Even The Accusation Of A Sex Crime Can Be Devastating
Like domestic violence, just an accusation of committing a sex crime can be enough to get you arrested and create havoc in your life. If you are actually charged with a sex crime, do not speak to anyone about your case before speaking to a qualified attorney. As an experienced San Jose sex crimes attorney, Gregory M. Alonzo will only judge the facts of the case, not the person accused. In a time of crisis you deserve someone on your side who will help you aggressively defend your rights.
Solicitation And Internet Sex Crimes In Santa Clara County
One of the most common sex crimes is solicitation of prostitution, which basically means to encourage or demand someone to engage in the criminal act of prostitution. In order to prove solicitation the state must prove several elements such as intent to engage in prostitution, specifically the intent to engage in a lewd act in exchange for some form of compensation. In addition the prosecution must show clear evidence of an act performed that reflects the defendant’s agreement to engage in prostitution.
In my career, I have handled a variety of criminal sex cases, including:
- Statutory rape, now called unlawful sex with a minor
- Date rape
- Possession of child pornography
- Computer sex crimes and online solicitation
- Sexual assault
- Child molestation
- Sex registration violations
California criminal statutes for sex crimes vary wildly depending on the nature and severity of the crime and whether the crime involved a minor. As in all strike cases, prior convictions are considered during the sentencing phase of a trial.
The end result in any criminal case depends on the strength of the evidence, the legality of the law enforcement and courtroom procedures, and the goals and strategies used by both the prosecutor and the defense. Any criminal charge of a sexual nature can have a devastating effect on your life. An experienced lawyer can help you understand what’s at stake and help you create an effective defense strategy moving forward.
Everyone deserves an aggressive defense of his or her rights, regardless of the charge. Contact the Law Office of Gregory M. Alonzo for a no-obligation, confidential consultation to discuss your case in a calm, nonjudgmental environment.