A Pasadena man will spend 12 years in prison for a sex crimes conviction. In addition, the man must register for life as a sex offender. According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, the crimes occurred between 2009 and 2013.
During that time, the man began molesting a 12-year-old female relative. Authorities arrested the man in 2016. He opted for a bench trial, which took place in September 2018. The judge found the man guilty of continuous sexual abuse of a child and two counts of lewd acts on a child. The District Attorney did not indicate how authorities became aware of the criminal complaint.
Pasadena sex crimes attorney
When you face charges for a sexual offense, hire an experienced sex crimes attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in criminal defense. In that time, he has defended thousands of California citizens.
Mr. Helfend takes sex crimes cases. Many defense attorneys shy away from sex offense cases. They may be uncomfortable with the charges, or with the prospect of confronting witnesses or victims. Being unable to find an experienced criminal defense attorney can significantly limit your defense strategy.
Mr. Helfend does not judge his clients based on the charges against them. He also does not shy away from tackling tough defense cases. His first priority will be to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. This is important, especially in California. The state’s Three Strikes Law provides for extended penalties for repeat felony convictions. A third conviction for a violent felony can put you in prison for life.
Sex offense convictions in California can be particularly devastating. Lifetime registration as a sex offender can make finding housing and employment difficult. It can restrict your otherwise lawful movements and impair family relationships. It’s very difficult – if not impossible – to put a sex offense conviction behind you.
That’s why you need an experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorney who can help you navigate California’s complex legal system. Don’t assume that a conviction is a foregone conclusion and don’t rely on an inexperienced attorney to defend you.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273- 5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County sex crimes case.
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