Responding to allegations of a sexual offense requires careful consideration. Explanations of your actions intended to clear your name can be used against you in criminal proceedings. Before making any statements to police, exercise your right to remain silent and contact an experienced San Bernardino or Riverside criminal defense attorney.
Riverside Sex Crime Defense Lawyers
The Riverside, California, law firm of Greenberg & Greenberg can protect your rights and skillfully address the supporting evidence in a sexual assault case. Our sex crime defense lawyers represent clients charged with any sexual offense in Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties.
Contact us today online or by telephone at (951) 274-0003 to speak with one of our San Bernardino & Riverside sex crime defense lawyers.
Sexual Assault Charges and Hiring Our Attorneys
Sexual assault charges in San Bernardino & Riverside are taken very seriously by district attorneys. Even if sex was consensual and the person later calls it rape, you could still wind up in prison and labeled as a sex offender without a veteran defense attorney in your corner.
We examine all evidence of the alleged crime: the victim’s complaint, witness statements, police investigation reports, DNA evidence or other physical evidence. We move to suppress evidence obtained through illegal search and seizure, prejudicial police lineups, or other violations of our clients’ rights.
We identify inconsistent statements by the alleged victim or exonerating evidence that police and prosecutors have ignored, and examine the relevant history of the victim such as previous allegations of sexual assault.
Types of Sex Crime Defense Charges in Riverside
We handle a wide range of sex crime defense cases, including:
- Child Molestation Defense
- Date Rape Defense
- Statutory Rape Defense
- Rape Charges
- Child Pornography Defense
- Internet Solicitation
- Registering as a Sex Offender
- Possession of Obscene Matter
The San Bernardino & Riverside defense attorneys at our firm were former prosecutors before focusing exclusively on criminal defense. We offer more than 50 years of experience prosecuting and defending individuals facing sexual assault charges. We know the right steps to take in aggressively pursuing every avenue possible to get charges dismissed, negotiate a plea to a lesser charge, and prepare for the possibility of a jury trial.
Sexual Consent and California Law
In California, the age of sexual consent is 18. We have represented many clients 18 years and older charged with statutory rape for having consensual relations with a girlfriend/boyfriend who is 17 or younger. We also represent clients accused of enticement of minors over the Internet with the intention of meeting for sex. Every effort is made to have charges dropped or reduced, including evidence that the victim misrepresented his or her age.
Megan’s Law and Sex Offender Violations
California law requires any convicted sex offender to register as a sex offender with state and local authorities. Failing to register is a felony punishable by up to three years in prison.
Contact a Sex Crime Defense Lawyer Today!
If you have been charged with a sex crime and need a strong criminal defense, we are here to help. Contact us today online or by telephone at (951) 274-0003 to speak with one of our knowledgeable San Bernardino & Riverside sex crime defense attorneys. We offer free initial consultations and our phone is answered 24 hours per day. All calls are returned promptly.