Sex Offenses include 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 § 374.3(a)), 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 appreciate how a conviction for most sex offenses carry with it a lifetime sexual offender registration requirement under Penal Code § 290. We consequently aggressively work to help our clients avoid such an obligation by negotiating toward a plea bargain to charges that does not require registration. Many of the convictions are also considered strike offenses under California’s Three Strikes law, so we aim to negotiate a resolution for a different charge that is not a strike.
We also understand that there are immigration consequences of a conviction for many sex offenses, so we also work toward negotiating the case toward charges that do not require registration. With the recent emergence of Static 99 reports, we often can demand such a report to help the District Attorney justify charges that are less severe.
The law in this area of law is always developing, especially with the interplay of the Fourth Amendment guarantees against unreasonable search and seizures and the searches of a client’s computer. Consent of the victim is also often an issue when the victim is old enough to consent. Our office stays abreast of such developments and provides our clients with articles concerning the most recent cases.
For a link to more information on each of these offenses, click the appropriate offense:
Prostitution and Indecent Exposure
Sex Offenses Results
What is Statutory Rape?
What is Rape?
What Are the Defenses to Possession of Child Pornography (Penal Code § 311)
What is Meeting a Child for Lewd Purposes (Penal Code § 288.4)?
What is Indecent Exposure (Penal Code § 314)
What is Penal Code § 647(b), Prostitution and Solicitation for Prostitution?