Sodomy of a minor is an atrocious and serious charge. If you are facing such charges, you are definitely going to need an aggressive and persistent sex crime defense attorney to be on your side.
The court room may already have a biased opinion about you if you are on the stand for a charge of sodomy of a minor, and our job as your sex crime defense lawyer is to have your side of the story heard and assert any and all defense on your behalf, such as the possibility that you may be falsely accused.
Sodomy of a minor is defined by California Penal code section 286 which states that any slight penetration is sufficient to complete the crime of sodomy.
Any person who engages in an act of sodomy with another person who is under 18 years of age will face punishment of imprisonment in the state prison, or in a county jail for not more than one year.
Any person over the age of 21 years who participates in an act of sodomy with another person who is under 16 years of age will be found guilty of a felony.
Any person who participates in an act of sodomy with another person who is under 14 years of age and more than 10 years younger than he or she shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for three, six, or eight years.
Penalties also may vary due to specific circumstances such as age of victim, whether there were any injuries, and prior records.
If you or someone you know is facing sodomy of a minor charge, it is a serious charge and you have no time to waste.
Contact our Los Angeles Sex Crime Defense Attorneys and set up a free consultation so we can start discussing you case and begin strategizing your defense.