Sexual Assault Lawyer Serving L.A.
Sexual Assault Law in California
Being accused of sexual assault in California is serious business. Because
of the stigma attached to sexual crimes, accusations alone can seriously
damage a person’s reputation. The Law Offices of Decio Rangel, Jr.
defends clients in Los Angeles and surrounding areas against sexual assault charges.
As a former prosecutor in the District Attorney's Office for five years,
Mr. Rangel is a recognized expert in the specialized
sex crime arena. His relationships and inside knowledge of the process bring a rare
asset to this area of criminal law.
Sexual assault laws in California define sexual assault as unwanted or
non-consensual sexual contact and include grabbing or groping, but exclude
actual intercourse. Sexual assault may also be called attempted
rape, sexual abuse or sexual battery.
Sexual assault charges can turn your life upside down and cause damage
to your reputation, career, personal relationships and business relationships.
If convicted, the stigma follows you for the rest of your life. You must
also register as a sex offender, which is public information and can be
accessed by neighbors and employers.
Depending on the charges and circumstances, a sexual assault charge may
include a prison sentence. Because sexual assault charges create a high
risk of conviction, early case preparation is vitally important. Since
sexual abuse cases rarely have eyewitnesses and are often "he said,
she said" scenarios, immediate and thorough investigation by a
Los Angeles criminal defense attorney is paramount.
Criminal Defense Lawyer Fighting for your Future
A sexual assault defense is unlike other criminal defenses and requires
knowledgeable and skilled attorneys. We effectively defend clients against
sexual abuse charges by assembling a team of professionals, which may
include medical experts, private investigators and forensic specialists.
We examine all the evidence against you including:
- Witness statements
- Victim statements
- Police reports
- Physical/forensic evidence
- DNA evidence
- Medical reports
After reviewing the evidence, we determine defense strategies that may include:
- Using DNA/forensic evidence to disprove the defendant’s involvement
- Arguing that the act was consensual
- Showing the accusations to be false
Defense against the "he said, she said" prosecution is just one
possible scenario. In many sexual assault and abuse law cases, the evidence
is just the victim’s word. Your case largely depends upon an aggressive
defense. We passionately defend sexual assault charges and fight for your
rights. Our prosecuting and defense attorney experience enables us to
anticipate prosecution strategies and provide an advantage in your defense.
Call today and get a free consultation and evaluation of your situation.
Contact a Los Angeles sexual assault lawyer for defense against sexual assault charges.