Orange County Sex Crime Lawyer
Sexual offenses are among the most serious crimes. If you are convicted
of a sex crime in Orange County, you could be facing serious penalties.
For access to immediate defense, contact an Orange County
criminal defense lawyer from the firm. There are a wide variety of illegal acts categorized
as sexual offenses, including the following:
Rape: This is a type of sexual assault. The penalties are detailed in the California
Penal Code § 261-269. According to the law, "rape is an act
of sexual intercourse accomplished with a person not the spouse of the
perpetrator, under [a variety of] circumstances."
Statutory rape: Laws against statutory rape are outlined in § 261.5 of the penal
code. This crime involves sex with a minor (someone under the age of 18),
regardless of consent.
Sexual battery: Battery is any type of unlawful physical force from one person upon another.
Therefore, sexual battery can include rape and other violent sexual encounters
Child molestation: The sexual abuse of a child, someone under the age of 18, is called child
molestation. A convicted offender will have to register as a sex offender
on the state and national registry.
Lewd conduct/Indecent Exposure: This crime may be broadly defined, but almost always includes a "lewd"
exhibition in public or to an individual without their consent. This can
include exposing genitalia or other organs for the purpose of sexual stimulation.
Prostitution/ Pimping: It is illegal to sell sex or sexual favors in the state of California,
especially as an organized business. It is also illegal, according to
§ 261.9 of the Penal Code, to seek the sexual services of a prostitute.
If you have been charged with any of the above crimes or any other sexual
crime, it is very important that you speak with an Orange County sex crime
attorney right away to begin your defense. Certain sexual crimes can be
categorized as felonies – depending upon the circumstances of your
case, you could end up facing years in prison, serious fines, sex offender
registration and other harsh penalties.
Sex offender registry is required for all convicted sex offenders for varying degrees of time
that are intended to fit the nature of the crime. For more information
on the sex offender registry, view the
California Penal Code § 290-294. As a registered sex offender, you could be forced to report your location
and other information to law enforcement agents for the rest of your life.
Additionally, if you have a felony conviction on your record, you could
face many difficulties in your life – such as difficulties obtaining
housing, employment, loans and schooling.
Strong Criminal Defense for Severe Charges
At The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman, they are fully prepared to investigate
and research every aspect of your case in order to provide you with a
solid defense that is targeted at giving you the best chance at a positive
outcome. No attorney can guarantee results, but their legal team has invaluable
and vital years of experience in successfully helping individuals through
all types of sex crime cases in California.
They are skilled, experienced and aggressive and will fight tirelessly
to uphold your rights throughout your case. You will never be shuffled
from associate to associate and you will always be able to
speak with the lawyer handling your case. Mr. Bridgman believes that every client deserves the
best defense and due process. That is why he and his team are dedicated
to providing you with the service you need.