Sex crimes are taken very seriously by prosecutors and courts in California. If you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges for sex-related crimes in California state court, you need an aggressive sex crimes defense attorney who will fight for your rights and prove your innocence. Mary Frances Prévost represents people charged with all forms of sex crimes in San Diego and the surrounding areas. To discuss your case with an experienced San Diego sex crimes defense lawyer, call (888) 909-7893 today.
There are several different sex crimes under California law. Sex crimes in California include:
This page will discuss the most common sex crimes in California, what penalties are associated with them, and possible defense strategies. The Law Offices of Mary Frances Prévost represents defendants in San Diego and the surrounding areas who have been charged with all of the offenses listed above.
California Penal Code § 261 defines rape as nonconsensual sexual intercourse accomplished by means of threats, force, or fraud. Examples of rape include, but are not limited to:
There are other forms of rape under California law, including:
Rape is one of the most serious criminal offenses in California. If you are convicted of rape under California Penal Code § 261, you could be subjected to any or all of the following penalties:
In addition, a conviction for rape might entail:
If the victim is a minor, the maximum prison sentence for convictions under California Penal Code § 261 increase significantly. If you are convicted of rape of a minor under 18, you could be sentenced to seven, nine, or 11 years in California state prison. If the victim is a minor under the age of 14, the possible prison term is nine, 11, or 13 years.
There are many defenses to rape under California law. The information in this section is not a substitute for legal advice. Only an experienced sex crimes defense lawyer can tell you which defenses are available in your case. Defenses to rape in California include, but are not limited to:
A conviction for a sex crime will change your life forever. Mary Frances Prévost is dedicated to providing zealous representation to her clients in San Diego and the surrounding areas. She offers years of courtroom experience and individualized attention to your case. For a free and confidential consultation, call the Law Offices of Mary Frances Prévost at (888) 909-7893 today.