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BREA SEX CRIME ATTORNEY

Comprehensive Defense Strategies for Sex Crime Charges
in Brea, CA

If you have been accused of any type of sex crime, the consequences can be dire. You may be facing jail or prison time, fines, and mandatory registration as a sex offender, all of which could adversely impact your future prospects for employment, housing, and other opportunities. It is imperative that you contact a skilled Brea sex crime lawyer to protect your rights in these high-stakes scenarios. 

The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman is dedicated to offering aggressive yet compassionate defense representation for those who have been accused of sex crimes. As a Certified Criminal Law Specialist who has served as the Vice-Chair of the Sex Crimes Defense Seminar for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers since 2016, Attorney Goodman has what it takes to obtain favorable outcomes in difficult cases. No matter what you have been accused of, she can listen to your side of the story, assess your unique circumstances, provide tailored legal advocacy, and fight to protect your future.

Free, confidential consultations are available, so discuss your defense options with Attorney Goodman today by calling (714) 266-3945or filling out an online contact form.

SOMETIMES BAD THINGS HAPPENTO GOOD PEOPLE You Need Jacqueline On Your Side

I am committed to providing my clients with the trusted counsel and aggressive defense they deserve. I believe in redemption and helping people get second chances. I devote a significant portion of my practice to criminal justice reform and I have provided pro bono representation in impact litigation to change the laws to benefit every Californian.

No one is perfect, and everyone has flaws. A mistake should not define you, and our Orange County criminal defense attorney is ready to fight to protect your future, no matter the charges. Attorney Jacqueline Goodman is here to get you out of this difficult situation and put you back in the position you were in before your trouble started!

SEX CRIMES WE HANDLE IN CALIFORNIA

California law prohibits many forms of sexual misconduct, including but not limited to rape and other forms of unwanted or forced sexual contact. In some circumstances, a person can be charged with lewd conduct for engaging in certain types of consensual behavior in public areas. A conviction for any kind of sex crime will damage your personal and professional reputation, which is why you should hire a seasoned Brea sex crime attorney to represent you as soon as you learn you are under investigation or have been arrested.

The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman is prepared to represent individuals charged with many types of sex crimes, including:

  • Rape. Rape is defined as non-consensual sexual intercourse between two people and is typically committed through force, exploitation, manipulation, and/or disregarding a victim's inability to give meaningful consent.
  • Statutory rape. Statutory rape involves a person engaging in sexual relations with a minor (someone younger than 18) who by law is not able to provide meaningful consent.
  • Sexual assault. Sexual assault refers to physical, intimate contact without another person's consent, which can include inappropriate touching, fondling, or any other kind of non-consensual contact of a sexual nature.
  • Human trafficking. Human trafficking occurs when someone is coerced and forced to undergo commercial sexual conduct against their will for the benefit of another individual. This offense often involves threats, intimidation tactics, economic deprivation, and/or blackmailing to control victims.
  • Child pornography. Someone can be charged with child pornography if they possess or play any role in creating, distributing, or advertising images that depict anyone under the age of 18 engaging in activity of a sexual nature.
  • Prostitution. A person can be charged with prostitution if they agree to engage in sexual activity for money.
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    PROBATION VIOLATION

    PC 1203.2 Committing a new crime or violating any term or condition of probation.

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    ATTEMPTED MURDER OF POLICE OFFICER

    Los Angeles Arrest Pre-filing representation on Attempted murder of police officer, assault with a deadly weapon upon a police officer.

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    CONTEMPT OF COURT ORDER

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    CHILD SEX ABUSE CASE

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ANAHEIM, CA DUI ATTORNEY FAQ'S

Brea, CA
  • Is a White Collar Crime a Federal Offense?

    White-collar crimes can be charged as federal offenses for several reasons, primarily due to the nature of these offenses and the impact they can have on national or interstate commerce. Here are some reasons why white-collar crimes often fall under federal jurisdiction:

    • Interstate Commerce: Many white-collar crimes involve activities that cross state lines or have a substantial impact on interstate commerce. The federal government has jurisdiction over such cases because it has the authority to regulate and oversee interstate commerce.
    • National or International Scope: White-collar crimes often transcend state boundaries and may have a national or even international scope. Federal agencies, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), are better equipped to handle cases that extend beyond individual state jurisdictions.
    • Specialized Federal Agencies: Federal agencies are often specialized and have the expertise and resources to investigate and prosecute complex financial crimes. For example, the SEC deals with securities fraud, while the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) focuses on tax-related offenses.
    • Protection of Federal Programs and Institutions: Some white-collar crimes involve fraud or corruption against federal programs, agencies, or institutions. Fraudulent activities targeting government programs or funds may lead to federal charges.
    • Uniform Application of Laws: The federal legal system provides a uniform set of laws and regulations that can be applied consistently across the entire country. This helps ensure a standardized approach to prosecuting and sentencing white-collar offenders.
    • Global Financial Markets: Crimes such as securities fraud or insider trading often affect global financial markets. The federal government is better positioned to address these issues, working in coordination with international law enforcement agencies.
    • Complexity and Resources: White-collar crimes are often intricate, involving complex financial transactions, extensive paper trails, and sophisticated schemes. Federal law enforcement agencies typically have the resources, expertise, and jurisdiction to handle such intricate cases.
    • Deterrence and Public Trust: Federal prosecution of white-collar crimes is seen as a deterrent, sending a strong message that the government takes financial misconduct seriously. It helps maintain public trust in financial institutions and markets.
  • What is the First Offense for Possession of a Controlled Substance in California?

    For the first offense of possessing a controlled substance in California, the charge has been reduced to a misdemeanor, thanks to Proposition 47. This law means you'll likely face a maximum sentence of up to one year in county jail and a fine of up to $1,000. However, the severity can still vary depending on the specific type and amount of drug possessed, with certain substances potentially enhancing the charge or adding additional penalties. Remember, this is just a general overview, and it's always best to consult with an attorney to assess your situation precisely.
  • Lewd acts with a minor
    Any sort of sex crime involving a child under the age of 14 can be classified as a violent crime, even when no force or threat is involved. It is a legal tactic adopted by California criminal courts to allow prosecutors to push for inordinately severe penalties against child sex offenders.

HOW ARE SEX CRIMES PUNISHED IN CALIFORNIA?

An individual convicted of a sex crime in California could face severe consequences, including incarceration and massive fines. Depending on the nature and severity of the offense, jail time could range from 6 months for most misdemeanors to 13 years for rape. Additionally, registering as a sex offender may be required, which means your criminal record will likely appear on background checks and may even be accessible to the public. 

The implications for a conviction of this nature can be devastating, potentially resulting in long-term loss of freedom, reputation-damage, and difficulty securing employment or housing opportunities. For all of these reasons, it is essential to seek out experienced legal representation from a trusted Brea sex crime lawyer who has an extensive understanding of effective criminal defense strategies. Attorney Goodman will work diligently to protect your rights and build an effective defense strategy tailored to your case. With the help of The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman, you have a better chance of obtaining a favorable outcome that minimizes the penalties associated with your charge.

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