Newport Beach Sex Crimes Lawyers
Defending Clients Accused of Sex Crimes in Orange County
People charged with sex crimes may face serious penalties and consequences. The severity of sex crimes charges highly depends on the age of the alleged victim and the conduct of the crime. The attorneys at Corrigan Welbourn Stokke, APLC have over 100 years of collective experience representing clients from their sex crimes charges throughout Orange County. If you have been charged with a sex offense, your freedom and future are at stake. Our legal team has extensive knowledge and experience that can help you obtain the best possible outcome for your case.
Don’t hesitate to contact our sex crimes attorneys today for a free consultation at (949) 541-5400!
Types of Sex crimes
There are several types of sex crimes in California. Sex crimes can be charged as felonies and are punishable by extensive prison time. A variety of misconduct is considered sex crimes include child molestation, child pornography, rape, sexual assault and battery, and solicitation of a prostitute. Although these are the more common types of sex crimes, there are less obvious situations that can also lead to California sex crimes charges.
Coercive situations that can lead to California rape charges include:
- A man having sexual intercourse with a woman who is passed out drunk;
- A doctor “tricking” their patient to have sex with him by telling them it’s the only way to cure a particular illness;
- A police officer telling a person they pulled over that they will let them go if they have sex.
Sex crimes Penalties in California
The consequences and stigmas that follow a California rape conviction are generally severe. In California, rape is penalized with 3 to 8 years in state prison. If the alleged victim was a minor at the time of the act, the conviction is 7 to 13 years. However, there are cases where innocent people are wrongly accused of rape. There are several legal defenses to rape allegations.
Some of these defenses include:
- False accusations from the accuser
- Honest and reasonable belief of consent to intercourse
- The actual intercourse did not happen
- Insufficient evidence
- Mistaken identity
Contact Our Sex Crimes Attorneys
If you have been charged with sex crimes, it is vital to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys at Corrigan Welbourn Stokke founded this firm with a mission to bring the best criminal defense options to Orange County. Our attorneys have extensive trial experience and have handled high-profile cases involving political figures, business executives, and celebrities. Our legal team also consists of three former prosecutors, so we understand the strategies that the other side will attempt to use. This experience equips us to develop strong and strategic defenses for our clients.
Let our attorneys get started on your case today! Contact our sex crimes lawyers today for a free consultation at (949) 541-5400.