Have you been accused of sexual assault or rape in Los Angeles? If so, you will need to consult a Los Angeles sex crime attorney immediately. Even if you have not been formally charged, an attorney will be essential in working to ensure no charges are filed and that you get the best outcome in your case.
How are we qualified to help you?
Any unwanted sexual contact which is forced upon a victim is considered sexual assault. This includes a victim who says no or who is incapacitated physically or mentally and is, therefore, unable to say no. It is important to note, at this point, that California law tends to work in favor of the alleged victim in many rapes and sex crime cases. In fact, a victim does not need to actually say “no” in order for consent to be denied and for sexual intercourse or a sex act to qualify as rape. For this reason, a sexual assault or rape case can become complex and proving guilt can become confusing and subjective – open to interpretation, to a degree.
Your criminal defense attorney will need to be extremely experienced and skilled in defending sex crime charges if you will have any chance of avoiding a conviction for sexual assault or rape. At Okabe & Haushalter, we have the experience and the ability to be effective in court – even in the face of these accusations and charges.
Some defenses we may be able to utilize include:
Sexual assault includes groping, molestation, attempted rape, touching, assault and battery and rape. Rape may be further classified as statutory rape, spousal rape or date rape, depending upon the circumstances. No matter the specific charges you face, any sex crime charge is serious and will carry heavy penalties under California law.
Your lawyer will need to fight to protect your rights and to help you avoid these penalties, which for a standard rape charge may include:
Our Los Angeles sexual assault and rape crime attorneys proudly serve individuals throughout California. We are qualified to help clients accused of or arrested for sexual assault or rape throughout Los Angeles and the South Bay area. Call us at 310-430-7799 to request a FREE CONSULTATION.
Accused of sexual assault? Contact a Los Angeles rape defense lawyer today!