In the state of California, a sex crime is any illegal act of a sexual nature. Sex crimes are wobblers, meaning that they can be either a misdemeanor or a felony. One of the most serious crimes that falls under this category is rape. Rape involves sex through the use of fear, coercion and/or violence. Some of the more commonly seen forms of rape are rape by force/coercion, marital rape, statutory rape (rape of an underage person), child molestation, prostitution, sexual assault, lewd conduct, indecent exposure, and some internet crimes involving pornography.
Sex crimes are taken very seriously, and one of the consequences of conviction is mandatory reporting. In many instances people find themselves charged with sex crimes based on accusations from bitter, jealous, mistaken or manipulated accusers. Conviction of any sex crime can have a deep impact on someone’s life and reputation.If you are being investigated for, or charged with, a sex crime it is important that you hire an experienced attorney immediately. An attorney may be able to beat your case, or at the very least mitigate the negative consequences that these kinds of cases may have on your life. Calabria Law Group understands the gravity of these situations, and we have extensive knowledge on how to best defend you and resolve your case.