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Orange County Sexual Assault Lawyer

Get the Legal Defense You Need to Fight Your Charges

Sexual assault is a serious offense, a conviction for which includes incarceration and fines. Not only that, but a person found guilty of this crime may be required to register as a sex offender. If you've been accused of sexual assault, having a skilled attorney on your side can have a substantial impact on the outcome of your case.

When you need serious and dedicated criminal defense for a sexual assault charge, turn to The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman. Attorney Jacqueline Goodman has extensive experience providing defense to individuals facing misdemeanor and felony charges and has obtained favorable outcomes for past clients. When she takes on a case, she thoroughly examines the facts to identify weaknesses in the prosecution's accusations. Attorney Goodman will deliver personalized and results-oriented defense to fight your charges.

If you're ready to discuss your case during a free consultation, call (714) 733-1737.

What Constitutes Sexual Assault in California?

California's law on sexual assault (also referred to as sexual battery) is different from statutes concerning rape in that it does not involve sexual intercourse. Rather, a person commits the offense of sexual assault when they touch, or make physical contact with, the intimate parts of another person.

According to California Penal Code 243.4 PC, intimate parts include:

  • Sexual organs,
  • Anus,
  • Groin,
  • Buttocks, and
  • Breasts (of females only)

What Acts Are Prohibited Under the Law?

California's law concerning sexual assault criminalizes various types of conduct.

It is illegal for a person to touch the intimate parts of another when they are:

  • Unlawfully restrained
  • Institutionalized for medical treatment
  • Unconscious to the actual reason for the touching

Furthermore, a person could be accused of committing sexual assault if they make someone masturbate or touch the intimate parts of someone else.

For an offense to be illegal under the law, the alleged victim must not have consented to the touching, and the contact must have been done for the purposes of sexual gratification, sexual arousal, or sexual abuse.

What Are the Penalties for Sexual Assault?

In California, sexual assault is a wobbler offense, which means it can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony.

A person convicted of this offense could be punished as follows:

  • Misdemeanor: up to 6 months in prison and/or up to $2,000 in fines
  • Felony: 2, 3, or 4 years in prison and/or up to $2,000 in fines

Discuss Your Legal Options with The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman

If you've been charged with sexual assault, you may have many questions about what to expect during the process. Attorney Jacqueline Goodman will speak with you, one-on-one, to provide detailed answers and help you understand what defenses can be mounted on your behalf.

Let our Orange County lawyer help you navigate the complexities of the criminal justice process. Call (714) 733-1737 or fill out an online contact form to schedule a free consultation.

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    MISDEMEANOR SETTLEMENT

    MISDEMEANOR SETTLEMENT

    2ND DUI

    Misdemeanor on completion of community service - Felony 2nd DUI, under 21 with injury.

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    case dismissed

    CASE REJECTED

    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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    CASE
    REJECTED

    CASE REJECTED

    ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

    Strike felonies including assault with a deadly weapon - car with great bodily injury.

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    case dismissed

    Case dismissed

    CAR ACCIDENT

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

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    case dismissed

    Case dismissed

    CHILD ENDANGERMENT / CRUELTY

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

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    case dismissed

    Case dismissed

    CHILD MOLESTATION

    Child molestation: Felony.

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    PROBATION TERMINATED EARLY

    PROBATION TERMINATED EARLY

    COMMERCIAL BURGLARY

    Commercial burglary probation violation: dismissed, no violation found.

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    case dismissed

    Case dismissed

    CONTEMPT OF COURT ORDER

    Contempt of court order by a gang member.

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    Case dismissed

    Case dismissed

    CSA CASE

    CSA case dismissed.

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