Former Los Angeles Sex Crime Prosecutors
If you have been charged with a sex crime in the South Bay, it is imperative that you consult with a criminal lawyer with expertise defending sex crimes in Torrance Court. Sex offenses are among the most serious criminal offenses in Torrance and allegations aggressively investigated and prosecuted by law enforcement and prosecutors. Furthermore, the punishment for a sex crime conviction can result in the ultimate punishment – lifetime sex offender registration under California Penal Code 290.
Former Torrance Court sex crime prosecutors, Paul Takakjian and Stephen Sitkoff, have each specialized in defending sex offenses for over 3 decades. Widely regarded as two of the most decorated and skilled Torrance sex crimes defense lawyers in the South Bay, Mr. Takakjian and Mr. Sitkoff have successfully defended charges of Child Molestation, Possession of Child Pornography, Child Annoyance, Rape, Prostitution, Sexual Battery, and Lewd Act in Public.
Call our Torrance sex crime defense attorneys today at (424) 757-0865 for a FREE candid assessment of your case or to schedule a meeting at our Torrance office.
Misdemeanor Sex Crimes In The South Bay
Not all sex crimes in Torrance and the South Bay are considered “straight felonies.” Some sex offenses in California are categorized as “wobbler” offenses and are, therefore, eligible to be charged as either felony or misdemeanor sex crime in Torrance Court. Statutory Rape or Unlawful Intercourse With A Minor, Indecent Exposure, and Sexual Battery are examples of criminal acts that can be charged as either felony or misdemeanor sex crimes. Although misdemeanors are less serious in comparison to felony crimes, a conviction for misdemeanor sex crimes such as Lewd Act in Public, Indecent Exposure, and Child Annoyance can result in grave consequences, none more severe than lifetime sex offender registration.
Felony Sex Crimes In The South Bay
South Bay sex crimes such as Rape, Sodomy, Lewd Act with a Minor Under 14 or Child Molestation, Rape, and Oral Copulation are the felony sex crimes which carry the most severe punishments, which include mandatory sex offender registration and if aggravating circumstances exist, life in prison. Sex crimes defense is highly specialized, and complex area of criminal defense practice as many of the consequences of a conviction are permanent and cannot be undone.
Contact Our Torrance Sex Crimes Defense Experts Today
The criminal defense attorneys at Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP are among the few true sex crime defense experts in the South Bay. As former special prosecutors in the LA District Attorney’s Office’s Sex Crimes Unit, Mr. Takakjian and Mr. Sitkoff have a rare insight into the investigative practices of law enforcement and legal strategies prosecutors routinely employ. Their experience from both sides of the courtroom allows them the ability to anticipate every possible strategy police and prosecutors can possibly employ. Call us now at (424) 757-0865 for a FREE case analysis to receive a thorough and honest assessment of your case and your options.
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