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Are You Being Charged with Sexual Assault?

In California, a sex offense is any illegal act of any sexual nature. The Matian Firm handles thousands of these serious sex offenses. Our team works closely with the district attorney to ensure that those charge with a sex offense get the best result possible.

One of the most serious crimes is rape. Rape involves sex through the use of force, fear, coercion or violence. The most common sexual offenses include rape, marital rape, abuse, prostitution, sexual assault, lewd conduct, indecent exposure, pimping and some crimes of internet related to pornography.

Prosecutors and judges take sex crimes very seriously and one of the consequences of a conviction is a mandatory reporting, under Megan’s law. The person’s residence will be posted on the internet for anyone to view and will be label as a sexual offender. Other penalties faced by a person found guilty of a sex offense include imprisonment in jail or prison, parole or probation, lifetime record as a sexual offender, a criminal conviction on your record, counseling, fines, as well as restitution of the victim.

Sexual crimes can be a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the severity of the law;

  • Rape
  • Marital Rape
  • Statutory Rape (Under Age)
  • Sexual abuse of children
  • Prostitution
  • Sexual Assault
  • Lewd Behavior
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Pimping
  • Internet related pornography

If you are accused or investigated for a sexual offense you must hire an experienced lawyer immediately.

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