February 12, 2009 By Wallin & Klarich

I am falsely accused of sexual abuse and/or domestic violence. Do I need a sexual abuse attorney and/or a domestic violence attorney?

Self DefenseSexual abuse in California is not a specific charge, but a blanket term for many criminal charges that have to do with unwanted or inappropriate sexual contact. Criminal charges that might be considered sexual abuse include:

  • Any sexual contact with a child, especially long-term contact
  • Rape, including spousal rape
  • Sexual penetration
  • Any other sexual contact achieved through force, threats or duress
  • Incest
  • Physical abuse with a sexual component

The penalties for these charges vary, but they are usually severe. In many cases, those convicted face lifelong requirements to register as a sex offender, as well as prison, fines and other conventional penalties. Unlike physical domestic violence, which can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, most sexual-abuse-related charges are always felonies carrying substantial prison time. Many are also “strike” charges for purposes of the California three-strikes law, which means you face limits on how lenient your sentence can be and enhanced penalties for any future felony conviction at all.

When it comes to sex-related charges, Wallin & Klarich is one of the most experienced criminal defense law firms in Southern California. For more than 20 years, we have represented members of the California Teachers Association whenever they are accused of sex-related crimes, including crimes involving children. We know how to defend these cases even when there’s no obvious defense, and how to handle them in a way that maximizes our clients’ chances of success while minimizing unnecessary embarrassment and professional consequences for them.

Because sexual abuse almost always has no witnesses, sexual abuse cases frequently end up pitting the accuser’s word against the word of the accused. When that’s the case, honesty, character and reputation matter. The California sex crime defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich are fully prepared to use psychological evaluations, medical experts and other scientific evidence in sex crimes cases, to show that our clients did not have the motive or the capacity to commit the crimes they’re accused of. We can also use private investigators to find evidence of any ulterior motive or history of false accusations.

Call the Criminal Defense Attorneys at Wallin & Klarich

Wallin & Klarich has more than 30 years of experience in California criminal law, including domestic violence and sexual abuse charges. During that time, we have successfully defended thousands of clients facing life-changing criminal charges. Because we know how stressful a criminal charge can be for our clients and their families, we make sure someone in our office is always available to answer your call — 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. We also have more than 20 offices in Southern California, so we can be wherever you need us most.

With offices in Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, Torrance, Tustin, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, West Covina and Victorville, there is an experienced Wallin & Klarich criminal defense attorney near you no matter where you work or live.

Call us today at (888) 280-6839 for a free phone consultation. We will be there when you call.

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