There are many different types of sex crimes that have varying degrees of penalty by the court depending on the nature of the crimes committed. Penal Code 269 defines aggravated sexual assault of a child in the state of California. This charge comes with penalties on the harsher end of the spectrum that a defendant faces if convicted. If you are charged with aggravated sexual assault of a minor in California, it is incredibly important that you have an experienced California criminal defense attorney fighting to protect your rights and freedoms.
If convicted of a PC 269 charge you will spend time behind bars as well as have to pay hefty fines. Additionally, it is likely that you will have to register as a sex offender which comes with its own set of additional difficulties when you re-enter society after you are done serving your time. To ensure you have the premiere criminal legal defense in Los Angeles call the attorneys at the Manshoory Law Group immediately.
What is Aggravated Sexual Assault on a Minor in California?
The state of California considers a child that is under the age of 14 and a minimum of seven years younger than the defendant to be a victim of aggravated sexual assault when they are sexually penetrated. Sexual penetration can be in any form and as long as it has been done with a child, the result will be an arrest and charge for PC 269. The minimum prison sentence for a PC 269 conviction is 15 years and a requirement to register as a sex offender upon release.
The details of the crime will determine how severe the penalties are. In some situations, life in prison may result. A PC 269 crime is not to be taken lightly. The state will enforce stiff punishments and if an individual is released and refuses to or forgets to register as a sex offender, they will have to be active in the registry for the rest of their life.
Aggravated assault on a minor is a felony no matter how much prison time you receive. If you do have a sentence with an end date, that felony stigma will be a burden on your life. Convicted felons have a very difficult time obtaining gainful employment, finding meaningful personal relationships, securing loans, buying firearms, and even going to school. Not to mention the additional challenges of being a registered sex offender.
To defend against your charges, there are several strategies that could work for you including:
- The victim was older than 14 and was also less than seven years apart in age from the defendant.
- The victim falsely made claims against the defendant.
- The defendant was threatened, forced, and intimidated into admitting to the crime.
Meet with a California Criminal Defense Attorney Today
When you meet with one of the resourceful Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys at the Manshoory Law Group you can discuss your situation in detail. Your attorney will assess all the information and get to work on your case straight away. The Los Angeles sex crime defense attorneys at the Manshoory Law Group only handle criminal defense cases. Call the Manshoory Law Group today at 877-977-7750 to get together with an attorney during a free consultation.