Have you been accused or charged with a sex crime in Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, Menifee, Hemet, Perris, Banning, Corona, or Riverside? The State of California takes allegations of sexual misconduct very seriously. This category of crimes are subject to extremely serious penalties and are generally punished more severely than any other offense except murder. Sexual offenders face penalties such as jail or prison time, heavy fines, and mandatory counseling.
The Law Office of Nicolai Cocis can help defend you. Call our Temecula sex crime lawyer at (951) 666-2605 to schedule an initial consultation.
Registering as a Sex Offender in California
Under California Penal Code 290, you will have to register as a sex offender at a local sheriff or police office for the rest of your life. This includes if you move away from the county or city where the crime took place or was charged. The sex offender registry reveals private information such as your age, name, defining bodily characteristics like scars and tattoos and even your picture and home address for the public to see. If you fail to register as a sex offender after a conviction, you could face up to three years in a state prison.
Defense for Criminal Sexual Allegations
Sexual misconduct is rarely witnessed by anyone other than the accuser and the accused. The risk of an innocent person being wrongfully convicted is generally higher in these cases. If you have been accused of rape, molestation, lewd conduct, child pornography, intercourse with a minor, child sexual abuse, prostitution or even indecent exposure, you could face sex-related criminal charges.
Do not forget though that you are guaranteed certain Constitutional rights. You do not need to say anything or answer any questions pertaining to your case. You could have been wrongfully arrested due to false accusations or faulty evidence.
A strong criminal defense attorney can help gather evidence and witness statements to defend your case. If you are being investigated for a criminal sexual act, now is the time to hire an attorney. Do not face the Riverside County criminal justice system alone, protect your rights and freedoms!
Cases We Handle
At the Law Office of Nicolai Cocis, we are experienced in defense of a full range of felony and misdemeanor sex offenses. We are also experienced in the emerging area of possession and distribution of child pornography using the internet.
We handle cases such as:
- Rape and sexual assault
- Child molestation
- Solicitation of a minor using the Internet
- Date rape
- Statutory rape
- Indecent exposure
- Prostitution and solicitation
- Lewd conduct
Contact us today. Our office is located near the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta, California.
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