Sex Crimes Attorney in Los Angeles

Providing Legal Representation When You Need it Most

Crimes involving or related to sex or sexual assault can be extremely problematic for a number of different reasons. First, many of these cases will have specially assigned prosecutors from a sex crimes unit, meaning all they do is prosecute sex crimes. Second, prosecutors and politicians take these crimes very seriously and have little sympathy for sex offenders, making potential punishments very severe. And third, many of these crimes allow prosecutors to request that an individual register as a sex offender, making it more difficult for individuals to obtain employment, travel or live their lives freely even after their sentence is complete.

Some examples of sex crimes include:

  • Soliciting Prostitution
  • Prostitution
  • Pimping and Pandering
  • Rape/Statutory Rape
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Sexual Assault
  • Lewd Acts with a Minor

The Reality of Being Charged with a Sex Crime

On top of potential criminal punishment, just being charged with a sex crime, especially one involving a minor, can carry a powerful stigma in today’s society, whether or not you are actually convicted. Prosecutors are aware of this and sometimes use that fact to drag a case out or make it as public as possible in hopes of pressuring an individual into accepting a plea bargain to keep the case quiet and resolve it quickly. This is why the right attorney is especially important in a sex-related case, because they can evaluate how strong or weak the prosecution’s case is and provide valuable guidance on whether or not to accept the deal being offered and what you can do to counter it.

What to Watch For in Sex Cases

Sex cases often involve conflicting testimony, with the individual being charged giving one version of events and law enforcement or the alleged victim giving a very different version, especially when minors or children are involved. As such, the credibility of the suspected individual, the arresting or investigating officers, and any witnesses are vital to proving or defending against a charge. One strong witness for or against you can often make or break your case.

That’s why we, at the Law Office of Benjamin Kanani, are always prepared to investigate heavily in favor of our clients and look very closely at the prosecution’s witnesses and what they claim to have seen or heard. Because we know, without these witnesses, sex crimes can become very hard to prove beyond a reasonable doubt.

For an honest evaluation of your situation, contact our firm at (310) 702-9701 to speak with an attorney in person regarding your case and get more clarity on what your options are.