PROTECTING YOUR REPUTATION
If you or a family member have been arrested or charged with a sexual assault offense, don’t panic. You can get through this. There is hope. However, the nature of these offenses require immediate representation by an attorney to prevent further communication by police or third parties. It’s also important to begin gathering evidence to prepare for the upcoming discussions with the district attorney. Many sexual assault cases can possibly be reduced or eliminated merely by communicating mitigating evidence to the DA. Attacking your case in the early stages can benefit the final outcome.
These are not crimes to be taken lightly. As a former Senior Deputy District Attorney and former member of the Orange County Sexual Assault Team Mr. Christl understands the impact a sexual assault conviction can have on your life. A conviction for a sex crime may result in a lifelong registration as a Sex Offender. It’s no secret that sex crimes are considered particularly heinous offenses by the general public. For this reason, if you’re accused of a sex crime you may find that society considers you guilty until proven innocent. Mr. Christl gains a distinct advantage in preparing your defense by understanding how the DA perceives their evidence. What better advocate to have protecting your rights than one who has been on the other side! Contact Mr. Christl immediately to discuss your plan and let’s help you regain your life.
CALIFORNIA SEXUAL ASSAULT LAW
Law Office Of John F. Christl is a lawyer who understands the sensitive nature of sex crime charges and strives to assist clients and their families compassionately and respectfully after they’ve been accused of or charged with these types of criminal offenses. Sex crimes can range from minor misdemeanors to violent felonies.
Penal Code Section 261(a): Rape is an act of sexual intercourse accomplished with person not the spouse of the perpetrator, against their will and without their consent. The slightest penetration satisfies the element of sexual intercourse.
Penal Code Section 288: Any person who willfully and lewdly commits any lewd or lascivious act, against a child under the age of 14 years, with the intent of arousing, appealing to, or gratifying the lust, passions, or sexual desires of that person or the child.
Penal Code Section 289(a)(1)(A): Any person who commits an act of sexual penetration when the act is accomplished against the victim’s will by means of force, violence, duress, menace, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury on the victim or another person.
Penal Code Section 289(a)(1)(B): Against a child under 14 years.