If You are Accused of a Sex Crime, Hire an Experienced Sacramento Defense Attorney
Obtain a Sacramento County lawyer to stand in your defense
If you have been charged with a sex crime, then you’re in a very dangerous and stressful situation. The possibility exists that you will up to life in prison or have to register as a sex offender and live with that burden for the rest of your life. In addition, there is the definite possibility of losing your friends, family, job, and reputation. The stakes are high, and this is exactly why you should hire the best sex crime attorney possible to stand in your defense.
Sacramento sex offense lawyer Brandon Leibrock has aggressively defended the accused in California courts against false accusations of rape, sexual abuse, indecency with a child, and more.
Because sex crimes are such delicate subjects, a professional is needed to help mitigate the ramifications of the “court of public opinion”. It is not uncommon for the accuser to tell all their friends and family about the alleged crime before or during an investigation. This can lead to the accused person(s) being harassed, threatened, and/or vandalized by some people who believe the accuser without any evidence. As with many other crimes, constant pressure can, on occasion, push the defendant into making a false or tainted confession, solely with the desire to make the harassment stop. This is a grave mistake and will only lead to more problems, as the general public will then become more convinced that the defendant is, in fact, guilty of the crime.
How to Defend Against an Accusation or a Criminal Charge of a Sex Crime
The Good News
Oftentimes, an knowledgeable attorney can bring cases to a swift resolution without damage to the reputation or record status of the accused being affected.
There are several ways to win a sexual crime case:
• Establish Innocence
If the alleged perpetrator can be proven to have been somewhere else at the time of the alleged incident, then they could not have committed the crime they are being accused of.
• Dishonest Motives
Sometimes an accuser may have a reason to make up an incident that never happened, and it comes down to the skill of the defense attorney to dig out any reason the accuser may have made a false accusation. For example, people will sometimes lie about being the victim of a sex crime, in order to provide a cover story for having cheated on their significant other. These such false accusations of sex crimes not only put someone’s future at stake, but they also cause real victims of sex crimes to be less-likely to come forward.
• Tainted Evidence
When interviewing someone about a crime, it is not uncommon for “loaded questions” to be asked, and ultimately, false stories or even false memories are created. The manner in which questions are asked needs to be carefully considered and examined to ensure that only the real truth is presented, rather than some which has been artificially constructed with the intention of assigning guilt.
• Evidence Suppression
If improper procedure was used in obtaining evidence, then that evidence may be “suppressed” and cannot be used in attempting to convict you. The defense attorney needs to examine exactly how all the evidence was obtained.
Defend your future with a lawyer you can trust: Contact an experienced sex crime defense attorney in Sacramento, CA.
Evidence to the Contrary
In some situations, it is possible that evidence exists against the accuser, such as a video recording of the alleged incident… not occurring. This can happen in the workplace or at the grocery store, or in any other public place, where there is a video camera, capturing the actions of both parties. If this footage, when matched to the time the accuser claimed the incident happened, shows something different happening, then it can be used to help establish innocence.
Or, if the accuser specifies a time of day and location the incident occurred, and the accused provides some proof that they were not at that location at that time, then this is a sign that the accuser may be making up a claim or twisting the truth.
Examples of such a situation: Accuser claims that the incident happened around noon on Saturday at a restaurant on one end of Sacramento, but the accused has a grocery store receipt with checkout time around noon, from a store miles away, then it’s likely that either the accuser had the time wrong, or there’s more to the story.
An experienced sex crime attorney knows how to look for these such inconsistencies in stories and help the defendant collect any and all evidence that would put them somewhere other than the location of the alleged incident.
What Constitutes as a Sexual Offense?
According to the California Penal Code, the following acts are considered sex crimes in the state:
- Child sex offenses (includes continuous sex abuse of a child, aggravated sexual assault, aggravated kidnapping, statutory rape, sex trafficking, child prostitution, sexual performance by a child, sexual assault of a child, sexting, etc.)
- Online solicitation of a minor
- Possession or distribution of child pornography
- Indecency with a child (by contact or exposure)
- Public lewdness
- Indecent exposure
- Unlawful disclosure or promotion of intimate visual material
- Promotion of prostitution
- Rape & sexual assault
Most sex offenses in California are considered felonies under state law. Punishments for sex crimes vary from case to case. More information sex crime terminology and punishments for these offenses can be found here:
However, regardless of your situation, you should consult a knowledgeable sex crime defense attorney for specific laws and counsel, as no two sex crime cases are alike.
Professional, Knowledgeable, and Experienced
“Brandon is very good and knowledgeable when it comes to firearms laws and criminal law. Has help me in many areas and is reliable and honest and I don’t hesitate to recommend him to people in need of representation!”
– Ed R.
“Brandon Leibrock has helped me with many things over the years. Brandon top notch experience. I’ve had a few others but they couldn’t help like he has. His knowledge is above the others!”
– Chris M.
“Mr. Leibrock’s professionalism is awesome. He was always available when I needed him. He followed through with my case very well. He is still to this day here for me. I trust him 100%. I know you will have excellent results with Mr. Leibrock”
– Harlan H.
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