Being accused of rape in California can have serious negative consequences that go far beyond what happens in the actual case. Learn how you can protect your rights.
The California Supreme Court decided to uphold sex offender registration for a simple misdemeanor assault conviction where the jury acquitted the defendant of the greater felony charge alleging a lewd act on a child under the age of 14, pursuant to Penal Code section 288.
Being accused of rape – any type of rape – has a profound and lasting impact on your life. Just the word “rape” typically calls to mind a horrible act of violence for most people. Rape, however, is a crime that is extremely fact specific. For example, “rape” can mean “Statutory Rape and Romeo and Juliet Laws in California”
Being accused of a crime in San Diego and anywhere in the state of California is frightening enough all by itself. Facing accusations of rape, or any sexual abuse offense, is usually even more terrifying, however, finding out that you are being accused of a rape offense that is alleged “Can I Be Prosecuted for Rape in California If It Happened Years Ago?”
Over the past several decades, laws across the United States have been enacted to try and protect the public from individuals who commit sex offenses. Most states, including California, have created a sex offender registry as a method for keeping track of offenders and alerting the public to the presence “Sexual Offender vs. Sexual Predator in California”
In the past couple of decades, the science of Deoxyribonucleic Acid, more commonly known as DNA, has made leaps and bounds, bringing the concept of DNA into the mainstream consciousness. DNA has also become a common, and often extremely useful tool, in criminal prosecutions for a wide variety of crimes. “Can I Be Arrested for a Sex Crime in San Diego with No DNA Evidence?”
If you are convicted of a sex offense in San Diego you will likely be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. For many people who have been convicted of a sex offense, this requirement is far more of a punishment than any of “Failing to Register as a Sex Offender in San Diego”
For many people, being accused of a sex crime—particularly if the alleged victim is a child—is their worst nightmare come true. Sadly, child molestation does occur at an alarming rate. Even more disturbing are situations where an individual is falsely accused of molesting a child. If you have been accused “Child Molestation in San Diego: What Do I Do If I Know A Kid Is Lying about Me Having Sex with Him/Her?”
If you have been accused of rape in San Diego, one possible defense may be that the alleged victim actually consented to the sexual conduct.
Most people have heard the terms “sex offender” and “sexual predator” used numerous times, often interchangeably. The reality, however, is that these two terms do not have the same legal meaning in the State of California. Whether you are an accused, a victim, or simply a concerned member of the “Sex Crimes in California: Sex Offender vs. Sexual Predator”