Sex Offenses

Sex Crimes Lawyer in San Bernardino

There are many types of sex offenses, both misdemeanor and felony. Misdemeanor offenses include:

  • Sexual Battery – Touching the intimate part of another against their will
  • Prostitution – Includes both prostitutes and “Johns.” Solicitation for prostitution is sufficient. No sex must occur. Usually, busts are made by undercover female cops posing as hookers and wearing a wire to record you.
  • Indecent Exposure – Exposing genitals with the intent of arousing self or someone else
  • Annoying or Molesting a Child – See the Child Molestation section

Felony sex offenses include, but are not limited to:

  • Rape
  • Sexual Battery
  • Forced Oral Copulation
  • Assault with Intent to Commit Rape
  • Sexual Penetration
  • Rape of Unconscious Person
  • Rape of Developmentally Disable Person
  • Pimping and Pandering

Sentences for Sex Offenses in California

Felony sex crimes carry harsh prison terms and require lifetime registration as a sex offender. Misdemeanor sex crimes carry a year in jail and also require lifetime registration. Registration will fundamentally change your life forever. You are very restricted as to where you can live and go, who you are around, and often your name and picture will appear on Megan’s Law website for all to see where you live.

The onerous burdens attached to sex offenses mean that you should fight them tooth and nail in court. Many, many of them are completely bogus, brought about by some scorned or angry person wanting to exact revenge. Many others were completely consensual acts which the victim later decides was forced upon her. Mark McDonald rarely takes a purported victim’s story at face value, and instead thoroughly investigates all facts underlying the claim, and the motive. An independent witness or scientific evidence, such as DNA, bodily fluids, injuries, clothing and other pieces of physical evidence are often necessary for a DA to be willing to file charges. Otherwise, it just one person’s word against another.

Do not accept a guilty plea to ANY sex offense without the advice of a really smart and passionate lawyer on your side. It will be the biggest mistake you ever make.

Call Mark McDonald today at (909) 443-1599 if you’ve been accused of a sex offense or the police want to question you. He can provide the legal defense you need.