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Sexual Assault


Sexual Assault Lawyer

In California, a sex offense is any illegal act of any sexual nature. COSTEN RUIZ LAW handles thousands of these serious sex offenses. Our team works closely with the district attorney to ensure that those charge with a sex offense get the best result possible.

One of the most serious crimes is rape. Rape involves sex through the use of force, fear, coercion or violence. The most common sexual offenses include rape, marital rape, abuse, prostitution, sexual assault, lewd conduct, indecent exposure, pimping and some crimes of internet related to pornography.

Prosecutors and judges take sex crimes very seriously and one of the consequences of a conviction is a mandatory reporting, under Megan’s law. The person’s residence will be posted on the internet for anyone to view and will be label as a sexual offender. Other penalties faced by a person found guilty of a sex offense include imprisonment in jail or prison, parole or probation, lifetime record as a sexual offender, a criminal conviction on your record, counseling, fines, as well as restitution of the victim.

Sexual crimes can be a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the severity of the law

  • Rape

  • Marital Rape

  • Statutory Rape (Under Age)

  • Sexual Abuse of Children

  • Prostitution

  • Sexual Assault

  • Lewd Behavior

  • Incident Exposure

  • Pimping

  • Internet Related Pornography

Sex Crime Defense
  • Sex Offender Registration,

  • Jail or Prison Time,

  • and Probation


If you are convicted of a sexual offense in California, you face a potentially lengthy jail or prison sentence and strict probationary terms depending upon the nature and circumstances of the offense.


In addition, the court may require you to register as a sex offender under California Penal Code section 290. This duty requires you to annually update your registration with a local law enforcement agency for as long as you work, live, or attend school in California. Your name, address and photograph will also be released to the public on a sexual offender website run by the Department of Justice. If you fail to register as a sex offender, you can face an additional criminal charge for violating Penal Code section 290.


The stigma of being classified as a sex offender can be devastating for both your personal and professional life. An experienced sexual assault attorney in Los Angeles can vigorously fight for your chance to avoid this harmful criminal consequence.


Is Critical that a person who is arrested or charged with a Southern California Sex crime, contact Los Angeles drug crime attorney Jesse Ruiz.  Mr. Ruiz has the knowledge and experience to fight a Sex crime case.

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