Sex Offenses include, but are not limited to statutory rape (Penal Code § 269), arranging to meet a minor for sex (Penal Code § 288.4), lewd acts with a child under 14 (Penal Code § 288(a)), molestation of a child under 18 (Penal Code § 647.6), possession of child pornography (Penal Code § 311), rape (Penal Code § 261(a)), public urination (Penal Code §§ 372, 374.3(a) or a local city code), prostitution (Penal Code § 647(b)) and indecent exposure (Penal Code § 314).
Greg Hill & Associates understand how the stigma of such charges can destroy marriages, thoroughly ruin reputations and end one’s career, even if the charges are eventually dismissed or you are found not guilty.
We have extensive experience handling all such charges. To view a portion of our results, click on the following link:
What makes simply facing such charges all the more painful is that the charges are often untrue or greatly exaggerated. They may be fabricated by an ex-wife seeking to ruin our client’s life because our client began divorce proceedings. A teenager may also report sexual abuse when the dad or mom refuse to let her move out or date a boy at school who the parents dislike. Other times, the charges may be true, but they are inflated also for an ulterior purpose.
Bail is then set quite high, despite recent changes in bail standards as a result of the case In re Kenneth Humphrey, and the person in custody is segregated away from the general jail population for the inmate’s own safety, but ironically with other alleged sex offenders.
We further appreciate how a conviction for most sex offenses carry with it a lifetime sexual offender registration requirement under Penal Code § 290 (although this will be modified as of January 1, 2022 under Senate Bill 384 for many 290 registrants), consecutive, rather than concurrent, sentencing, and “public shaming” by identification of the client on the Megan’s List website.
We understand the latest developments in the law on sex crimes. To view some of the articles we have written on recent reported decisions, as well as common issues in sex offenses, click on the following link:
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