The term “sex crimes” is used to refer to a variety of crimes that involve sexual behavior of a criminal nature. Being accused of one of these crimes can be a frightening experience, coming as a shock to the system. Even before you step foot in court, you could find your life changed by these allegations. Friends and family may withdraw when the rumors start to fly, and you could find yourself with limited employment and housing options if you are convicted of one of these crimes. However, just because you have been accused of a crime does not mean you lose your rights. You are innocent in the eyes of the law until proven guilty in court, and you have the right to retaining the best defense attorney as your legal counsel. If you have been accused of committing a crime involving sexual conduct, you can discuss your case with a sex crimes lawyer at Okabe & Haushalter. Call for your free case evaluation.
There are many criminal offenses that the blanket term “sex crimes” encompasses, including:
If you have been accused of one of these crimes or any other sex crimes, contact our offices to talk about your case with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney.
Under Section 290 of the California Penal Code, people who are convicted of sex crimes must register as sex offenders. For some, this means a temporary registration for a set period of time that will eventually result in removal from the database if no further convictions are made. For many, though, this compulsory registration is lifelong after being convicted of a sex crime. However, even for lifelong registrants, there are other options available. Registrants have the right to request that their status on the database be listed as “undisclosed,” which means that personal information like name, address, date of birth, and nature of conviction would not be available to the general public, but rather, only to employers, landlords, and law enforcement personnel.
If you need a sex crimes lawyer in Santa Clara, the expert legal staff at Okabe & Haushalter can assist you in court. We are experienced criminal defense specialists and we can fight to get your charges reduced or even dismissed in court. We have earned our reputation for courtroom excellence through the use of aggressive defense strategies that tear apart the prosecution and get real results. We will advocate for your best interests in court and keep you informed every step of the way. Contact us today for a free consultation and make the first move toward reclaiming your life after facing criminal allegations.