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Huntington Beach Sex Crime Lawyer

HUNTINGTON BEACH SEX CRIME ATTORNEY

Being implicated in a sex crime in Huntington Beach, CA can be devastating to your reputation, your career, your family life, your standing in the community, and every other aspect of your existence in society. When the unimaginable happens and you’re accused of an unspeakable violation, it will be in your best interests to obtain the services of a skilled defense attorney as quickly as possible.

While everyone convicted of a crime in the United States has the right to be presumed innocent until guilt is proven, sex crimes often carry such a heavy social stigma that cases are tried in the so-called "court of public opinion" long before they ever reach a judge. Additionally, prosecutors will paint you in the worst possible light, which can be nearly traumatic when doing so involves sexual misconduct. They also have the full power and authority of the state behind them as they do so. Judges and juries, while technically bound by law to act in an impartial way, are also often predisposed to dislike anyone accused of a sex crime due to the heinous nature of the crime. It can be easy for a good prosecutor to convince them of your guilt, even if you are innocent of the crime.

While we all wish to believe that innocence and guilt, right and wrong, and fact and fiction are the only concepts that matter in a courtroom, this isn’t always the case. Your innocence alone may not be able to protect you when you are accused of sexual misconduct. The facts alone simply may not be enough for a case to reach its proper conclusion. DNA evidence has now proven significant numbers of false convictions in the history of California and other states. A quality legal defense may have greatly helped some of these people.

To overcome these issues, it is absolutely vital to have a highly skilled attorney who can persuade a jury to overcome their preconceptions and achieve justice. Jacqueline Goodman is the Huntington Beach criminal defense lawyer who will analyze your case in an empathetic and non-judgmental way. She will then develop a completely personalized strategy to get you and your family through this extremely stressful and embarrassing situation to achieve the best possible outcome.

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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 THE DEFENSE ATTORNEYS AT THE LAW OFFICE OF JACQUELINE GOODMAN CAN HELP WITH:

  • Assault: Sexual assault is one of the most serious sex crimes on the books and can consist of anything from particularly aggressive sexual harassment to rape or other forms of sexual violence.
  • Internet Sex Crimes: Internet sex crimes are an emergent legal field at the intersection of sex crimes and cybercrime. These cases can involve revenge pornography, extortion, cyberstalking, and a myriad of other new or delicate issues that will require a skilled legal expert to navigate effectively.
  • Child Pornography: From a societal standpoint, child pornography is one of the crimes that will get someone judged most harshly and quickly, perhaps second only to more direct sex crimes against minors. Someone trying to create a scapegoat or frame an enemy also knows this, however, and child pornography is one crime that someone can be framed for relatively easily, simply by finding an opportunity to transfer files from one device to another. The true culpability in child pornography cases can therefore become very cloudy. Prosecutors, in their rush to close cases, can sometimes find themselves in the business of scapegoating a scapegoat—a feedback cycle that can only be broken by the defense presenting adequate evidence.
  • Indecent Exposure: some crimes are technically on the books as “sex crimes” even though you can be convicted of them in a completely non-sexual context. For example, someone urinating in a public park due to an emergency and a lack of available restrooms might be observed by someone they didn’t know was watching. This would technically be a sex crime, but due to the circumstances, a skilled Huntington Beach criminal defense lawyer may be able to get charges reduced or changed so that they aren’t considered sex offenses on your lifetime record.

There are many other types of sex offenses, ranging from violent assaults to crimes conducted entirely through the internet. Attorney Jacqueline Goodman and her criminal defense team have the tools and experience to craft a defense for your case.

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    CHILD ENDANGERMENT / CRUELTY

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

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    CHILD MOLESTATION

    Child molestation: Felony.

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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

    Contempt of court order by a gang member.

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    CHILD SEX ABUSE CASE

    Child Sex Abuse case dismissed.

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SEX CRIME CASES FAQ'S

Huntington Beach, CA
  • What is the Process for Investigating a Sex Crime?
    As with any other crime, the exact process of investigation for a sex crime will depend on the nature of the crime, the circumstances, and the available evidence. Investigating a sex crime can involve scientific tools such as DNA tests and rape kits or more traditional investigatory tools such as witness interviews and physical evidence. If you are being asked to give information as part of a sex crime investigation, it may be in your best interests to solicit the services of a quality criminal defense lawyer before doing so.
  • Are There Prosecutors That Specialize in Sex Crimes?
    There are prosecuting attorneys that specialize in sex crime cases. In some larger markets, this will be a highly specialized position. In other courts, such as those in more rural or less populous areas, the prosecutor's office may only have one or two people who handle all types of cases. The particular court in which your case is tried can have a significant impact on your legal strategy.
  • What is Considered a Sex Crime in California?
    There is a long list of offenses that could meet the definition of sex crimes at the state or federal level, so it would be impossible to list every scenario exhaustively here. In California, a sex crime is very broadly defined as “any misdemeanor or felony of a sexual nature.” This means nearly any crime might conceivably be prosecuted as a sex crime if the perpetrator is harassing, vulgar, or violent in an explicitly sexual manner during the course of committing the crime. Because of this, judges have some leeway in subjectively determining the "sexuality" of any offense from case to case.
  • What Are Sex Crimes?

    Determining sex crimes is not totally subjective, nor is it left entirely up to the whims of judges. The California penal code is robust and sophisticated. While the definition of "sex crimes" itself is left rather open-ended, the Penal Code includes extremely specific legal definitions for many terms that come up regularly in the course of sex crimes cases, including:

    • Incest
    • Rape (and more specific charges such as statutory rape)
    • Consent (as specifically related to sexual activity)
    • Fondling
    • Stalking
    • Bigamy
    • Oral Copulation
    • “Crimes Against Nature”

    These definitions tend to be extremely specific and legally actionable to create solid guidelines for judges and court officials working on sex crime cases. For example, the section on "Bigamy, Incest, and the Crime against Nature" alone (as found in California Penal Code Chapter 1, Section 289) is nearly two full typed pages of bullet points. The exhaustive penal code spells out both the criteria for prosecuting such charges and the sentences associated with them.

THE LAW OFFICE OF JACQUELINE GOODMAN:

Your Trusted Partner for Beating Sex Crimes Charges

When you’re accused of unthinkable crimes, don’t develop a false sense of security, thinking that your innocence alone will lead the case to a correct outcome. We do know that false convictions occur in the United States, even for some of the most violent and high-profile crimes. Charges of any sex crime are taken very seriously. Jacqueline Goodman and her team of legal experts have the legal strategies and an intimate knowledge of the Huntington Beach courts that can be put to work immediately to protect your rights, your reputation, and your status as a free citizen. 

Contact us today for a no-judgment evaluation of your situation.

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