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Long Beach Rape Defense Lawyers

The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV is a California criminal defense law firm whose lawyers have experience representing clients who have been charged with a variety of serious criminal charges. If you are currently facing sex crime charges, you should contact one of our aggressive Southern California violent crime defense lawyers right away. Call The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV today for a free consultation regarding your rape case.

If you have been falsely accused of rape, acquaintance rape, or date rape, you are probably dealing with a variety of emotions during this distressing time. This is understandable because you are facing extremely serious legal consequences, as well as the possibility of employment loss, marital strain, rejection by your community, and other negative factors. You are in need of aggressive legal representation and should contact a Long Beach criminal lawyer who has experience in rape defense cases.

The following are some relevant California sex crime laws:

California Penal Code Section 289 (a) (1): "Any person who commits an act of sexual penetration when the act is accomplished against the victim's will by means of force, violence, duress, menace, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury on the victim or another person shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for three, six, or eight years."

California Penal Code Section 289 (j): "Any person who participates in an act of sexual penetration with another person who is under 14 years of age and who is more than 10 years younger than he or she shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for three, six, or eight years."

Statutory rape, which is illegal sexual acts between two minors, is a very serious situation. Even if the minor or minor's parents do not wish to press charges, the State does have the authority to do so, and most likely will.

All sex-related crimes committed in California are very harshly penalized. Severe punishments may include mandatory registration as a sex offender. If you have been accused of rape you should contact the Joseph H. Low IV immediately to discuss your case with one of our experienced Long Beach sex crime defense attorneys. We have a variety of defenses that can be used while defending your rape case, in addition to the legal advice that we provide to our clients.

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