Sexual offenses cover a wide variety of crimes, but they typically involve illegal coerced or otherwise non-consensual sexual conduct against another person.
What are Sex Crimes?
Sex crimes in California include the following:
Many Sex Crimes are “wobbler” offenses, meaning that the District Attorney can charge you with either a felony or misdemeanor, depending on facts of the case and your criminal record.
If you inflicted great bodily harm, you will definitely be charged not only with a felony, but with a “strike” offense under California’s “Three Strikes Law”, which can result in sentencing enhancements and requires you to serve at least 85% of your sentence, even with good behavior.
What Happens If I am Convicted of a Sex Crime?
Sex Crime cases can often be resolved during the investigation stage even before criminal charges are actually filed. Specifically, a highly experienced and skilled Los Angeles County Sex Crimes attorney like Ninaz Saffari might be able to convince the investigating detective to not refer the case to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution, or to convince the D.A.’s Office not to file charges if the case has already been referred. These are called Pre-Files, which Ms. Saffari has a great deal of experience in successfully negotiating. See her Case Results.
If you are charged with a Sex Crime, Ms. Saffari will first conduct a thorough investigation, often with the help of her private investigator, to ascertain all relevant facts. Again, if possible, she will attempt to get the charges dismissed either before or shortly after they are filed. If she takes the case to trial, she will often use an expert witness who will argue that the alleged harm never occurred, did not occur to the degree claimed, occurred but was the result of an accident or unintentional conduct, or that the District Attorney has otherwise failed to provide enough evidence to meet the high threshold to prove a Sex Crime.
California has some of the most stringent laws against sex crimes in the United States. If you are convicted of a Sex Crime you face the following punishment:
What are My Possible Defenses to a Sex Crime Charge?
The following are the possible defenses to a Sex Crime charge:
What Kind of Sex Crime Charges Has Ninaz Saffari Defended?
Since 2005, Ninaz Saffari has successfully represented scores of clients against Sex Crime charges, including rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, gang rape of a minor, lewd acts against a minor, possession and dissemination of child pornography, solicitation of a minor, unlawful sex with a minor, failure to register as a sex offender, etc. Many of her clients who were later acquitted or whose Sex Crimes charges were later dismissed were facing decades or even life in prison. See her Case Results.--
If you or a loved one are currently being investigated or prosecuted for this crime, it is critical that you immediately hire a highly skilled, aggressive and experienced Los Angeles County Sex Crimes criminal defense attorney like Ninaz Saffari. Contact the Saffari Law Firm, P.C. now for a free telephone consultation. If Ms. Saffari believes she can help you, she will immediately schedule a free in-person meeting or, if you are in custody, she will visit you in jail (again, for free and with no obligation to hire her).
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Downtown Criminal Courts Building
Van Nuys Courthouse
San Fernando Courthouse
Long Beach Courthouse