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FULLERTON SEX CRIME ATTORNEY

Dedicated Counsel for Sex Crimes in Fullerton and the Surrounding Areas

Have you been accused of a sex crime? Your freedom, reputation, and even your ability to access housing and employment may be at stake. These offenses are prosecuted aggressively in California, and the penalties can include jail or prison time, fines, and mandatory sex offender registration. You should not face these allegations or criminal charges without the help of a Fullerton sex crime lawyer. A seasoned legal professional can provide the guidance and advocacy you need to successfully navigate the criminal justice system and protect your future. 

Attorney Jacqueline Goodman has served as the Vice-Chair of the Sex Crimes Defense Seminar for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers since 2016, and she has devoted much of The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman’s resources to fighting for the rights of individuals accused of these serious crimes. She and the firm’s team are committed to fighting for the underdog. If you choose Attorney Goodman to take on your defense, you can expect tenacious, results-oriented representation built on decades of experience. You can also count on clear communication, compassionate support, and sound advice from start to finish.

Do not wait to discuss your defense options after learning about a sex crime accusation. Fill out an online contact form or call (714) 266-3945 to request a free, confidential consultation today.

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!

WHAT CONSTITUTES A SEX CRIME IN CALIFORNIA?

In California, an individual can face criminal prosecution for a wide range of sex-related offenses. Unlawful sexual acts such as sexual contact without the other person's consent, engaging in prostitution or solicitation, and committing statutory rape are just a few of the acts prohibited under state law.

The Fullerton sex crime attorney at The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman is prepared to handle cases involving many types of offenses, including:

  • Sexual assault. Sexual assault occurs when one person acts without the consent of another and engages in physical contact with their intimate parts. This includes groping, fondling, or any other form of nonconsensual touching. 
  • Rape. Rape is defined as nonconsensual sexual intercourse between two people. It involves penetration of another person’s body without their consent, either by force, exploitation, manipulation, or ignoring a person’s inability to consent. 
  • Statutory rape. Statutory rape refers to scenarios where someone engages in sexual relations with a minor (someone under the age of 18). California law recognizes that minors are unable to give meaningful consent due to their young age.
  • Sexual abuse. Sexual abuse is the intentional infliction of harm or injury to an individual through unwanted sexual contact. It can take many forms, including touching someone's intimate parts without consent, forcing someone to engage in a sexual act they do not want to perform, or manipulating someone into engaging in a sexual act against their will.
  • Human trafficking. Human trafficking is a form of exploitation in which victims are coerced or forced into performing commercial sexual conduct against their will. This can involve threats, intimidation tactics, economic deprivation, blackmailing victims, and more in order to control them and manipulate them into participating in activities against their will for financial gain.
  • Prostitution. Prostitution involves offering or agreeing to engage in sexual activity for monetary payment.
  • Child pornography. It is unlawful to possess, distribute, duplicate, or advertise any material that depicts a person under 18 years old engaged in a sex act.
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    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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ANAHEIM, CA DUI ATTORNEY FAQ'S

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  • 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.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE PENALTIES FOR A SEX CRIME CONVICTION IN CALIFORNIA?

Sex crimes are some of the most serious offenses in California, and a conviction can carry severe penalties with lifelong effects. Penalties for misdemeanors usually involve up to 6 months behind bars, while felonies can result in up to 4 years in prison. For more serious offenses such as rape, convictions can lead to sentences ranging from 13 years or longer. Additionally, individuals convicted of sex crimes in California must register as sex offenders with law enforcement agencies. This information is often publicly accessible, making it difficult for individuals to rebuild their lives after a conviction.

The consequences of a sex crime conviction can last long after an individual has completed a jail or prison sentence. Someone convicted of a sex crime will likely have difficulty securing housing or employment opportunities due to their status as a registered sex offender. For this reason alone, it is essential that anyone accused of these crimes seeks qualified legal counsel from an experienced Fullerton sex crime lawyer who can help them protect their rights and minimize the potential consequences of a conviction.

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