A conviction for a sex offense has life-long consequences because even if you avoid or only go to jail for a short period, most sex offenses require lifetime registration. If you have been charged with any type of sex crime, or believe you may be accused of one, please call San Diego sex crime lawyer Peter M. Liss to discuss your situation as soon as possible.
There are many different types of sex crimes, but some of the most common include possession of child pornography, rape, child molestation, indecent exposure, statutory rape, prostitution and committing a lewd act in public. If you are convicted and required to register as a sex offender, you will not only have to abide by many strict laws detailing where you can live and work, but you will also have your name, photograph, address and sex crimes convictions listed publicly. A San Diego criminal attorney may be able to help keep you off the list of registered sex offenders.
When sex crimes involve children, the person convicted often loses the right to see their children or to be in the presence of any children. In cases involving particularly violent offenses, sex offenders may be involuntarily confined even after their sentence has been served. Additionally, many sex crimes count as strikes under California’s “Three Strikes” law; if you receive three strikes, you can be sentenced to life imprisonment. That is why it is so important you have the best possible San Diego criminal lawyer to defend you against any sex crime accusations you are facing.
Sex crimes are very complex and require a defense lawyer in San Diego with experience fighting all nature of charges. In some cases, the best defense is to argue that the person is falsely accusing you to damage your reputation. Other times, there may be evidence proving you had intercourse with someone, but your San Diego criminal attorneys may be able to successfully argue that it was consensual. In statutory rape cases, it does not matter if the other party willingly consented to the activity, you can still be convicted if you had intercourse with someone under age. That is why when someone has accused you of a sex crime, you should never speak to the police, prosecutors or the victim without first consulting a skilled defense attorney in San Diego.
When you work with Peter M. Liss, he will immediately go about building the strongest possible defense for your particular situation based on the evidence against you, the circumstances of your case and your side of the story. He will do everything and anything possible to help prove your innocence from talking to witnesses to having forensic samples retested in an independent lab to uncovering what the accuser could gain by falsely accusing you.
If you have been charged with a sex crime or believe you may soon be accused of one, please call Peter M. Liss at (858) 486-3024 to schedule a free initial consultation.
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