At the Law Office of Scott D. Henry, we genuinely believe that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Unfortunately, many people do not believe this when it comes to those accused of a sex crime. Our skilled San Bernardino sex crime lawyers are committed to fighting tirelessly to prove your innocence and protecting your reputation and future. If you have been accused of an illegal sexual offense, it is best to consult immediately with one of our criminal defense attorneys. We have the reputation and experience to help you get the result you need.

Types of Sex Crimes

Due to the serious nature of these crimes, state prosecutors pursue sex-related offenses aggressively. Some of the sex crime offenses that our San Bernardino attorneys commonly handle include:

  • Date rape
  • Statutory rape
  • Rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual battery
  • Child molestation
  • Child pornography
  • Indecent exposure
  • Prostitution
  • Solicitation

Child Pornography

Child pornography is an extremely serious offense that can be tried in state or federal court. California Penal Code 311 PC makes it unlawful to participate in the distribution, possession, production, publication, duplication, printing, or sale of any form of child pornography. To be convicted of this charge, the prosecution must prove the defendant knowingly committed the act, and they were aware the material showed a person under the age of 18 participating in a sexual act. If convicted of a child pornography offense, this person could receive significant jail or prison time and be required to pay hefty fees. In addition, the defendant will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of their life. This could limit employment and housing opportunities as well as severely damage their personal and professional reputations.

Legal Defenses for Sex Crime Charges

Prosecuting sex offenders is a top priority at The Superior Court of San Bernardino. Sex crimes are punished harshly, so you must have a knowledgeable and aggressive San Bernardino lawyer on your side to fight skillfully on your behalf. A strong, viable defense is essential to your case’s outcome. Defense strategies must be case-specific to be most effective. Some of these strategies may include:

  • The alleged victim consented to the act
  • You were falsely accused out of regret, anger, or jealousy.
  • You were mistakenly identified as the perpetrator.
  • There is insufficient or uncredible evidence.

The defense strategy our skilled attorneys would decide to pursue depends on the specific circumstances of your case. We could perform an in-depth, discreet investigation into the alleged incident to determine the most appropriate and effective defense.

Registering as a Sex Offender

If you are convicted of sexual battery, indecent exposure, or rape, you will be required to register as a sex offender in California. Sex offenders must register every time they change residences and every year within five working days of their birthday. Penal Code 290 PC makes it unlawful to fail to register with local authorities. Penalties for failing to register vary and depend on the original conviction. Misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year in jail, and felonies are punishable by up to three years in state prison.

Consult with a Top San Bernardino Sex Crimes Attorney

When faced with these charges, it is best to consult with a top San Bernardino sex crimes lawyer. Our defense attorneys at The Law Office of Scott D. Henry have the knowledge, experience, and reputation needed to defend you effectively against these serious charges. Our team knows precisely how these cases are prosecuted locally, allowing us to build solid, appropriate defense strategies specific to your case. Contact our office today for a free, confidential case analysis, and let us begin fighting aggressively on your behalf to ensure you receive a positive resolution.

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