The term “sex crimes” is an umbrella term for a variety of criminal offenses in California’s Penal Code. These crimes consist of a wide range of actions and behaviors, including:
- Indecent exposure
- Lewd conduct
- Sexual assault
- Sexual harassment
- Child pornography
- Child molestation
- Statutory rape
If you are convicted of a sex crime, you will be labeled as a sex offender for life. You may be sentenced to jail time and be required to pay restitution and fines. You will be required to register as a sex offender, and may find it difficult to obtain housing, employment, or educational opportunities.
This is why it is so important to contact a skilled criminal defense lawyer.
Why Contact a California Sex Crime Defense Attorney
At Zarabi Law, we have helped numerous clients defend themselves against sex crime accusations. Not everyone who is charged with a sex crime is deserving of the harsh sanctions imposed under California law.
The fact is, every day people are falsely accused of committing sex crimes. Allegations are often made during heated and emotional times in the individual’s life, such as during a divorce or difficult child custody fight. The reality is that sometimes people make allegations against others that are untrue in order to serve their own interests.
Prosecutors are zealous in the courtroom, and without a proper legal defense, those who are accused of sex crimes may plead guilty – even though they are innocent – believing that is their only chance at avoiding jail. Other times, clients don’t fully understand their rights, including the right to fight criminal allegations.
At Zarabi Law, we help our clients understand their legal rights and all option available to fight criminal allegations. We know how to negotiate with prosecutors, and can often secure lesser charges, a more favorable sentence, or a plea bargain that helps our clients preserve their independence and freedom.