Los Angeles Sex Offenses Attorney
Dedicated to Protecting the Rights of Those Facing Charges
Nothing can be more frightening or embarrassing than being charged with a sex-related offense or caring for someone who has been. Few people are aware that accusers may be unreliable for many reasons, ranging from false claims based on “confirmation bias” (a theory that a person convinces themselves that something occurred to justify actions) to seeking benefits in immigration or custody disputes.
At The Law Offices of Ian Wallach, P.C., Attorney Ian Wallach can provide a detailed analysis of the range of potential outcomes, pursue alternatives to sentencing, and take the matter through trial should that be the best course of action. He has handled many sex-related cases with outstanding results, and has done so by respecting everyone involved in the process, including, and especially, the client.
Skilled at Handling Even the Most Complex Cases
Sex crimes involve conduct that is sexual in nature, and various types of acts are prohibited under the law. If you’re facing a sex crime allegation, you need serious defense on your side to fight your charge.
Attorney Ian Wallach delivers sound counsel and guidance for all types of sex offense charges in Los Angeles, including, but not limited to:
- Child Pornography: Both California and federal law make it a crime to produce, possess, or transfer any visual material depicting a person under 18 years of age engaged in a sexual act. A conviction can result in incarceration and/or fines.
- Child molestation: Under California penal code 647.6(a)(1), it’s unlawful for an adult to annoy or molest a child under 18 years of age. Doing so can result in a jail term of up to 1 year and/or a fine of up to $5,000.
- Rape: A person commits this crime if they have unlawful sexual intercourse with a person who is not their spouse and they accomplish the offense by using force, violence, causing imminent fear of bodily injury, or under any situation in which the alleged victim could not consent. A conviction can lead to imprisonment for up to 8 years.
- Statutory rape: This offense is committed when a person has nonconsensual sex with a minor – someone under 18 years of age. As with rape of an adult, the punishments include an 8-year prison sentence.
- Indecent exposure: California Penal Code 314 makes it unlawful for any person to expose their body or genitals to another in a way that would be considered offensive or annoying. If the individual is convicted, depending on the nature of the incident, they could be sentenced to a maximum of 6 months or 1 year in county jail.
- Prostitution: California Penal Code 647(b) prohibits people from requesting or agreeing to engage in sexual conduct in exchange for money or anything of value. Prostitution is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 6 months in jail.
- Lewd Conduct: Any person who engages in lewd conduct in public can be charged with a misdemeanor. A conviction can lead to a jail term of up to 6 months.
Sex Offender Registry Requirements
In addition to possible incarceration and/or fines, a sex crime conviction can also result in the requirement to register as a sex offender. This means that if you are found guilty of a certain offense, you would have to provide a local law enforcement agency with your personal identifying information. Depending on the crime, your information would be put into a database that the public can access.
The length of time sex offenders are required to register is based on the tier they’re in:
- Tier 1: 10 years
- Tier 2: 20 years
- Tier 3: Life
Thus, a conviction for a sex crime can have adverse impacts even long after you have completed your term of incarceration and paid your fine.
Zealously and Vigorously Fighting for You
At The Law Offices of Ian Wallach, P.C., Attorney Ian Wallach works closely with those he helps to understand their needs and goals and develop innovative strategies for their cases. When you choose him, you will have an advocate on your side dedicated to seeking a favorable outcome on your behalf.
Admitted to Practice Law in California, New York, & Colorado
Board of Directors Member for National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Not Afraid of Going to Trial
An Abundance of Notable Case Outcomes
Compassionate Client Service & Innovative Legal Strategies
Member of the United States Supreme Court Bar