Redwood City Sex Crimes Lawyer
Have you been charged with a sex crime in Redwood City, CA? Prosecutors take these charges seriously. Your future and your freedom is at stake. A Redwood City sex crimes lawyer from Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law, can help you defend yourself against these charges, give us a call at (650) 299-0500.
Our attorneys have 30 years of combined experience in criminal law. We’ve helped thousands of Californians defend against criminal charges. We’ll do everything we can to help you reach a favorable result, too.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a Redwood City sex crimes attorney.
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How Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law, Can Help You With a Sex Crimes Charge?
Sex crimes are among the most serious criminal offenses in the law. If prosecutors charge you with such a crime, they mean business. They will do everything they can to convict. If they are successful, you could face jail time, fines, and collateral consequences like sex offender registry.
You need a Redwood City criminal defense lawyer to help you fight back. Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law, is the firm for you.
Our attorneys have three decades of combined legal experience and have completed over 50 trials. We have helped over 3,000 individuals reach favorable outcomes in their criminal cases. Our lawyers have been recognized as Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorneys, and Rising Stars.
When you hire us, you can expect us to:
- Fully investigate your charges to gather evidence to help your defense
- Examine whether police or prosecutors obtained evidence illegally
- Analyze whether law enforcement violated your rights during your arrest
- Handle all communications with prosecutors and police
- Work to reach a favorable plea deal, if that’s in your best interest
- Fight tooth and nail at trial to prove your innocence.
Call us today or submit a contact form online to schedule a meeting with a Redwood City criminal defense attorney. We’re standing by to take your call.
Overview of Sex Crimes
The term “sex crimes” is not one crime, but rather a broad category of crimes involving sexual conduct. Regardless, prosecutors come down hard on anyone charged with such a crime, wanting to make an example of the defendant.
At Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law, we handle all types of sex crimes cases in Redwood City, CA, including:
- Sexual Assault
- Sexual Battery
- Sexual Harassment
- Sex Offender Registration
- Child Molestation
- Child Pornography
- Child Prostitution
- Statutory Rape
- Date Rape
- Indecent Exposure
- Lewd Conduct (PC 647(a))
Below, we discuss some of the more common sex crimes charges and the penalties for conviction. Contact us today to schedule a free case review to discuss your case.
Indecent exposure is a common sex crime. Found in Penal Code Section 314 PC, the crime occurs when a person exposes their private parts to another person in a public place in an attempt to arouse or offend. Indecent exposure is generally a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 12 months in jail.
Sexual assault, known as “sexual battery” in California, happens when an individual touches an “intimate part” of another person while that person is unlawfully restrained for the purpose of sexual arousal or abuse.
Sexual assault is a “wobbler offense,” meaning it can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony.
Rape is an extremely serious offense in California. Charged under Penal Code 261 PC, rape occurs when an individual has unconsensual sex with another person against their will. Rape can involve the use of force or intoxication.
Rape is a felony. If convicted, a person can spend up to 8 years in a California state prison.
California law prohibits the production, possession, or sale of child pornography in the state. Child pornography is the visual depiction of minors involved in sexual acts, usually in the form of videos or photographs. Child pornography can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the facts of the case.
Child molestation is among the most serious criminal charges. It occurs when an adult engages in sexual intercourse or sodomy with a child who is 10 years old or younger. This charge is a felony, and is punishable by 25 years to life in prison.
Prostitution is a broad offense that criminalizes offering sex in exchange for money or compensation. Under Penal Code Section 657(b) PC, these acts can include engaging in sex for money, agreeing to engage in prostitution, or soliciting another individual for prostitution. Prostitution is a misdemeanor.
Sex Offender Registration in California
Of course, sex crimes come with the possibility of jail time. But a conviction can also land you on the sex offender registry. California requires defendants to register as sex offenders for many sex crimes.
The state has three tiers of sex offenders:
- Tier One. This tier is for lower-level sex crimes like indecent exposure or sexual battery. Tier one sex offenders must register as sex offenders and remain on the list for a minimum of ten years.
- Tier Two. This tier is for mid-level sex crimes. A tier two offense requires sex offender registration for a minimum of 20 years.
- Tier Three: This tier is for the most serious sex crimes, including rape and child molestation. It requires sex offender registration for life.
Sex offender registration is more than just an embarrassment. It can affect your life in significant ways. Your name will appear in a publicly searchable database, along with information about your crime. You won’t be able to live within certain distances of schools or other places children are present. You’ll also be subject to strict rules requiring you to notify the state when you move.
There’s no way to avoid the sex offender registry after your convicted of a sex crime. Therefore, the only thing to do is avoid a conviction. The best way to do that is to get Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law on your side. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a Redwood City sex crimes lawyer.
What Defenses Can Be Raised Against Sex Crimes Charges?
There are many possible defenses that can come into play in a sex crimes case. No two cases are alike. So, each case will require its own unique defenses.
Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law, will look for every viable defense available in your case, including:
- You were falsely accused.
- The victim is mistaken about the identity of their abuser
- The sexual intercourse was consensual, assuming the charge doesn’t involve a child
- You have an alibi that shows you didn’t commit the offense.
- The prosecution can’t meet its burden to prove your case beyond a reasonable doubt
Contact us today to get started building your defense.
Contact Our Redwood City Sex Crimes Lawyers for Help
Don’t make the mistake of thinking your sex crimes charges will just go away. They won’t. And things will get worse if you don’t act quickly.
You need an experienced legal team on your side to spearhead your defense. Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law, are ready to put our skills and experience to work for you.
Contact us today in San Mateo County to schedule a free appointment with a Redwood City sex crimes attorney. Let’s get started on your defense before it’s too late.