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Salinas Sex Crime Attorney

Fighting Sexual Misconduct Accusations in Monterey County

At The Worthington Law Centre, our criminal defense attorneys defend clients facing charges ranging from unlawful sexual conduct to possession of child pornography to aggravated sexual assault to rape. Contact an attorney at our Salinas or San Francisco law office for a free consultation. California State & Federal Sex Crimes We Handle

Our Salinas sex crime attorneys represent people accused of such criminal sexual conduct charges as:

  • Forcible rape, sexual assault, or aggravated sexual assault
  • Statutory rape or criminal sexual conduct with a minor aged 14 or older
  • Sexual conduct with a child under 14
  • Lewd and lascivious conduct
  • Internet sex crimes such as solicitation of a minor or child pornography

We also represent people charged with violations of the California sex offender registration rules, including technical violations based on convictions from other states. Sometimes, we can help people with prior sex crime convictions get relief from the registration requirements.

Are you facing a sex crime charge? Call The Worthington Law Centre today at (831) 704-1852 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our sex crime lawyer in Salinas!

Understanding California Sex Crime Laws

When facing accusations of sexual misconduct or involvement in sex crimes, it's crucial to understand the laws and regulations surrounding these offenses in California. Our team of experienced Salinas sex crime attorneys is well-versed in the complexities of California sex crime laws and can provide you with the knowledge and guidance you need to navigate your case.

Key points to understand about California sex crime laws include:

  • Definition of sexual misconduct and related offenses
  • Penalties and consequences for sex crime convictions
  • Rights of the accused and legal defenses available
  • Age of consent laws and implications
  • Legalities of paying for sex in California

By partnering with The Worthington Law Centre, you can benefit from our proactive approach to your defense and our commitment to dismissing or reducing charges whenever possible.

Is Paying for Sex Legal in California?

It is illegal in California to pay for sex or sell sex for money. Prostitution includes any of the following actions:

  • Exchanging money or something else of value for a sex act
  • Exchanging money to solicit sex

The misdemeanor crime of prostitution by an adult is punishable by a $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail. If the prostitute is under 18, the crime is punishable by a $25,000 fine and other penalties.

What is the Age of Consent in California?

In California, the age of consent for sexual intercourse is 18. Therefore, anyone under 18 cannot legally consent to sexual activity with an adult.

It is essential to understand that even if both parties are under 18, it is still a crime for anyone over the legal age limit to engage in sexual activities with someone below the legal age. Remember, the state does not have a Romeo and Juliet law, which prevents romantic and sexual behavior between individuals who are close in age from being charged with statutory rape and other sex crimes.

You Can Benefit From Our Proactive Approach to Your Defense

California Board of Legal SpecializationWe use our experience and understanding of the criminal justice system to take early action against your charges. We invest a lot of energy in your case right away. This clarifies the issues, exposes the weaknesses in the case, and builds an advantage for a favorable resolution of the matter before trial.

However, if we need to present your case to a jury, we know how to do so. Certified as a Specialist in Criminal Law since 1977 by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization, Tom Worthington has been trying and winning cases since 1970, along with his team of outstanding and experienced Salinas sex crime lawyers.

Dismissing & Reducing Charges

Our Salinas sex crime lawyers aim to keep your exposure to punishment to the absolute minimum by expanding the options for a favorable resolution. First, we try to dismiss the case by showing the District Attorney’s office that it cannot prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

If the facts in your case will not support a full dismissal of the charges, we still negotiate with the prosecution whenever possible to reduce your charges, making sure you are facing the lightest possible charges. If we cannot negotiate toward a plea agreement that you can accept, we will prepare for trial and move forward to win.

Contact  The Worthington Law Centre today to schedule a FREE consultation with one of our Salinas sex crime attorneys!

Notable Cases & Results

  • Probation and Only One Strike 18-Year-Old Young Man Facing Six Years in State Prison and Two Strikes
  • Receives Misdemeanor Treatment 19 Year Old Developmentally Disabled Mexican Immigrant Charged with Forcible Rape and Facing Prison and Deportation
    Receives Misdemeanor Treatment After Attorneys Argue He Had Been Denied Due Process of Law
  • Probation and Not Required to Register 21 Year Old College Student Facing Years in Prison and Lifetime Registration as a Sex Offender
  • Not Guilty 23 Counts of Insurance Fraud and Perjury
  • Probation 24 Year Old Salinas Man Facing 7 Years in State Prison for Bank Robbery
  • Probation 26 Year Old Man Facing over 7 Years in Prison
  • Probation 28 Year Old Salinas Man Facing 13 Years in State Prison for Weapons Charges with Gang Enhancements
  • Not Guilty of All Charges 46 Year Old Hollister Man Facing Life in Prison for Alleged Child Molestation
  • Not Guilty of All Charges 46 Year Old Hollister Man Facing Life in Prison for Alleged Child Molestation
  • Not Guilty Verdict Armed Robbery

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  • “Tom and Brian Worthington are the real deal!”

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  • “On behalf of my entire family, thank you so much, Brian, for your amazing efforts and superhuman compassion as you shepherded us through this awful experience.”

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  • “Successful results with my criminal case that was my concern.”

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  • “Worthington law firm worked at providing the highest quality of professionalism and attention to detail that I needed to prove my innocence and to win my case.”

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