Some examples of sexually-related crimes consist of rape, statutory rape, unlawful touching of a minor, forced sexual acts, possession of child pornography, indecent exposure, inappropriate touching, human trafficking, and pimping and pandering. These crimes carry extremely serious penalties, including life in prison, depending on the crime. In addition to prison sentences, many sex-related crimes carry lifetime sex registration, pursuant to Penal Code 290. This sex registration requirement will permanently affect your residency as there are many prohibitions on where a sex registrant can live. Most police departments have big budgets and specially trained officers who handle sex related crimes. These officers work hand in hand with the district attorney when investigating and prosecuting cases.
While these crimes are among the most serious, there are many situations where people are wrongly accused. Many of these cases are based entirely on the word of one person when nobody else sees anything. If you are facing charges of a sex crime, you should immediately contact the lawyers at Jackson Law as we have successfully defended against many serious sex crimes, including rape, statutory rape, human trafficking, pimping and pandering, child pornography, and unlawful touching of a minor.
If you are being investigated for a criminal offense, or have been charged with a criminal offense, and want to know how to best proceed, please contact the attorneys at Jackson Law online or call Jackson Law at 650-587-8556.