Riverside Sex Crime Defense Attorney
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Nothing is more inflammatory or can bring as serious personal repercussions as being accused of a sex crime. Anyone accused of a sex crime immediately comes to the attention of the public, making it difficult for those who are innocent to protect their rights. In such cases, a Riverside sex crime attorney is essential in protecting your reputation and your freedom. At the Law Offices of Grech & Packer, we have 40 years of combined experience helping residents in the community to overcome sex crime charges.
Our Riverside sex crime lawyers seek to provide clients with highly experienced and seasoned defense lawyers working diligently on behalf of our clients. We honestly care about the outcome of each case we represent and about the welfare of our clients and their families. Our Riverside sex crime lawyers seek to inspire trust from our clients as we guide them through the dangerous criminal justice system in a sex crime accusation.
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Accused of a Sexual Offense in Riverside, CA?
Rooting out fact from fiction in sex crime allegations is the heart of our defense strategy. Law enforcement may seek a conviction based on easily available information provided by questionable sources. Our firm will thoroughly evaluate and investigate the facts, searching for the underlying truth that could assist in exonerating our clients. With over 100 jury trials in serious cases, our firm has the extensive experience necessary to overcome false allegations.
If you were arrested for a sex offense, you need a Riverside sex crime lawyer who understands every aspect of the law.
If you've been accused of a sexual offense, contact our Riverside sex crimes attorneys today!
Is a Sex Crime a Misdemeanor or a Felony?
Some sex crimes are felonies, while others are considered misdemeanors. Many sex crimes are considered "wobblers" in California. This means the crime may be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony, at the discretion of the prosecution or court. Factors considered are the severity of the crime, any injuries inflicted, the age of the victim or victims, and the length of time during which repeated crimes were committed.
California Penalties for a Sex Crime
The penalties for sex crimes vary depending on the crime and the ruling of the court. It is important to note, however, that penalties for sex crimes are generally very harsh. Jail or prison time can result, including life imprisonment. What is worse, a person may have to register on a state or national sex offender registry if convicted. Certain California laws prohibit a judge from showing leniency in some circumstances.
Violent sexual crimes, such as those listed below, can result in misdemeanor or felony charges, depending on the circumstances of the case:
Wobbler Sex Crimes in California
In California, these types of crimes are known as "wobblers," being charged as misdemeanors or felonies. In the majority of the U.S., prostitution and solicitation are against the law. To give a sexual act in exchange for money or to request or offer money can both be punished by law. You could have to spend time in jail as well as permanently register as a sex offender.
Our Riverside sex crime attorney can also help defend you against:
- Indecent exposure
- Lewd conduct
- Internet stings
Are Those Convicted of “Minor” Sex Crimes Still Required to Register as a Sex Offender?
Convictions for most sex crimes require lifetime registration as a sex offender, even if some of those crimes may be considered "minor". Crimes related to minors include: child molestation, child pornography, and statutory rape. As these do involve children under the age of eighteen, those convicted will face harsh penalties. The help that Grech & Packer can offer is invaluable in attempting to prevent such a grave consequence.
Does a Convicted Juvenile Have to Register as a Sex Offender?
Convicted minors are required to register for certain offenses. If the charges were addressed in a juvenile court, the registrant cannot be publicly disclosed on the official website listing sex offenders. Local law enforcement agencies may still choose to notify the public of these offenders if they deem that there is sufficient risk to do so.
If you have been or may be charged with a sex crime, it is imperative that you contact a Riverside sex crime attorney immediately. Even if you have not yet been charged but are under investigation or are suspected of a sex crime, it is vital you waste no time in obtaining legal representation. A Riverside sex crimes lawyer can help to make sure your rights are protected and may be able to prevent the filing of false charges altogether. If charges have already been filed, you will need competent legal representation.
Our Riverside sex crime attorneys are committed to standing up for our clients during this emotional and frightening time. Our goal is to provide you with outstanding legal counsel which can result in your charges being reduced or even dismissed. If trial is necessary, our years of practice in the courtroom is a distinct advantage for our clients who will need a well-presented and compelling defense.
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