An accusation of a sex offense is an exceedingly emotional and often times volatile situation. This is true for both the accused and their family members. The stigma and long-term effect associated with a sex offense accusation are personally and legally intense. Early intervention can often change the course of a case. A person accused of a sex offense can benefit greatly by contacting one of the experienced criminal defense sex offense attorneys at Farling, Hecht & Davis, LLP.
The state of California takes a tough stance on sex offenses. Anyone convicted of a sex offense automatically becomes a sex offender and must register with the state. This is true no matter how severe the offense. A person convicted of a sex offense has their picture, address, and vehicle registration added to a searchable online database made available to the public named the Sex Offender Registry. It also requires regular reporting to law enforcement. In most instances, this is for a person’s lifetime. If a person violates any of the above requirements, they may go to jail or prison and could trigger the California Three Strikes Law.
If you violated the registration requirement and are facing a return to prison, we may be able to help. In some instances, individuals may get their name removed from the Sex Offender Registry by obtaining a Certificate of Rehabilitation. Again, this option is available in only very limited situations.
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Types of Sex Offenses
While sex offenses vary widely, they usually include illegal or forced sexual behavior against another person. All the following are considered sex offenses:
- Indecent exposure
- Producing, distributing, or possessing child pornography
- Sexual Assault
- Statutory Rape
- Soliciting a Prostitute
San Jose Sex Offense Attorneys
If you have been charged with a sex offense, speaking with a criminal defense attorney at Farling, Hecht & Davis, LLP should be your first order of business. The stakes are too high to leave anything up to chance. You cannot afford to fight the criminal charges alone! Contact one of our dedicated San Jose sex offense attorneys at 408.295.6100 for a free consultation to discuss your case.