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Defending Your Rights in a Carlsbad Sex Crime Case

When facing sex crime allegations in Carlsbad, you need a skilled sex crime lawyer who understands the local nuances of the California criminal justice system. jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys is dedicated to supporting you through your legal challenges. Having handled thousands of cases throughout his career that spans more than 30 years, head attorney James N. Dicks is here to stand by your side and fight for your rights.

Contact a Carlsbad sex crime defense attorney today at (760) 630-2000 to schedule a free consultation and take the first step towards resolving your legal matter.

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Sex Crimes Under California Law

In California, sex crimes encompass a range of offenses, from misdemeanors to serious felonies. The most common sex crimes charges in the state include:

  • Rape: Sexual intercourse without consent
  • Sexual battery: Actions involving touching another party inappropriately
  • Indecent exposure: The public exposure of the genital area
  • Lewd conduct: Publicly visible sexual actions
  • Prostitution: Selling sex for money, with the consent of both parties
  • Statutory rape: Sexual actions performed with a minor.
  • Possession of child pornography: The possession of images of minors performing sexual acts

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What are the Penalties for Sex Crimes in California?

Sex crimes in California carry significant penalties. Even a misdemeanor charge can lead to up to a year in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. Felony sex crimes, such as sexual assault, can lead to years spent in state prison and fines of up to $10,000. Beyond losing your freedom and reputation, most sex crimes require sex offender registration. Your image, address, and the crime will be visible to any person searching the internet. Failing to register comes with added penalties.

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Can You Defend a Sex Crime Accusation?

Your attorney will be adept at using these defenses to counter any allegations and ensure our clients receive the best possible outcome.

  • Consent: Demonstrating that the alleged act was consensual, and both parties willingly participated.
  • False accusations: Many sex crime cases involve false or exaggerated accusations. We investigate the credibility of accusers and uncover any motives behind false claims.
  • Lack of evidence: Challenging the prosecution’s case by highlighting insufficient or unreliable evidence.
  • Alibi: Proving that you were in a different location when the alleged crime occurred, making it impossible for you to commit the offense.
  • Mistaken identity: Showing that you were misidentified as the perpetrator, often due to factors like poor lighting or unreliable witness testimonies.

We will vigorously defend your rights and work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

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Charged with a Sex Crime in Carlsbad?

If you are accused of a sex offense in Carlsbad, you are facing an uphill battle. The California criminal justice system is tough on sex crimes, and you will be facing a prosecutor who intends to find you guilty. You are innocent until proven guilty, but you may feel like a pariah, even if you are totally innocent and falsely accused. Your right to a powerful defense lies in the hands of your Carlsbad criminal defense lawyer.

At jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys, we take an aggressive approach to every case and spend the time to develop the strongest possible defense. Contact jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys at (760) 630-2000 today to schedule a free consultation.

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