Sex Crimes

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Ventura Sex Crimes Attorney

California Sex Offender Levels

As of January 2021 California has replaced it's law which requires convicted sex offenders to register for life. With the introduction of SB 384 there will now be 3 tiers of sex offenders that will determine the severity of their offense & the length of their registry requirements.

The new tiers are as follows:

  • Tier 1 - Includes the least severe offenses such as misdemeanor sex crimes, offenders can petition to be removed from the registry after 10 years.
  • Tier 2 - Includes increased offenses such as sexual acts with minors, offenders can petition to be removed from the registry after 20 years.
  • Tier 3 - Includes extremely severe offenses such as human trafficking, offenders will be required to register for life.

Part of what makes sex crime cases difficult to handle is the sensitive nature of the cases. These crimes do occur, and no one wants to trivialize them. At the same time, however, there are some people who will try to twist the facts to their advantage to hurt another person. At Bentley Law, we strive to get to the truth of the matter and ensure that our clients have an opportunity to tell their side of the story.

Put a trusted Ventura sex crimes lawyer in your corner. Call (805) 210-8555 to schedule a free consultation by phone or in person.

Defense Strategies for Sex Crime Charges

As a defendant in a criminal case, your goal is not to prove innocence but to establish reasonable doubt that you could have committed the crime(s) you are charged with. If someone is lying about the details of the alleged crime, then finding inconsistencies in their story is critical to your defense.

Some possible defenses for a sex crime charge include:

  • Mistaken identity
  • False accusations
  • Inconsistent witness testimony
  • Lack of evidence
  • Bias from police or prosecution
  • Faulty forensic testing

Here to Support You

Your life can change as soon as you are arrested for a sex crime. People in your life may be unsure of what to think or how to treat you, which can make an already difficult situation even more stressful. Focusing too much on what is happening now will not help your case. If you’ve been charged with a crime, you should now be concerned with building your defense.

Our sex crimes lawyer in Ventura is here to help you stay on track and plan for the future. We want to hear your side of the story and protect your rights however we can.

Initial consultations at our firm are offered at no charge. Call (805) 210-8555 or contact us online today.

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