Ventura Sexual Crime Defense Lawyers
Sex Crime Charges
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If you are facing charges for a sex crime in Ventura California, your future and your reputation are at stake. Not only can such charges carry heavy penalties, but it can also hold significant implications against your personal and professional lives. The social stigma against sex offenders is rightfully severe; unfortunately, it is all too common that individuals are wrongfully accused of sex crimes and forced to endure a life of shame that they do not deserve.
At The Law Offices of Bamieh & Erickson, PLC, our defense lawyers are dedicated to advocating on behalf of accused individuals to ensure their rights are protected. Our lawyers have numerous accolades and recognitions that set us apart from other firms. Over the 22-year career of our primary attorney, Mr. Bamieh, he has build a reputation of success and commitment to his clients. He was named to the list of Super Lawyers ® and has been rated 10.0 Supreme by Avvo, Inc. These are testaments to the personalized and effective criminal defense that he provides, and our firm’s overall mission to fight for our clients’ rights.
Understanding the Implications of Sex Crimes
Sex crimes can result in many penalties upon conviction, and while these can all be severe, perhaps the greatest consequence is required sex offender registration. You will likely be required to register as a sex offender for even the smallest of charges, which is permanent and requires that you notify authorities every time you move. Your name will be listed in a registry that is accessible by all members of the public, which can be frustrating, embarrassing, and damaging to your social and professional life.
Types of Sex Offenses
“Sex crime” is an umbrella term that encompasses a variety of felonies and misdemeanors. Sex crimes vary in severity depending on the age of the victim and the situations surrounding the crime. For example, sex crimes committed against children under the age of 14 often come with harsher penalties than other offenses prosecuted in California. The state regards lewd acts with a child to be touching a child anywhere on his or her body for sexual purposes. Penalties for lewd acts with a child include up to eight years in a California State Prison, a strike under the California Three Strikes Law, and additional penalties for related offenses.
Sex offenses include but are not limited to:
- Prostitution / solicitation
- Lewd acts with a child
- Indecent exposure
- Statutory rape
- Sexual battery
- Lewd conduct in public
The Ventura Defense Attorneys of Bamieh & Erickson Fight for Their Clients
The unfortunate reality of this nature of charges is that sex crimes are often the result of false accusations and rarely involve witnesses. Behavior may be misinterpreted, or an angry individual may pose as a victim to get revenge against another party or gain the upper hand in a custody case. These cases are extremely hard to defend as they involve substantial he-said-she-said accusations. For this reason, it is essential to have a criminal defense attorney on your side with experience and efficiency.
Our Ventura firm can work with you to understand the circumstances surrounding your case without judgment. We will keep you informed throughout the process and will compile all evidence to see that your rights and your freedoms are protected. If you retain our services, you can feel confident knowing that we will do everything in our power to fight for you. Don’t let your life be tarnished by wrongful accusations of sex offenses; put our highly trusted legal professionals in your corner.