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Sex Crime Defense Lawyer in Pasadena, CA

Defending Against Sex Crime Charges in Los Angeles County

California state law provides severe penalties for anyone who is convicted of a sex crime. Whether you face prosecution for a misdemeanor or a felony, you should do everything possible to avoid a guilty verdict. Being charged with a sex crime means you are facing possible imprisonment, fines and probation, as well as severe social consequences due to mandatory sex offender registration. Act now by retaining the services of a criminal defense attorney in Pasadena.

Having helped individuals challenge their criminal charges for more than 25 years, Matthew Cargal is a Pasadena criminal defense lawyer. Founded in 1997, The Law Offices of Matthew Cargal is led by him as the lead attorney.

He has opted to exclusively focus his practice on criminal defense instead of working for prosecuting agencies throughout his career. He has worked as a criminal defense lawyer for private attorneys and government agencies in the past.

Charged with a sex crime? Call (888) 717-0139 to contact a Pasadena sex crime defense lawyer from our firm to defend you.

What Are the Penalties of Sex Crimes in California?

Sex crimes carry a major social stigma. You need to take action now if you want to resolve the situation quickly and discreetly. Crimes such as indecent exposure, prostitution, child pornography and rape carry sentences ranging from 6 months in county jail to 8 years in state prison.

What many people do not know is that punishment for a sex crime continues even after your release. Under state law, you would also be required to register in the Sex Offender Tracking Program of the California Department of Justice (DOJ). Detailed information about your conviction would be made available to the general public via the state's Megan's Law website, including your photograph and home address.

What Offenses Are Considered Sex Crimes in California?

There are a vast number of offenses that are classified as sex crimes under California law, and each crime must be addressed according to the specific law that was violated. Some of the most common sex crimes committed in Pasadena include:

  • Child Abuse
  • Child Enticement
  • Child Pornography
  • Failure to Register
  • Rape
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Prostitution
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Battery

By taking action now to begin work on your case, you can significantly improve your chances of a successful outcome.

Contact Our Pasadena Sex Crimes Attorney Today

Our Pasadena criminal defense lawyer is very familiar with all of the courts in LA County, and knows what it takes to effectively defend against the charges in your case. We have an excellent rate of acquittal in representing our clients, and we will take the time to carefully prepare your defense. Statements that you make to investigators can be used as evidence against you, so it is wise to remain silent until you have secured a legal defender to protect your rights.

Charged with a sex crime? Contact a Pasadena sex crime lawyer from our firm to defend you.