Los Angeles Sex Crime Defense Attorney
Defending Clients Facing State or Federal Charges
Sex crimes are some of the most serious criminal charges that a defendant may face. In California, penalties for these offenses are harsh and most often include sex offender registration. In addition to the criminal penalties imposed for conviction, the defendant may also face social ostracism because of the nature of the offense he or she has been accused of committing. Add to this the fact that his or her contact information and the offense he or she was convicted of will be made available for the public to view due to mandatory sex offender registration, and you have a situation where a defendant's entire life can be ruined by a single conviction.
When you take immediate action and contact a lawyer to protect your interests in the face of allegations, an investigation or formal charges for any type of sex crime, you are taking a preventative measure that may have an immense impact on the final outcome of your case and your ability to avoid criminal penalties and a ruined career and reputation. The earlier you act and involve legal counsel, the more of an impact they are likely to have on your case. Even when a case is in the investigatory phase, an experienced attorney with the proper resources and knowledge may be able to limit the investigation against you to help you avoid facing criminal charges in the first place. By choosing seasoned representation for your case, you can be confident that you will receive the knowledgeable and effective legal defense you need. Our team at Okabe & Haushalter has defended numerous clients against allegations of a sex crime, and we are ready to stand before the court on your behalf.
Are you charged with a sexual offense?
Although the serious nature of a sex crime charge makes it one of the most difficult to defend, a highly experienced, dedicated criminal defense attorney can provide effective legal representation and can help a defendant avoid a conviction. It takes time, effort and persistence to provide much-needed defense representation both inside and outside the courtroom. It also takes extensive knowledge and resources to thoroughly investigate a case and provide a specially made defense strategy that will have the greatest likelihood of meeting with success. A case must be investigated from every angle to determine whether an error has been made in gathering or processing evidence, whether a witness is unreliable or whether a defendant's rights were violated at any point. These are all issues that may turn your case around and enable your lawyer to seek a positive result.
These charges can involve a variety of different situations, including lewd conduct,
solicitation of prostitution. The serious, lasting repercussions of sex crime convictions make these cases an important focus of our firm. We represent clients throughout Los Angeles and the surrounding areas who have been accused of or arrested for offenses of this nature. Law enforcement and state and federal prosecutors are especially harsh on those accused of sexual crimes that involve minors.
Do not hesitate to contact our firm if you have been arrested on charges of child pornography,
statutory rape (sex with a minor),
sexting. We do not shy away from the most complex and serious cases, such as those involving
sodomy of a minor,
oral copulation with a minor or
lewd conduct with a minor. We firmly believe that every defendant deserves the right to legal counsel, and with the number of false accusations prevalent in sex crime cases, we believe our aggressive representation is all the more important.
At Okabe & Haushalter, our experienced criminal defense lawyers are familiar with defending sex offenses. We do not try to avoid these cases, but rather recognize just how important aggressive representation by one of our lawyers will be in helping a defendant avoid a conviction and all the harsh repercussions that come with this. We represent clients throughout the county and the surrounding areas in Southern California and offer a free consultation to discuss your charges. Our offices are conveniently located in Los Angeles, Redondo Beach and Beverly Hills.
The Benefits of Hiring Our Firm
Our dedicated and talented attorneys at Okabe & Haushalter can defend your rights against any of a number of charges for California sex offenses. We are committed to protecting the constitutional rights of our clients in order to help them avoid the many serious penalties associated with conviction.
Sex offender registration is typically a mandatory requirement if a defendant is convicted of such an offense. As a sex offender, the defendant must register with the local law enforcement agency upon the completion of his or her probation or term of imprisonment. The defendant must then re-register at regular intervals, including within five business days of his or her birthday every year and within 5 business days of moving to a new residence or changing his or her name. A registered sex offender's name, photo and address will be available on the national sex offender registry online for neighbors, friends, family members and co-workers to view. This can have a considerable impact on a person's reputation, career and personal relationships. Worse yet, failing to register or re-register is a serious offense that carries heavy penalties. It may be a felony in some cases, punishable by time in state prison.
Contact Okabe & Haushalter today!
Any accusation of a sex crime can have disastrous effects on your reputation and your future. It is important that you consult a defense attorney as soon as possible in order to have the best opportunity of protecting your reputation, your job and your freedom. Our team would be proud to offer the exceptional representation you deserve and guide you in the fight for vindication from these serious charges. We will create a detailed and compelling defense for your case, and ensure you receive a powerful and effective voice before the judge. With so much on the line, you cannot risk your trial to a weak or inexperienced public defender; call our firm today to enlist the strong legal support needed to fight your charges.
at our firm today to discuss your case and how we can help you.