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Have You Been Accused of a Sex Crime?

By The Law Office of Stephen G. Rodriguez & Associates  Apr. 29, 2011 2:56p

Sex crimes involve forcing another person to engage in a sexual act without their consent. Sex crimes include rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, molestation, and prostitution, possession of child pornography, and distribution of child pornography, internet sex crimes, pimping, spousal rape, indecent exposure, statutory rape and more.

Being accused of a sex crime is extremely embarrassing and can make a person feel violated. Having your very private matters displayed publicly for others to form a judgment, and smeared across town, or in the cases of sex offender registration, spread nationally, is difficult for anybody to have to contend with. If you have been accused of a sex crime, it is extremely important that you secure legal representation from a criminal defense attorney at the onset of your investigation.

Sex crimes are unique, in that not only will a conviction bring criminal penalties, but it will also directly affect your reputation. Certain sex crimes require mandatory sex offender registration, which means that your picture, your name, your home address and what you were convicted for, will be public information. A sex crime conviction may also dictate where you can live and, what distance you must keep from school grounds and parks. Sex offender registration will certainly have a negative impact on your employment pursuits and it can affect your relationships with your friends and your neighbors.

Most sex crimes are committed by men, however men can be victims of sex crimes as well, especially when they were adolescents or in institutional settings. In many cases, sex crime allegations are in fact false and can be a challenge to prove. People, especially women, frequently make false accusations in a bitter divorce or highly charged child custody battle, in hopes that a conviction will make it less likely for the father to gain custody of the child in a family dispute.

Los Angeles and South Bay Sex Crime Lawyer

If you have been accused of a sex crime, it is vital that you seek legal representation from a Los Angeles sex crime attorney from the Law Office of Stephen G. Rodriguez & Associates. If convicted, you could be facing stiff fines and years behind bars. When your reputation, your freedom and your future are at stake, you deserve a strong legal defense fighting on your behalf!

Contact a Los Angeles and South Bay sex crime lawyer from our firm for a free initial consultation.

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