Los Angeles Sex Crimes Attorney
Lifetime sex offender registration, jail or prison time, fines, probation
and a ruined reputation – just a few of the consequences of a sex
crime conviction in California. The state is especially severe upon sexual
offenders, and those convicted will experience devastating effects in
their personal lives, careers, and future opportunities.
Why hire us to defend you?
- We handle numerous high-profile cases and can bring the same level of advocacy
to your case.
- We never assume our clients to be guilty and provide one-on-one attention.
- We are backed by countless courtroom victories and satisfied client testimonials.
- We provide our clients with free, no-risk case evaluations.
In light of such serious penalties, you cannot wait to retain powerful
defense if you were arrested for such a crime. A criminal defense attorney
at Okabe & Haushalter can help if you have been accused of any type
of sex offense, no matter how hopeless your case may seem.
Call Okabe & Haushalter at (310) 953-3799 and request a
FREE CONSULTATION. We are ready to help 24/7.
Aggressive Defense Against State or Federal Sex Offenses
An experienced defense lawyer at our firm can review the particular circumstances
surrounding your sex crime charges to determine how we can best represent
you. Often a case may be based primarily on the alleged victim's testimony
or recollection of events. When physical evidence is lacking, your lawyer
can use this to your benefit in ensuring that your guilt cannot be proven
beyond a shadow of a doubt in court. We have experience in defending a
broad variety of sex crime cases throughout Los Angeles and the South
Bay. We understand that your reputation and your freedom are on the line,
and we will fight to protect those things.
Common Sexual Offenses
Our firm handles sex crime charges throughout Southern California, including
those that involve:
California Penal Code Title 9 – Sex Crimes Against the Person
California sex crimes are primarily detailed in Title 9 of the penal code.
This title is named "Crimes against the person involving sexual assault,
and crimes against public decency and good morals." Everything from
rape to child pornography is detailed in this title of the penal code.
Although not an exhaustive list, below we've listed out the most common
sex offenses and where they are found in the penal code. To learn more
about each offense, such as the penalties, click on the link to be directed
to the California Codes.
We Know How to Fight Sex Crime Charges
Sex crimes cases can be very complicated to prove, as in many trials much
of the evidence rests upon "he said, she said" testimony. In
other cases, some of the evidence was unlawfully obtained, which violates
the defendant's rights. In such circumstances, we will fight to have
this illegally gained evidence suppressed before the court. Every trial
is different, but many cases can be fought with similar defenses:
Accuser lied about consensual sex: Sometimes an alleged victim will lie to their friends, families, or significant
others and claim that they were sexually assaulted in an attempt to avoid
embarrassment, shame or to protect their reputation in some way.
Accuser is in a custody dispute with the defendant: Sadly, there are many cases in which one parent will falsely accuse the
other of molestation or inappropriate and sexual behavior with the children
as a way to gain the upper hand in family court and achieve full custody.
Extortion: The alleged victim may accuse the defendant as a way to profit financially.
These situations not only target celebrities, but also employers or those
involved in extramarital affairs.
Leading the witness/accuser: Children are very easily influenced, and many false charges have been brought
against innocent defendants because these young people were led in their
testimonies. In some cases, an adult interviewing or questioning the child
does not realize they are tainting the child's testimony, but other
times parents, teachers, or investigators may lead the child by asking
such questions as, "He touched you there, didn't he?" or
convince the child that an innocent hug was actually something inappropriate.
Share your side of the story: Call (310) 953-3799 now.
No matter what charges you face, California law is harsh on those accused
of sex crimes. Not only do prison terms and fines apply, but even a minor
sex crime conviction, such as indecent exposure, will result in mandatory
registration as a sex offender, which is a lifetime label. This will affect
your ability to get work, loans, and professional licenses and may even
dictate where you live and work. Fight to avoid the harsh penalties that
come with a sex crime conviction;
contact our team at Okabe & Haushalter today!
For more information about the sex crime cases we handle, please visit
sex crimes defense website which goes into detailed explanation about how our team approach can help
with your sex crime case in both state and federal courts.