Bakersfield Sex Crimes Attorney
Have You Been Charged With a Sex Offense in California?
If you have been charged with a sex crime, you have probably already considered the substantial destruction it could have on your future. In fact, you may already be suffering from some of that now. The penalties that could accompany a conviction could destroy both your personal life and your professional career. Whether you have been falsely accused or not, you should immediately seek the services of a Bakersfield criminal defense lawyer at Humphrey & Thompson.
Bakersfield is known as one of the toughest places to be accused of a crime. At our firm, our legal team is proud of the fact that we are known for working hard and winning tough cases. We will do the work necessary to know the judges, attorneys, and systems that may oppose us in defending your case. We have valuable experience in dealing with cases like yours.
Our firm understands the life-altering consequences that a sex crime charge carries. Schedule a case review and start building your defense with a Bakersfield sex crime lawyer!
What Is Considered a Sex Crime in California?
Some sex crimes in California include:
- Sexual abuse
There are many more. Sex with a person under the age of 18 is illegal, even though it may have been consensual. The unusual thing about a sex crime is that under many circumstances, no actual act of sex need occur for one to be charged with and convicted of a sex crime. An example of this would be internet sex crimes.
Penalties for Sex Crimes
In the state of California, many acts can be considered a sex crime. A sex crime in California is classified as a criminal act that involves the unlawful physical content of a sexual nature. You will be charged with either a misdemeanor or a felony based on where the crime occurred, the ages of those involved, and if there was the possibility of children being exposed to the act.
Sex Offender Registry
If convicted of a serious sex crime, California law mandates that your name be placed in the sex offender registry. The sex offender registry is online database that has your name, age, distinguishing characteristics and details about the crime that you were convicted of. This label can remain with you for life and will seriously affect your employment opportunities in the future, not to mention your personal and professional reputation.
Bakersfield Sex Crime Defense
A challenging aspect of sex crime cases is that the charges could be based upon the testimony of a single alleged victim. It is not uncommon for false charges to be made by jealous individuals, who may or may not understand the destruction that can be caused. You want a lawyer on your side that only has your best interests in mind and also has the knowledge and experience to give you the best possible defense.
Our attorney will listen to your side of the story and will investigate every possible piece of evidence to get you the best possible outcome. With years of experience and many successful cases, our firm will give your case the attention to detail it needs to be successful. Trust a lawyer that puts your future first and keeps you informed every step of the way.
I will fight for your future and freedom. Schedule a consultation and see how I can defend you!