Teen Sexting, State/Federal Child Pornography, Sex With Minor, Lascivious or Lewd Acts
Sex offenses carries heavy penalties in California when convicted. Because of the heavy penalties associated with sexual offenses charges it is important that you hire a skilled and experienced sex crimes attorney in San Diego with proven results for immediate help. The Law Offices of Thomas P. Matthews is one of the best defense team with 25 years of combined experience. Our legal experts have gotten many dismissals and sentence reductions for those accused of any type of state and federal sexual offenses throughout Southern California & SD County courts. Please call or contact us for 24/7 free consultation.
The below are just a list of sexual offenses that our law firm handle:
- Sexual Abuse
- Sexual Molestation
- Sex With a Minor
- Date Rape
- Statutory Rape
- Spousal Rape
- Forcing objects into sexual organs
- Lewd Conduct
- Indecent Exposure
- Child pornography
- Sexting with Minor
Overview of California Sex Crime Law
California is very explicit on sex crimes and their penalties. Statutory rape is defined as sex performed by an adult with a minor, regardless of relation or circumstance. The state law does not permit sex by anyone under 18 years old. The older party can be charged with statutory rape even if the minor consents to having sex.
Lewd and lascivious acts are very complex sex offenses as there are many potential variables. Such sex crimes are known as child molestation with penalties imposed according to the type of sexual acts committed with the minor.
Forced rape is commonly known as rape when no consent is given by one party. Sexual battery is a sex offense charge applied to circumstances not classified under other sexual charges. It is a sexual offense to touch another sexually without consent.
California stringent laws on a wide array of offenses that are considered as sex crimes. Such crime charges are applied regardless of status and age of the alleged victim. Sex crimes charges in California are categorized as follows include:
- Felony sex offenses
- Misdemeanor sex offenses
- ‘Sex texting’ offenses
forced rapes, spousal rapes, date rapes, statutory rapes, sexual battery, lewd sexual acts and child pornography.
Misdemeanor Sex Offenses
include child molestation, indecent exposure and prostitution.
Lewd Acts or Lascivious Acts With A Child (CA PC 288)
Lewd or lascivious act with a child is a serious crime that carries up to 16 years in prison and requires you to register as a sex offender too.
Teen/Minor Sex Texting Offenses
cover the unlawful use of electronic communications on delivering or distributing sexual material to minors such as the mobile phone or computer. Explicit sex messages texted or sex photos sent via SMS or MMS to a minor are construed as sex crimes under the state law.
‘Sexting’ communications invoke sex crime charges that cover communication with teens/minors with the intention of performing lewd acts, possessing harmful sexual materials of minors, sending sexual materials with the intention to seduce and sexual exploitation of minors.
State & Federal Child Pornography (Penal Code 311.1, 311.2, 311.3, 311.4, 311.10 & 311.11 PC)
Breaking a California child pornography is a serious crime that carries a heavy penalties. If are found to have a child porn with the intention to watch, distribute, produce, or sell you will be charged. The charge is a wobbler which mean that it can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. The penalties for child ponography can send you to prison for up to 8 years and a fine of up to $100,000. You can also be charged with a federal child porn on top of a state charges. Federal child ponography conviction carries more penalties than a state one.
Our Top Rated Sex Crimes Defense Strategies
Professional sex crime representation by our experienced legal firm of Law Offices of Thomas P. Matthews is necessary to expunge any sex crime charge to avoid undesirable labels for life on any defendant. We will question the motives of the accuser and try to prove that they are falsely accusing you. We will also question any eyes witness and present it as a form misidentification. We also look for laws broken when you were arrested and prosecutors mistakes
Sex Crimes Case Results
— Accused of Felony Sex Trafficking of a Minor—
— Case DISMISSED!
— Charged With 6 counts child molestation
— NOT GUILTY IN ALL COUNTS
— Charged With Felony Rape
— Reduced to misdemeanor assault/no jail.
Contact Our Experienced and Top Rated Defense Team Today For Free Consultation On Teen Sexting, State/Federal Child Pornography, Sex With Minor, Lascivious or Lewd Acts
Sex offenders face intense persecution from the state & federal prosecutors when such charges are being prosecuted. Adverse consequences are catastrophic with life-changing impacts that include long prison terms and ‘sex offender’ label for life. It is crucial to appoint our experienced defense law firm to represent the defendant against sexual charges.
Email us through the contact form or call (619) 378-9990 for help now. It is very important that you consult with an experienced