No crime carries with it a stronger public resentment nor tougher sentences than sex crimes. If you are facing such a case, you could face long prison sentences, life-time registration as a sex offender and other devastating consequences for you and your family. You should trust your future to someone with the experience and legal skills to handle such a complicated matter.
Types of Sex Crimes
There are a wide variety of sex crimes, some are misdemeanors, but most are considered serious felonies.
288 PC – lewd act with child (child molestation under 14 years old)
288a(b) PC – child molestation 14 years or older
261.2 PC – forcible rape
261.5 PC – statutory rape (consensual intercourse under 18 years old)
290 PC – obligation to register as a sex offender with the local police
311 PC – possession of obscene matter
314 PC – indecent exposure
647(a) PC – lewd act in public place
647(b) PC – solicitation of prostitution
243.4 PC – sexual battery
Things you must know
If you think that you may be under investigation for any sex crime, contact an experienced sex crimes attorney IMMEDIATELY.
A majority of the cases that we handle involve people under investigation who trusted the police to resolve the problem, only to realize they gave them the rope to hang them. These cases rely heavily on the initial investigation and any statements you may give to the police. Refusing to make any statements that may be used against you is your right. The next right you need to exercise is to retain an attorney to prevent any more damage from occurring.
Do not rely on the police investigation
Most attorneys rely on the police reports, including the rubber stamped medical reports by biased police evaluators as the “truth.” Police will usually take a “victim” at their word without any type of meaningful corroboration. The Attorneys at Manshoory Law Group believe that every serious sex crime requires our own investigation. The products of our investigation can then be used to resolve the matter or to confront the prosecution’s case at trial. Our investigations have been able to find motives to lie and contradicting statements by the “victim.”
An experienced criminal defense attorney can ask the court to order a psychological evaluation of his client to show that he in fact does not possess any traits that correlate with being a sexual predator. These evaluations are usually done in an office setting and the results do not need to be turned over to the prosecution if they are not fully positive.
Manshoory Law Group uses positive evaluations to convince the prosecutors to resolve a case favorably. They could also be used at trial, where the evaluator could testify to the unlikelihood of our client being able to commit the crime he or she is accused of.
If you or a loved one is facing a sex crime, contact us immediately for a free case evaluation. (877) 977-7750