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Sexual Offenses

California laws provide for harsh penalties for any sexually motivated criminal offense. For many of these offenses, a conviction means that you must register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. Other penalties can include steep fines and long periods of incarceration. 

Many of these offenses do not require any evidence other than the testimony of the alleged victim. In fact, the standard jury instructions found in Judicial Council Of California Criminal Jury Instruction 1190 provides that a conviction for a sexual assault crime may be based on the testimony of a complaining witness alone, even if no corroborated evidence exists to support that testimony.

Lawyers for Sexual Offenses in San Francisco, CA

If you are charged with a sexually motivated crime in San Francisco, CA, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Ticket Crushers. Our attorneys represent clients charged with sexually motivated offenses, sexual assault and sexual abuse crimes.

Ticket Crushers can help you understand the charges, the potential penalties and important defenses to the charges. Let us put our experience to work for you. Call 1 (866) 842-5384 today to discuss your case.


Types of California Law for Sexual Offenses

The attorneys at Ticket Crushers represent people in San Francisco charged with serious sexual offenses under California law. Sexual offenses in California can include the following: 

Prohibited Sex Crimes Committed in Public

  • Indecent Exposure under Pen. Code, § 314

  • Lewd Conduct in Public under Pen. Code, § 647(a)

  • Soliciting Lewd Conduct in Public under Pen. Code, § 647(a)

Failure to Register as Sex Offender (Pen. Code, § 290(b))

Sexual Battery

  • Sexual Battery — Misdemeanor (Pen. Code, § 243.4(e)(1))

  • Sexual Battery — By Fraudulent Representation (Pen. Code, §§ 242, 243.4(c))

  • Sexual Battery on Institutionalized Victim (Pen. Code, §§ 242, 243.4(b) & (d)), and

  • Sexual Battery — Felony (Pen. Code, §§ 242, 243.4(a) & (d))

Rape Laws in California

  • Rape or Spousal Rape by Force, Fear, or Threats under Pen. Code, §§ 261(a)(2), (6) & (7)

  • Rape by Fraud (Pen. Code, § 261(a)(5)

  • Rape of a Disabled Woman (Pen. Code, § 261(a)(1)

  • Rape of an Unconscious Woman or Spouse (Pen. Code, §§ 261(a)(4), 262(a)(3))

  • Rape of an Intoxicated Woman or Spouse (Pen. Code, §§ 261(a)(3), 262(a)(2)), and

  • Rape or Spousal Rape in Concert (Pen. Code, § 264.1)

Oral Copulation

  • Oral Copulation by Force, Fear, or Threats (Pen. Code, §§ 288a(c)(2) & (3), (k))

  • Oral Copulation by Fraud (Pen. Code, §§ 288(a) & (j))

  • Oral Copulation of a Disabled Person in a Mental Hospital (Pen. Code, §§ 288a(a) & (h))

  • Oral Copulation of a Disabled Person (Pen. Code, §§ 288a(a) & (g))

  • Oral Copulation of an Unconscious Person (Pen. Code, § 288a(a) & (f))

  • Oral Copulation of an Intoxicated Person (Pen. Code, § 288a(a) & (i))

  • Oral Copulation in Concert (Pen. Code, § 288a(d)), and

  • Oral Copulation while in Custody (Pen. Code, §§ 288a(a) & (e))

Sodomy

  • Sodomy by Force, Fear, or Threats (Pen. Code, §§ 286(c)(2), (3), (k))

  • Sodomy by Fraud (Pen. Code, § 286(j))

  • Sodomy of a Disabled Person in a Mental Hospital (Pen. Code, § 286(h))

  • Sodomy of a Disabled Person (Pen. Code, § 286(g))

  • Sodomy of an Unconscious Person (Pen. Code, § 286(f))

  • Sodomy of an Intoxicated Person (Pen. Code, § 286(i))

  • Sodomy in Concert (Pen. Code, § 286(d)), and

  • Sodomy while in Custody (Pen. Code, § 286(e))

Sexual Penetration

  • Sexual Penetration by Force, Fear, or Threats (Pen. Code, §§ 289(a)(1) & (2)(g))

  • Sexual Penetration by Fraud (Pen. Code, § 289(f))

  • Sexual Penetration of an Unconscious Person (Pen. Code, § 289(d))

  • Sexual Penetration of an Intoxicated Person (Pen. Code, § 289(e))

  • Sexual Penetration of a Disabled Person (Pen. Code, § 289(b))

  • Sexual Penetration of a Disabled Person in a Mental Hospital (Pen. Code, § 289(c)), and

  • Sexual Penetration in Concert (Pen. Code, §§ 264.1, 289(a)(1))

Lewd or Lascivious Act against a Dependent (Disabled) Person under Pen. Code, §§ 288(b)(2) & (c)(2)

Sexually Motivated Crimes Against Minors Only

  • Misdemeanor Unlawful Sexual Intercourse: Minor within Three Years of Defendant's Age (Pen. Code, §§ 261.5(a) & (b))

  • Unlawful Sexual Intercourse: Defendant 21 or Older (Pen. Code, §§ 261.5(a) & (d))

  • Unlawful Sexual Intercourse: Minor More Than Three Years Younger (Pen. Code, §§ 261.5(a) & (c))

  • Oral Copulation with Minor: Defendant 21 or Older (Pen. Code, § 288a(b)(2))

  • Oral Copulation with Person under 14 (Pen. Code, § 288a(c)(1))

  • Oral Copulation with Person under 18 (Pen. Code, § 288a(b)(1))

  • Sodomy with Minor: Defendant 21 or Older (Pen. Code, § 286(b)(2))

  • Sodomy with Person Under 18 (Pen. Code, § 286(b)(1))

  • Sodomy with Person Under 14 (Pen. Code, § 286(c)(1))

  • Sexual Penetration with Person Under 14 (Pen. Code, § 289(j))

  • Sexual Penetration with Minor: Defendant 21 or Older (Pen. Code, § 289(i))

  • Sexual Penetration with Person Under 18 (Pen. Code, § 289(h))

  • Lewd or Lascivious Act: Child under 14 Years (Pen. Code, § 288(a))

  • Lewd or Lascivious Act: By Force or Fear (Pen. Code, § 288(b)(1))

  • Lewd or Lascivious Act: Child 14 or 15 Years (Pen. Code, § 288(c)(1))

  • Continuous Sexual Abuse (Pen. Code, § 288.5(a))

  • Annoying or Molesting a Child in a Dwelling (Pen. Code, §§ 647.6(a)-(c))

  • Annoying or Molesting a Child (Pen. Code, §§ 647.6(a)-(c))

  • Aggravated Sexual Assault of Child Under 14 Years (Pen. Code, § 269(a))

  • Contacting Minor with Intent to Commit Certain Felonies (Pen. Code, § 288.3(a))

  • Arranging Meeting with Minor for Lewd Purpose (Pen. Code, § 288.4(a)(1))

  • Going to Meeting with Minor for Lewd Purpose (Pen. Code, § 288.4(b))

  • Engaging in Sexual Intercourse or Sodomy with Child 10 Years of Age or Younger (Pen. Code, § 288.7(a)), and

  • Engaging in Oral Copulation or Sexual Penetration with Child 10 Years of Age or Younger (Pen. Code, § 288.7(b))

Obscene or Harmful Matter

  • Distributing, Sending, or Exhibiting Harmful Material (Pen. Code, §§ 288.2(a)(1) & (2))

  • Distributing Obscene Matter Showing Sexual Conduct by a Minor (Pen. Code, §§ 311.1(a), 311.2(b))

  • Distributing or Intending to Distribute Obscene Material (Pen. Code, § 311.2(a))

  • Obscene Live Conduct (Pen. Code, § 311.6), and

  • Using a Minor to Perform Prohibited Acts (Pen. Code, §§ 311.4(b), (c))

Additional Resources

Sexual Crime Statistics in California — Visit the website of the State of California Department of Justice to find crime data about sexually motivated offenses in California. The California Attorney General has the duty to report, analyze and collect statistical data in order to give a valid way of measuring crime and the effectiveness of the criminal justice system in California. Other resources include statistics published in articles and the studies of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA).

California State Coalition of Rape Crisis Centers — Founded in 1980, CALCASA was created by rape crisis centers from across the state of California who were interested in creating a unified voice to advocate on behalf of the statewide needs of the survivors of rape and sexual assault, including changes to the system, funding needs and policy advocacy. The organization also provides information on rape and other sex crimes committed in San Francisco and throughout the State of California.

Prostitution Crimes in San Francisco, CA — One of the most commonly prosecuted sexually motivated crimes in California involves prostitution, pandering, and pimping in San Francisco, CA. Find out more about the statutes, elements of the offenses, possible penalties and important defenses from criminal defense attorneys in California.  


Finding Sex Crime Attorneys in San Francisco, CA

The attorneys at Ticket Crushers fight sex crimes throughout San Francisco and the surrounding areas throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Sexually motivated crimes are aggressively prosecuted in the State of California and the City and County of San Francisco. 

Let us put our experience to work for you. Call 1 (866) 842-5384 today to discuss your case with a criminal defense attorney at Ticket Crushers. 

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Ticket Crushers San Francisco Location at 5001 Geary Blvd in San Francisco
5001 Geary Blvd San Francisco, CA 94118