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Newport Beach Sex Crime Lawyer

Newport Beach Sex Crime Attorney

Accused of a Sex Crime in Newport Beach, CA?

Sex crime convictions carry serious consequences. If you are convicted of a sex crime, you may be required to register as a sex offender, which can seriously hamper your ability to find housing and employment, as well as negatively impact your personal and professional relationships. 

Additionally, you may be sentenced to time in state prison or local jail, be required to pay significant fines, and face other long-term consequences. As such, if you are facing sex crime charges, you must reach out to an experienced sex crime defense attorney in Newport Beach as soon as possible.

At The Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman, we provide aggressive, compassionate legal representation to clients facing all types of sex crime charges. We understand that these cases can be highly complex and emotionally charged, and we are prepared to go the distance to protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome in your case.

For a confidential case evaluation, call our Newport Beach sex crime lawyer at (714) 266-3945 or submit an online contact form today.

Types of Sex Crimes We Handle

A sex crime is any criminal offense that involves sexual conduct or behavior that is non-consensual, exploitative, or illegal. These crimes can range from physical acts to non-physical offenses involving pornography or solicitation. 

In California, common types of sex crimes include:

  • Sexual Assault: This involves any unwanted sexual contact or behavior, including groping, fondling, or penetration, committed against a person without their consent.
  • Rape: Defined as non-consensual sexual intercourse, which can include vaginal, anal, or oral penetration, accomplished through force, coercion, or when the victim is incapacitated.
  • Statutory Rape: Involves sexual intercourse with a minor, even if the minor consents, as minors are legally unable to provide consent due to their age.
  • Child Molestation: Refers to any sexual activity involving a child, including inappropriate touching, fondling, or sexual intercourse. This crime can involve physical force, coercion, or exploitation of the child's vulnerability.
  • Indecent Exposure: Involves the deliberate exposure of one's genitals in a public place or in the presence of others who may be offended or alarmed by such behavior.
  • Child Pornography: This includes the production, distribution, possession, or viewing of sexually explicit images or videos involving minors. Even possessing or distributing sexually suggestive images of minors can be considered child pornography.
  • Sexual Battery: Similar to sexual assault, sexual battery involves unwanted sexual contact or touching of another person, often without their consent, and is typically considered a misdemeanor or felony depending on the severity.
  • Prostitution/Solicitation: Involves engaging in sexual acts or offering sexual services in exchange for money or other valuables. Soliciting prostitution is the act of seeking or offering such services.

Sex crimes are taken very seriously in the state of California. In fact, the state has some of the most stringent sex crime laws in the entire country. When you are facing sex crime charges, you need a lawyer who understands the law and the potential consequences you face. Our firm is prepared to help you navigate every stage of the legal process and work to protect your future.

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Criminal cases are often complicated. There are two sides to every story, and it is important that the court sees the situation clearly. We can help defend you in your criminal case and make sure your perspective is heard.

What is the Punishment for a Sex Crime Conviction in CA?

In California, the penalties for a sex crime conviction depend on the specific charges and the circumstances of the case. Generally speaking, sex crimes are wobbler offenses, which means they can be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies. If you are convicted of a misdemeanor sex crime, you may be sentenced to up to 1 year in county jail. If you are convicted of a felony sex crime, you may be sentenced to several years or even life in state prison.

Sex crime convictions also carry other long-term consequences, such as mandatory sex offender registration. In California, sex offenders must register with the state and update their registration information every year. This information is public and can be accessed by anyone, including employers, landlords, and neighbors. Additionally, sex offenders are typically prohibited from living near schools, parks, or other areas where children are present. This can make it extremely difficult to find housing and can cause other significant hardships.

Our firm can help you understand what penalties you may face if you are convicted of a sex crime and work to protect your future.

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Let Us Help You

If you or a loved one are facing sex crime charges, you may be feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and uncertain about your future. At The Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman, we are committed to providing the personalized legal guidance and vigorous representation you need and deserve. We understand what is at stake, and we are prepared to fight for you inside and outside the courtroom.

Call (714) 266-3945 to get started with an initial case evaluation.




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