If you’ve been prosecuted or investigated for a state or federal sex crime, you know that merely being accused of a sex crime can have a devastating impact on your life, even where there is little to no evidence to back up the claims of accusers and investigators. Your career, reputation, and status in community and work organizations can be jeopardized, and friends and family may even turn away from you in your greatest time of need. At The Law Offices of Omar Gastelum and Associates, PLC, we understand the stress and anxiety you may be going through in facing sex crime allegations. Our criminal defense attorneys are prepared to stand by your side in responding to investigations and charges and are committed to presenting your best defense to help you reach a dismissal, closed investigation, not guilty verdict, or reduced penalties.
Representing Defendants in All Sex Crimes Matters
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Omar Gastelum and Associates, PLC are seasoned criminal defense lawyers who have gone up against investigators and prosecutors to defend the rights and freedom of our clients. We represent individuals facing investigations and prosecutions for the following crimes:
- Sexual assault
- Statutory rape
- Child pornography
- Solicitation of a minor
- Prostitution-related crimes
- Domestic violence
- Violation of probation terms
Sex crimes are taken very seriously by the California courts, and federal investigators and prosecutors often bring charges related to pornography and interstate prostitution. Not only do criminal defendants face years in prison for a conviction, but, pursuant to California law, a defendant convicted of a sex crime will need to be registered with the California and federal sex offender registries for life. Thus, it is critical that a defendant or potential defendant work with experienced criminal defense attorneys to defend their rights.
Get Aggressive Criminal Defense At the First Sign of Investigation
Many defendants being investigated for sex crimes avoid contacting an attorney out of fear that doing so will make them look guilty. By “going it alone” without a knowledgeable defense attorney in their corner, these defendants often do themselves an enormous disservice by making it easier for prosecutors and investigators to make their case for conviction, and by the time the defendant is charged and requests a lawyer, the damage has been done.
It is your constitutional right under the Sixth Amendment to have a lawyer represent you, and when you ask for an attorney all questioning by law enforcement must stop. Furthermore, it is your Fifth Amendment right not to provide law enforcement with any potentially incriminating information against you. You should never feel restrained from pursuing your constitutional rights by refusing to speak to law enforcement and by working with a lawyer, and no court will hold your proper exercise of your rights against you. When you contact a criminal defense attorney at our firm, we will be by your side every step of the way to make sure your rights are protected and that all is evidence is shown in the best possible light to defend your freedom.
Contact a Los Angeles Sex Crimes Attorney Today
Our criminal defense attorneys are dedicated to doing whatever it takes to defend your rights during a sex crimes investigation or prosecution and to protect your freedom and reputation. We provide legal assistance in English, Spanish, Farsi, Korean, and Arabic. Contact our offices today to schedule a consultation with a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney to see what we can do for you.