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If you or a loved one has been charged with a sex crime, it could not be a more dangerous situation with regard to the potential for incarceration. State prosecutors are intent on getting convictions in these cases, as is their duty, and will go the distance to gain evidence that they believe will lead to a conviction. If convicted, you have the real possibility of prison time, as well as the requirement of being registered as a sex offender when you are finally released. This essentially will destroy your personal and professional reputation forever, and it is vital that defense actions are taken immediately. Contact a Sacramento criminal lawyer immediately if you have been accused of any kind of sex crime.Solicitation
There are a variety of new activities that law enforcement is engaging in to identify and arrest those who are involved in solicitation, including reviewing ads on Craig's List and other internet sites that could be used for selling sexual acts. If you are accused of solicitation, you need to ensure that you have aggressive, quality legal counsel to represent you and fight for your defense.Prostitution
Any person who is accused of making an agreement with another person to engage in a sexual act or prostitution could be charged with prostitution . The Sacramento community is concerned with eradicating prostitution from certain areas, and there are a variety of sting operations that can lead to an arrest.Public Indecency
California has an indecent exposure law that has been on the law books for over 100 years, remaining virtually unchanged. Penal Code §314 can impose penalties that could cause you serious trouble in the future, even if you were engaged in a prank, you were innocent, or the accuser has made false accusations against you.Child Pornography
Under federal law § 2256, child pornography is defined as any visual depiction of a person under the age of 18 engaged in sexually explicit conduct. These crimes include the production, possession or distribution of any photograph, film, video, or those that are stored electronically on a computer that could be converted into a visual image. These are felony charges, most often with one charge filed for every individual image found , either at the state or federal level, based upon the circumstances in the case.Rape
If you have been accused of the crime of rape, the potential for a long prison sentence in state prison in a conviction is likely. Criminal sexual misconduct is treated very harshly under current state law, and any person accused of this crime, whether innocent, falsely accused, a case of mistaken identity, or a consensual act that was later claimed to have been forced, you need legal representation from an exceptional trial lawyer immediately.How a Sacramento Criminal Attorney Can Help
Whatever the specific criminal charges which are against you, one thing that remains the same is that the penalties will be life-altering. Being convicted of a sex crime means that you could be facing time in jail or in a state prison. You will also have to deal with heavy monetary fines as well. Counseling sessions at the individual's expense may also be mandated by the court. Out of all these penalties, however, perhaps the one which will have the longest effect on the individual is the sex offender registration.
Every person convicted of a sex crime is required to register every year. There will be a list open to the public with the individual's name, address, photograph, and the details of their crime. Not only will the individual have to deal with the stigma of a sex crime, but it could affect where they can get a job and where they could live. To avoid this from happening to you, you need to ensure you have a strong legal advocate on your side every step of the way! Contact a Sacramento criminal defense attorney from the firm at once if you've been accused of any type of sex crime. We are here to defend your case in court.