A man faces sex crimes charges following an attempted assault on a hotel employee in Garden Grove.
According to police, the man exposed himself, then attacked the woman, pinning her against a wall. She escaped and locked herself in a hotel room, where she called co-workers for help. The suspect fled the scene, but police located him just moments later near the hotel.
Prosecutors have charged the suspect with felony assault with intent to commit a sexual offense. He also faces one misdemeanor count of false imprisonment. While booking the suspect into jail, police discovered methamphetamine in the man’s pocket. As a result, he also faces charges of bringing a controlled substance into a jail, which is a felony.
The suspect has previous criminal history, having been convicted of robbery in Los Angeles in 1997. He remains in custody in Orange County on a $205,000 bail. He will return to court on January 24, on matters related to his case.
Los Angeles sex crimes attorney
A sex crimes conviction can be devastating. In most cases, a conviction for a sexual offense will require you to register as a sex offender. It is virtually impossible to complete your sentence as a sex offender, because that designation will follow you around – likely for the rest of your life.
The designation can impact where you live and what you do for a living. It will require you to maintain ongoing contact with local law enforcement. It can also limit your ability to do simple things, like use a computer. Felony convictions can exclude you from crossing international borders, even years after your incarceration is complete.
That’s why it is essential to have an experienced, aggressive attorney on your side. Mr. Helfend takes sexual offense cases and will fight for you in court. His first priority will be to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. When that’s not possible he will devise strategies to produce the best possible outcome for your case. He doesn’t judge his clients based on the charges against them. He simply works hard to provide the best possible defense.
A conviction for sex crimes can be a life-changing event. Don’t rely on inexperienced counsel and don’t attempt to represent yourself in court. 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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