If you are being investigated or charged with a crime that involves sexual wrongdoing, you should speak with an Irvine sex crime lawyer. Our team of experienced criminal defense attorneys at the Law Office of Scott D. Henry have a proven track record of successful outcomes in these cases. We could utilize our team of highly regarded investigators to obtain evidence supporting your defense, and our lawyers could skillfully negotiate with prosecutors on your behalf. Our highly respected legal team could aggressively fight to ensure your rights and best interests are protected.

Types of Illegal Sexual Acts in Irvine

“Sex crimes” is a broad term that refers to any offense that involves an unlawful sexual act. Some commonly charges sex crimes include:

  • Date rape
  • Statutory rape
  • Rape
  • Prostitution
  • Solicitation
  • Sexual Battery
  • Child pornography
  • Indecent exposure

There are few things more frightening than being accused of a serious crime. You are unsure what impact the outcome will have on your freedom and future. Our attorneys in Irvine understand the fear and anxiety you are experiencing and are dedicated to guiding you and your family during your sex crimes case.

We want you to be comfortable speaking to us freely without passing any judgment. Our team could ensure your side of the story is heard and fight aggressively to protect your reputation, dignity, and freedom. Scott D. Henry and his team genuinely believe an individual is innocent until proven guilty. We have dedicated our careers to defending those who face criminal charges and could do anything within our power to help you obtain a favorable resolution for you and your family.

Sex Crime Investigations

Investigating alleged sex crimes can be more challenging than investigating other cases. This is because sexual wrongdoing is a sensitive matter, and there are usually two considerably different versions as to what took place. Scott D. Henry and his team have over four decades of experience handling cases involving sexual offenses and understand what it takes to thoroughly investigate allegations that is appropriate for the situation.

Over our many years in criminal defense, our firm has assembled a team of investigators who could obtain evidence supporting your defense. Our lawyers in Irvine could provide evidence to prosecutors or law enforcement and aggressively negotiate on your behalf to obtain a favorable resolution to your sex crime case.

Potential Penalties for Unlawful Sexual Acts

A mere allegation of sexual misconduct has long-lasting serious consequences for the accused. Our society views sex crimes as some of the most severe and harmful offenses a person can commit. Penalties vary considerably and depend on the nature and severity of the crime. Some penalties may include:

  • Jail or prison time
  • Probation
  • Parole
  • Mandatory Counseling
  • Fines
  • Restitution
  • Having a permanent criminal record

Additionally, upon conviction, some of these offenses carry mandatory lifetime sex offender registration. The registry is available for public viewing, so it can cause life-long consequences for both the convicted individual and their family.

Sex Crime Defenses

Being charged with a sex crime is a serious matter because there is so much at stake. Fortunately, there are several effective defenses our legal team could pursue. Some strong arguments include:

  • ­Claiming the alleged victim may have consented to the act at the time of the incident.
  • Arguing the alleged victim may have falsely accused you of committing the crime out of anger, jealousy, or resentment.
  • Claiming there may be a lack of evidence to support a conviction.
  • Suggesting that the defendant may have been mistakenly identified as the perpetrator but were not involved.
  • Arguing insanity, which is typically more difficult to prove but can result in a lesser sentence.

Scott D. Henry and his team of Irvine lawyers could carefully analyze your sex crime case, including the police report, witness statements, and other evidence to determine the most appropriate and effective defense strategy. A case-specific defense is vital in helping you obtain a favorable outcome and maintaining your freedom.

Contact an Irvine Sex Crime Attorney Today

If you have been charged with illegal sexual conduct, it is crucial to contact an Irvine sex crime lawyer from our firm. Your future is at stake the moment an accusation of sexual wrongdoing is made against you. You must have the experience and support of a skilled defense attorney to ensure your voice is heard and your rights and freedom are protected. Our dedicated and compassionate attorneys at The Law Office of Scott D. Henry could be there to fight tirelessly on your behalf while providing support to you and your family. Every moment counts in a criminal matter, so please contact our office today for a free consultation with no obligation.

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