Federal Sex Crimes

A Top-Rated federal sex crime attorney at our law firm will aggressively challenge any type of sexual related offenses in the Central District of Los Angeles

Federal sex crimes expose a person to multiple years in federal prison, a life time of sex registration and other restrictions / punishments that severely limit a person’s ability to lead a productive life. Because of political pressure, law makers have created harsh sentencing laws when it comes to the prosecution of sex crimes. Many of these laws do not take into account all the different circumstances that can occur when it comes to the various sex crimes that can be filed at the federal level. Hence, people are facing long prison sentences for simply viewing child pornography. Many of these people have no prior criminal records and lead a normal criminal free life otherwise. However, they are facing extreme consequences that should be saved for more serious offenders.

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF THINGS A JUDGE WILL CONSIDER BEFORE SENTENCING A PERSON CONVICTED OF A SEX CRIME?

There are many factors that are important when it comes to sentencing a person charged with a federal sex crime. The judge will look at the person’s criminal record, the nature and circumstances of the sex crime, the sophistication level of the person and their actions and most importantly, whether the person is likely to commit the same or similar crime again and how dangerous they are to the community. Many times I have a psychiatrist evaluate my client that is familiar with sex offenses and write a report addressing the likelihood that my client will be a repeat offender. If the report is thorough and credible, the judge will consider it before sentencing my client. Finally, the judge will listen to the arguments of the prosecutor and defense attorney before making his or her decision. It is absolutely essential, in my opinion, that you hire a federal criminal defense attorney that his handled the type of case you are charged with, in front of the judge you will be facing. If your attorney is familiar with the judge and his or her tendencies, then you will be in the best position to achieve the best possible result.

HOW IS BAIL DEALT WITH IN A FEDERAL SEX CRIME CASE?

In most federal criminal prosecutions, bail is dealt with at the initial appearance. A bail bondsman is typically not used because the person charged with the sex crime is remanded, permitted to sign or have a family member sign a signature bond (promising to pay a sum of money if the person does not show up to court), ordered to post a property bond (where the accused uses property to assure his or her appearance) or is simply permitted to be released from custody upon his or her promise to appear.

However, because sex offenders pose a greater risk to the community than an average federal criminal defendant, their release is usually scrutinized much more closely and it is more difficult to obtain a bail that can be posted. This is where a solid attorney is imperative! An attorney that knows how to assure the judge and prosecutor that their client will not commit any further crimes while out of custody and will make all future court appearances is invaluable. There is no substitute for experience and knowing what will work and what won’t. When your freedom, career and reputation are on the line, make the call to someone that has the battle tested experience you need.

To be charged with a sex crime on the federal level has more serious consequences than if you were to be charged on the state level and our experienced and aggressive federal defense attorneys are equipped with the knowledge and skill to defend your federal sex crime case.

Our federal sex crime attorneys know how the federal system operates and we are confident in our skill and legal strategies to represent you.

A conviction for a sex crime on a federal level results in imprisonment of as high as 20 years and even up to life; excessive fines; probation; and mandatory sex offender registration and annual re-registration so long as residing or working in California.

A federal sex crime charge requires an aggressive defense attorney that will fight for you and stand up for you until the end. We are the federal defense attorneys you are looking for. Our credentials are unmatched. We are confident in our ability and capability to defend your federal sex crime charge.

Contact our Los Angeles Federal Sex Crime Defense Attorneys and set up a free face to face consultation.