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Orange County Sex Crimes Attorney

Aggressive Counsel Throughout Your Sex Crime Case

Sex crimes are serious offenses that carry severe penalties. Not only could a conviction result in criminal punishments, such as prison or jail time, but it can also lead to a sex offender registration requirement. Being charged with a sex offense can be frightening and stressful, as you may not be familiar with the criminal justice process and you're facing an unknown outcome. That's why it's crucial to have a Orange County sex crime attorney in your corner who will guide you through the complexities of the system and help you understand your legal options.

At The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman, Attorney Jacqueline Goodman has extensive experience handling various sex crime cases and has obtained favorable outcomes for past clients. She has also been the stand-alone Vice-Chair of Sex Crimes Defense Seminar for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers since 2016. When you choose her for your defense, you know you'll have an advocate with a track record of success on your side. Attorney Goodman knows your future and freedom are on the line. That is why she will never treat you like just another case, and because the firm is small, you won't be passed off to someone who does not have intimate knowledge of your circumstances.

Facing charges for a sex crime? For a Orange County sex crime attorney ready to fight on your behalf, call our firm at (866) 294-8952 today.

What Is a Sex Crime?

In California, there are various statutes concerning different sex crimes. These offenses aren't just those that involve sexual conduct; unwanted touching of a person's intimate parts is also unlawful.

At The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman, Attorney Goodman provides effective defense for a variety of sex crimes, including, but not limited to:

  • Child pornography: It is illegal to possess, distribute, duplicate, or advertise an image, video, or other material depicting a person under 18 years of age engaged in a sex act.
  • Human trafficking: The statute concerning this offense makes it unlawful for a person to force or persuade a person or child to perform commercial sexual conduct.
  • Prostitution: If a person solicits or agrees to participate in sexual conduct in exchange for money, they are violating this law.
  • Rape: In California, if a person has sex with someone who did not consent to the act, they may be charged with this offense.
  • Sexual abuse: A person commits sexual abuse if they engage in sexual conduct with another with the intent to injure or harm them.
  • Sexual assault: Making unwanted physical contact with another person's intimate parts is illegal.
  • Statutory rape: Having sex with a person of a specific age is unlawful, even if they gave consent.

How Are Sex Crimes Punished in California?

In California, sex crimes are charged as either misdemeanors or felonies. That means a person could be looking at jail or prison time, as well as a fine. The exact punishments depend on the specifics of the case. For instance, a misdemeanor sexual assault charge can be penalized by up to 6 months in jail, whereas a felony results in up to 4 years in prison. A person found guilty of rape could be looking at up to 13 years behind bars.

Many sex crimes also result in a mandatory sex offender registration requirement. That means the individual would have to submit to a law enforcement agency their personal information, which may be accessible to the public. The length of time they must do this depends on the offense they were convicted of, but in the most severe cases, it could be a lifetime requirement.

Get the Legal Defense You Need

When you're charged with a sex crime in Orange County, the state must prove your guilt. Although the prosecutor might have evidence against you, pleading guilty to the crime is not your only option. Reach out to Attorney Jacqueline Goodman to speak with her about your situation and begin developing a legal strategy to fight the accusations.

If you were arrested for a sex crime, schedule your free consultation today by calling (866) 294-8952 or contacting us online.

Why Hire Attorney Goodman?

  • Dedicated to Criminal Defense for 20+ Years
  • Successful Trial Track Record
  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist
  • Named on the Wall of Recognition at the National Constitution Center
  • Rated 10.0 Superb on Avvo
  • Admitted to Argue Cases Before the United States Supreme Court

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A Track Record of Success

Recent Case Results
  • Case Dismissed Car Accident

    Car accident, no license, speeding (filed by Anaheim City Attorney).

  • Case Dismissed Child Endangerment / Cruelty

    Penal Code 273a(b) Child endangerment/cruelty.

  • Case Dismissed Child Molestation

    Child molestation: Felony.

  • Probation Terminated Early Commercial Burglary

    Commercial burglary probation violation: dismissed, no violation found.

  • Case Dismissed Contempt of Court Order

    Contempt of court order by a gang member.

  • Case Dismissed CSA Case
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  • Case Dismissed Driving on a Suspended License

    Driving on a suspended license (Suspended for DUI).

  • Case Dismissed Drunk / Urinate in Public
  • Misdemeanor Assault & Battery Forcible Sodomy

    Settled for misdemeanor assault and battery with no sex offender registration and no sex offender counseling.