- If you are accused of a sex crime in Southern California, a defense attorney at Fakhimi & Associates will work diligently for the best possible resolution of the charge.
- Fakhimi & Associates is an award-winning, top Southern California law firm that has worked hard for every award we’ve earned and for our many positive reviews.
- Our lawyers have successfully represented clients accused of sex crimes for two decades, making us one of the most experienced law firms in Rancho Cucamonga.
- The attorneys with Fakhimi & Associates will offer honest legal advice and aggressive defense representation while fighting for the best possible result in your sex crime case.
- Our lawyers represent felony and misdemeanor sex crime defendants in Rancho Cucamonga, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange County, Riverside County, and all of Southern California.
According to the California Department of Justice, more than 7,500 forcible rape accusations are reported to the law enforcement authorities every year in our state. A conviction for rape – or for any sex crime – carries a genuine stigma that can follow someone for life. If you are accused of committing a sex crime in California, you must have aggressive, top-quality defense representation. You’ll need to speak with an experienced Rancho Cucamonga sex crimes lawyer at Fakhimi & Associates.
The criminal defense attorneys at Fakhimi & Associates know from years of experience that many sex crime accusations are exaggerated or fabricated by persons who – for whatever reason – are mistaken, jealous, or just plain vengeful. The number of wrongly convicted sex offenders victimized by sloppy investigations and shoddy evidence has become a genuine cause for concern, but when you are represented on a sex crime charge by an experienced Rancho Cucamonga sex crimes lawyer at Fakhimi & Associates, that lawyer will work ceaselessly to uncover the truth and to win justice. It’s the work we’ve been doing successfully for many years.
If the evidence against you is strong in a sex crime case, you will require skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced legal guidance. At Fakhimi & Associates, we have decades of criminal defense experience and up-to-date knowledge of the forensic techniques used by sex crime investigators. Those techniques have also been used to exonerate a number of Californians wrongly convicted of sex crimes in the past. At Fakhimi & Associates, we are dedicated legal advocates for every sex crime defendant we represent.When Should You Contact Us Regarding a Sex Crime Allegation in San Bernardino County?
If you are in legal trouble because of a sex crime allegation, the sooner you speak with a criminal defense attorney at Fakhimi & Associates, the better. In some cases, a suspect may be aware of a pending sex crime investigation prior to being arrested. If you can work with an attorney before a formal arrest is made, your attorney can “get ahead of the case,” and in some cases, have the charge reduced or never filed at all.
We will make sure that your willingness to cooperate with authorities ahead of an arrest does not make you even more vulnerable legally. Sex crime charges in Rancho Cucamonga and throughout southern California are investigated by tough, seasoned police veterans, and answering their questions without an attorney present is never a smart idea – even if you are entirely innocent of any crime.How are Sex Crimes Defined in California?
“Sex crimes” is a large and comprehensive category of crimes in California law, ranging from lewd behavior in public to forcible rape but including child pornography, sexual battery, statutory rape, internet sex crimes, solicitation, and a number of other sex-related violations. Some sex crimes in California are misdemeanors, but many are quite serious felonies. Fakhimi & Associates represents defendants charged with specific sex crimes including but not limited to:
- statutory rape, forcible rape, marital rape, and date rape
- sexual battery, forcible penetration with a foreign object, and oral copulation by force or fear
- soliciting or engaging the services of a prostitute, or engaging in or soliciting lewd conduct in public
- indecent exposure in a public or semi-public place, or lewd and lascivious acts with a minor
- possession of child pornography
- failing to register as a sex offender
The legal team at Fakhimi & Associates represents defendants accused of these crimes in Rancho Cucamonga and throughout Orange County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, and San Bernardino County. A conviction for the most egregious, violent sex crimes can send someone to prison for life in this state, but even a conviction for a misdemeanor first offense – for indecent exposure or soliciting a prostitute, for example – can mean time in custody, a lengthy probation, and a substantial fine.
Of course, the consequences of a sex crime conviction – even for a first offense – extend beyond the formal legal penalties. You’ll lose the trust of friends, neighbors, colleagues, and possibly even family members. You could lose your job. You might have difficulty keeping your family together. It might take years – and in some cases, it may, in fact, be impossible – to restore your personal reputation after you are convicted of a sex crime. That’s why it is so vitally important to contact Fakhimi & Associates at once if you are charged with – or under investigation regarding – any sex crime allegation in southern California.Will California Require You to Register as a Sex Offender?
Convictions for most but not all sex crimes in California require the offender to be registered with local law enforcement agencies and with the California Department of Justice as a sex offender. Registration is required for years and sometimes for life, and any failure to follow the guidelines for registered sex offenders can land that offender in prison. The possibility of spending years or a lifetime as a registered sex offender is yet another reason why anyone charged with a sex crime in California needs honest legal advice and aggressive defense representation.
Minors convicted of sex crimes are not immune from harsh penalties, and in some cases, minors may be tried for sex crimes as adults. It is imperative for anyone who is accused of a sex crime to contact a recognized, experienced legal defense firm that routinely represents defendants accused of sex crimes in Southern California. If you need legal assistance, contact Fakhimi & Associates. We can help. Make the call, and make the right choice for your freedom and your future.