- Remain silent but respectful
- Get in touch with a lawyer
- Refuse tests or searches if possible
Note that these are only a few suggestions about how to handle a sex crime charge in Los Angeles. You can get more in-depth information about your legal rights from our team at the Simmrin Law Group. Get started by calling us at (310) 997-4688.
Do Not Discuss Sex Crime Accusations with a Police Officer
It’s important to understand that police officers are not on your side if you are accused of a sex crime in California. Police officers and prosecutors are primarily focused on securing a conviction after they accuse you of a crime.
Police officers can use everything you say against you. Make sure that you exercise your Constitutional right to stay silent if you are accused of a sex crime. Inform police officers, politely, that you do not want to say anything until you’ve spoken with a lawyer.
Note that you must legally comply with any warrants brought along by police officers. However, you do not have to provide them with any information beyond the scope of the warrant. Contact a sex crimes lawyer in Los Angeles to learn more.
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Get a Lawyer to Help You Handle a Sex Crime Charge
The U.S. Constitution grants you the right to get legal representation after you’re charged with a sex crime. The experts recommend that you exercise your rights and contact a criminal defense lawyer to get the help that you want.
A lawyer can immediately begin helping with your case by:
- Advising you during legal questioning
- Helping during your arraignment hearing
- Working at your bail hearing to get you a low bail payment
- Investigating the facts about your case
A lawyer can immediately help you handle prosecutors. We can work to get your charges reduced and to block evidence against you. This can weaken the prosecution’s case.
We’ll also assess any plea bargains you are offered after a sex crime accusation. Plea bargains are deals offered by the prosecution. They allow you to reduce your charges by pleading guilty to a less-serious act.
Discuss all the ways a sex crimes lawyer in Los Angeles can help you right now. You can call (310) 997-4688 and speak with a team member at the Simmrin Law Group.
There Are Things You Should NOT Do After Being Accused of a Sex Crime
We’ve discussed some of the steps you should take after you are accused of a sex crime in the state of California. There are also some acts you should avoid if you are accused of a sex crime. Make sure that you do not:
- Submit to voluntary tests
- Allow the police to review your computer or phone
- Hand over any written records
- Volunteer for any kind of genetic testing
Note that the police may have warrants to obtain some of the above forms of evidence. You must comply with legal warrants. However, if they do not have a warrant you should not provide them with evidence.
Additionally, make sure that you do not directly contact any alleged witnesses or the alleged victim. It is better to allow your criminal defense lawyer to deal with communication with the alleged victim and others involved in the case.
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Build Your Defense Against a Sex Crime Charge Right Away
You can work with a lawyer to build a defense if you are contacted by the police or a state-licensed investigator. Members of our team are ready to help you handle sex crime allegations, including charges for:
- Sexual battery
- Forced oral copulation
- Lewd conduct
We know how to handle both misdemeanor and felony charges here in California. We can work to get your charges dismissed or reduced. You can also count on us to take your case to court if necessary.
Allow us to show that you were falsely accused of a sex crime. We can argue that you had consent for all sex acts. Learn more about your options by contacting us right now.
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Speak to a Lawyer if You’ve Been Contacted by the Police for a Sex Crime
You should contact a lawyer if you are contacted by the police or a state-licensed investigator for a sex crime charge. Allow our team at the Simmrin Law Group to start working on your case right away. Just call (310) 997-4688 or fill out our online contact form.
Our sex crime lawyers in Los Angeles are prepared to help you right now. Allow us to get started with a risk-free consultation.