Sexual Misconduct with a Minor
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Section 261-269 of the California Penal Code dictates the definition of sexual conduct with a minor. This includes any person over 21 years of age who engages in a sexual act with a person under the age of 16, or who engages in a sexual act with a minor who is not more than three years older or younger than they are.
This is a broad definition that doesn’t take into account issues of fraud or false accusations. There are many situations where one may be wrongly accused or lied to in regards to these serious charges. When you hire a Rancho Cucamonga criminal defense lawyer from Newman & Allen, we take the time to carefully review the circumstances of your case and advise you on the best course of action based on your particular circumstances.
Penalties for Sexual Misconduct with a Minor
Those who are under 18 years of age are vulnerable to a number of criminal activities. For this reason, they are heavily protected under California state laws. This consists of heavy penalties that can follow you for the rest of your life and permanent social stigma.
Personal, professional, and punitive consequences include:
- Registration on national sex offender’s listings
- Jail or prison time
- Permanent loss of freedoms, including the inability to use the internet or mobile devices
- Large fines and financial restitution
- Permanent loss of reputation in your community
- The inability to obtain or hold certain jobs, or to obtain certain employment licenses
- Loss of personal relationships
You Have Rights
The United States Constitution guarantees the same rights to those accused of any crime, no matter how serious the charges. Our Rancho Cucamonga sex crime defense attorneys work hard to help ensure that your rights are always upheld and that you receive the dedicated attention that your case deserves.