Sexual Misconduct Lawyer in Los Angeles
While it is not easy to put sexual assault or misconduct into a check box, the California penal code has broadened its coverage of same and how it should be dealt with. Rape, sodomy, sexual threats, inappropriate touching, and a lot more fall into the category of sexual assault. In simple terms, any kind of sexual interaction with another person without their consent, even sexual innuendos are treated as sexual misconduct.
In any scenario, sexual misconduct is under more scrutiny because of the rise in cases of sexual misconduct in the workplace and the #metoo movement. California law has been very aggressive in such cases and has been taking great measures to combat this behavior, since it not only impacts the victim’s current life but also seems to have a traumatic psychological effect for years to come.
Sexual Misconduct Lawyer in Los Angeles
As mentioned afore, sexual misconduct is a broad term that includes many behavior patterns. A lewd comment or gesture can also be treated as a sexual misconduct charge. In such cases, it is extremely important to have an understanding sexual misconduct lawyer who will not only listen to your side of the story but also examine every detail that led to your arrest.
C. Robert Brooks is an experienced sexual misconduct lawyer in Los Angeles with a deep understanding of the law and the a keen ability to analyse the particular facts of a case that an inexperienced lawyer might miss. With Brooks, you can share everything without the doubt of judgment and expect the best possible defense after a thorough examination of the case against you.
If you are looking for an expert sexual misconduct lawyer in Los Angeles, contact us for a free consultation now at (310) 994-7989 or contact us for more details.
Lewd Conduct – Penal Code Section 647(a)
An arrest for lewd conduct can occur under many circumstances. Most commonly it involves sexual conduct in a location that is not legally “private” including an automobile on an empty street.
Clients are often embarrassed about discussing the details that led to their arrest. I do my best to make clients feel as comfortable as possible in order to provide them with the best defense. With over twenty years as a criminal defense lawyer, there is very little left that can shock me.
Solicitation of Prostitution — Penal Code 647(b)
Whether actually engaging in the act of having sex for money or merely agreeing to do so, the offense is deemed committed simply by agreeing to provide or obtain sexual pleasures for a fee.
First offenses rarely involve jail time. However, second offenses require a mandatory confinement of forty-five days.
The skilled defense attorney will seek to get a diversion program with no conviction on his client’s record. He can also get the charge reduced with significantly fewer consequences to the client.
Again, as in so many cases, experience makes a difference.
Among the most serious of charges is Forcible Rape. In most cases the investigation begins with a detective contacting the suspected person to interview them. Typically, it might start with a friendly-sounding phone call suggesting that someone has made a complaint and that it would probably be a good idea to meet the detective “just so we can get this thing cleared up.” Don’t! This is when you most would need an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Regardless of your own belief in your innocence, talking to the police to try to explain yourself is rarely if ever a good idea.
Especially when you are suspected of rape.
Unlawful Sex with a Minor — Statutory Rape
The age of consent in California is eighteen years of age. Anyone having sex with someone under the age of consent who is more than three years older than the minor can be charged with this offense.
These charges can lead to serious penalties including jail time and the possibility of have to register as a sex offender.
I’ve been successful in representing clients who were able to avoid registration. This can be even more important than avoiding jail as being forced to register makes a normal life almost impossible.