SEX CRIME ATTORNEY IN FRESNO
TYPES OF SEX CRIMES
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:
- Statutory rape
- Sexual abuse
- Sexual assault
- Unlawful sexual intercourse
- Carnal abuse of children
- Indecent exposure
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)).
A CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER COULD HELP
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. 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. Take action today by contacting a Fresno criminal defense attorney from Sawl Law Group.
CONSULT WITH A FRESNO SEX CRIME LAWYER
For more than 20 years, 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. An attorney from our firm could review your case for free and provide you with comprehensive options, so call today to schedule a consultation. The sooner you hire a lawyer from Sawl Law Group, the more time we can dedicate to building your case. Contact us today!