure and misdemeanor sexual battery.
What is a Tier 2 Sex Offender in California?
A Tier 2 sex offender is an individual convicted of a moderate or serious sex offense. These offenses can include physical harm, force, and threat of force to the victim.
- Examples of Tier 2 sex offenses in California include rape and lewd acts with a minor.
What is Jessica's Law in California?
Jessica's Law is a California law passed in 2006 which is focused on protecting minors from sexual predators. It sets mandatory minimum sentences for certain sex offenses committed against children, including life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for certain serious offenses. The law also requires that Tier 3 sex offenders be placed in global positioning system (GPS) monitoring for life and prohibits them from living within 2000 feet of schools or parks populated by children.
Contact Our Los Angeles Sex Crime Attorney Today
Sex crime accusations can often be based on falsehoods, half-truths, and other misleading statements. Our firm takes the time to thoroughly investigate every aspect of the state’s case against you in search of obtaining the whole story behind the charges you face. No matter how difficult or challenging your case may be, a Los Angeles sex crime lawyer at Castaneda Law, APC will not back down from providing exceptional professionalism in advocacy and representation.