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Fresno Sex Crimes Lawyer

30+ Years of Combined Legal Experience in Visalia, CA

Facing sex crime allegations can be frightening, stressful, and emotionally-overwhelming, especially after the start of the #MeToo movement. 

You could already be viewed as guilty by the public and the media, even before you are formally charged. Although hiring a Fresno criminal defense lawyer to handle your case may seem like a sign of guilt to others, but doing so ensure your rights and freedom are protected when facing false accusations.

If you or a loved one has been accused of a sex crime in Visalia or Fresno, California, our legal team at the Sawl Law Group is dedicated to helping you obtain the most favorable outcome in your criminal case. 

We can conduct a thorough investigation, collect evidence, and build an aggressive and effective defense strategy to either reduce the charges/penalties against you, obtain a not-guilt verdict, or get your entire case dismissed.

Do not hesitate to call our Fresno sex offense attorney today online or at (559) 205-7757 and schedule a free case review.

Types of Sex Crimes in California

California law is very severe when it comes to punishment for sex crimes.

California Penal Code § 261-294 list each of the following, among others, as a sex crime:

  • Rape
  • Statutory rape
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexual assault
  • Unlawful sexual intercourse
  • Prostitution
  • Carnal abuse of children
  • Indecent exposure

What are the Penalties for Sex Crimes?

Penalties for such crimes vary and can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. For example, indecent exposure (Pen. Code § 314) is a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months of imprisonment and a fine of up to $1,000 (Pen. Code Section 19). Rape of a child, on the other hand, is a felony punishable by 15 years to life (Pen. Code § 269(b)).

What is a Level 1 Sex Offender in California?

In California, a Level 1 sex offender is someone convicted of a relatively minor sex crime, such as most misdemeanors and some non-violent felonies. Level 1 offenders must register as sex offenders with their local law enforcement agency for a minimum of 10 years or five years for minors. 

Sex Offender Registry

After being charged with a sex crime, you could be faced with years or even decades in prison and have to register as a sex offender for life. The sex offender registry is online database that has your name, age, distinguishing characteristics and details about the crime that you were convicted of. You’ll be restricted regarding where you can live and work, and employers will be hesitant to hire you. A false conviction could turn your life upside down.

Defending Against False Accusations

Being accused of a sex crime can be devastating, especially if you are innocent. Our experienced Fresno sex crime lawyers understand the complexities of these cases and are dedicated to defending your rights. We have a proven track record of successfully representing clients who have been falsely accused of sex crimes.

Our legal team will thoroughly investigate the allegations against you, gather evidence, and build a strong defense strategy to protect your reputation and freedom. We will work tirelessly to uncover the truth and ensure that you receive a fair trial.

If you have been falsely accused of a sex crime, don't hesitate to contact the Sawl Law Group for aggressive and compassionate legal representation.

Let the Sawl Law Group Fight For You Today

The sooner you hire a lawyer from the Sawl Law Group, the more time we can dedicate to building your case. Our legal team has aggressively defended those who have been falsely accused of sex crimes. 

With more than 100 trial cases behind us, we have the knowledge and resources to provide the strongest possible defense on your behalf. A defense attorney from our firm could review your case for free and provide you with comprehensive options.

Contact us today at 559-205-7757 to learn about your available legal options from our Fresno sex crime defense attorneys.


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