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.