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Salinas Sexual Assault Attorney

Defending You Against Sexual Assault Charges in Monterey County

If you have been accused of sexual assault, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney. A conviction for this serious offense could result in imprisonment, thousands of dollars in fines, and a lifetime registration as a sex offender. You may have a life-altering conviction on your record that could affect your ability to get a job, obtain housing and more. The consequences of a conviction are severe, and that's why you need an attorney dedicated to protecting your rights and defending you to the fullest extent of the law.

At The Worthington Law Centre, our Salinas sexual assault defense attorney is ready to help you. Attorney Worthington has years of experience handling a wide range of criminal cases and uses those skills to provide the best possible representation to his clients. When you work with our firm, you can be confident that you will be represented by an attorney highly respected in the community and with a proven track record of success.

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What Is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault is a criminal offense that involves unwanted or forced sexual contact. Sexual assault charges can range from a misdemeanor to a felony, depending on the circumstances of the case. For example, sexual assault charges can be charged as a felony if a weapon was involved, serious bodily injury, or the victim was a minor.

Sexual assault can occur in various situations, including at the workplace, school, or home. It can occur between strangers or between people who know each other. The victim is often too intoxicated or scared to fight against the attacker. In other cases, the victim may be too young to understand what is happening or to give consent.

Is There a Statute of Limitations on Sexual Assault in California?

No. California Penal Code § 799(b)(1) states no statute of limitations for certain felony sexual assault crimes. This law means that prosecution can begin after the crime is committed.

Types of Sexual Assault Charges

Our Salinas sexual assault lawyer handles a wide range of sexual assault cases, including:

  • Sexual battery
  • Rape
  • Statutory rape
  • Date rape
  • Forcible sodomy
  • Forcible oral copulation
  • Lewd acts with a child
  • Lewd acts with a minor
  • Indecent exposure

Sexual Assault Penalties

Sexual assault is a felony offense that can result in serious penalties, including:

  • Fines
  • Jail time
  • Probation
  • Community service
  • Restitution
  • Sex offender registration

Being convicted of sexual assault can also have serious long-term consequences. If convicted, you may have difficulty finding a job, getting a student loan, or renting an apartment. Additionally, you may have to register as a sex offender, making it difficult to find housing, get a job, and more. A conviction for sexual assault can have a lasting impact on your life.

Why You Need a Defense Attorney

When you are facing serious sexual assault charges, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. An experienced attorney can help you understand the charges against you and any potential defenses you may have. For example, an attorney can help you gather evidence to prove your innocence if you are falsely accused. If you are pressured into a plea bargain, an attorney can help you explore your options before deciding.

At The Worthington Law Centre, our Salinas sexual crimes defense attorney is ready to help you. Attorney Worthington has years of experience handling a wide range of criminal cases and uses those skills to provide the best possible representation to his clients. When you work with our firm, you can be confident that you will be represented by an attorney highly respected in the community and with a proven track record of success.

Contact Our Firm for a Free Consultation

If you are facing sexual assault charges, you need an attorney dedicated to protecting your rights and fighting for you. At The Worthington Law Centre, we are ready to provide you with the necessary defense. Call us at (831) 704-1852 or online.

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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