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On Monday, March 14, 43-year-old Russell Mecano, a police officer in the LAPD, was convicted of sexual assault and soliciting sex while on duty.
Mecano has been found guilty of one misdemeanor charge of solicitation and one felony charge of sexual battery as well as penetration by foreign object by public official and penetration by foreign object by force.
All of the charges will lead to a penalty of nearly ten years incarceration.
No matter if you are a police officer or just an average citizen, criminal charges regarding sex crimes are terrifying and can have a devastating impact on your future. Due to the life-altering consequences that they can bring, it is important that every step possible is taken to help defend your future.
Even if receiving a dismissal or a successful verdict is impossible, an aggressive criminal defense lawyer can help you to work towards reducing the charges and lowering the associated penalties. This may seem small, but can truly make all of the difference in the world.
At Okabe & Haushalter, our legal team is fully devoted towards helping protect our clients – even in the most complex and trying of cases. We know how trying it can be to deal with criminal charges of this nature and we will therefore do everything that we can to protect our clients.
If you choose to work with our firm, you will be able to enjoy the benefit of having a tenacious advocate on your side who is not afraid of putting in the elbow grease and time necessary towards building a comprehensive defense. To learn more about how our firm can help you with your criminal case, contact a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney from our office today as soon as possible.