- Avoid discussing your charges with police officers or the prosecution
- Contact a sex crimes lawyer to get fast help
- Focus on ensuring your rights are protected
Getting legal help from a criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles is one of the most important steps to take after an arrest. Find out more about how a lawyer can help you by contacting the Simmrin Law Group. Reach us at (310) 997-4688.
A Lawyer Can Help You Handle Sexual Misconduct Allegations Carefully
Sexual misconduct can refer to many different actions here in California. In many cases, sexual misconduct is not considered a direct criminal charge. Instead, it can refer to any unwanted sexual contact or attention. Examples of sexual misconduct could include:
- Sexual battery
- Lewd conduct
These charges are treated very seriously in the court system in California. A conviction for a sex crime can lead to fines, jail time, and registry as a sex offender. Therefore, it’s very important that you take immediate steps if you are arrested for sexual misconduct.
For a free legal consultation, call (310) 928-9347
Do Not Discuss Sexual Misconduct Allegations without a Lawyer
You have the right to remain silent if you are arrested for a criminal act in California. This means you have the right not to incriminate yourself. Exercise your rights by politely refusing to answer questions from:
- Police officers
You should get in touch with a sex crimes lawyer before you discuss any aspects of your case. Keep in mind that the prosecution can use everything you say against you. Therefore, you should be very cautious when discussing your charges.
How You Can Resolve Your Case If You Are Arrested for Sexual Misconduct
You can get help resolving your charges if you are accused of sexual misconduct here in Los Angeles. There are three primary ways to resolve a sexual misconduct allegation. You can:
- Have your charges dismissed
- Have your charges reduced
- Settle your charges in court
We can take steps to get your charges dismissed if there is insufficient evidence that sexual misconduct occurred. In some cases, you can also get your charges reduced by accepting a plea bargain. Plea bargains are deals offered by the prosecution.
Plea bargains will reduce the overall penalties you face for a sexual misconduct charge. However, they still require you to plead guilty. This means you can still face penalties like fines and jail time.
Finally, our team can represent you in court if you are accused of sexual misconduct. We can argue that you were falsely accused. We may also work to show that you had consent to engage in sexual conduct with the alleged victim.
Call a Lawyer Today if You Have Been Arrested for Sexual Misconduct
What to know what to do if you are arrested for sexual misconduct? Reach out to the Simmrin Law Group and get legal advice right now. Our sex crimes lawyers in Los Angeles are standing by to help with your defense right now. You can reach us if you call (310) 997-4688. You can also fill out our online contact form. Get more information today with a risk-free consultation.