Los Angeles Sexual Assault Defense Lawyer
Skilled Los Angeles sexual assault defense attorney, representing clients charged with rape, date rape, and other sex related crimes. R.J. Manuelian aggressively defends the rights of his clients, and provides effective representation to those accused of a sexual assault. Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, R.J. has extensive litigation and trial experience. He has a reputation for achieving successful case resolutions for clients facing sexual assault charges. Serving Los Angeles County, Riverside, Orange County, and San Bernardino County.
R.J. has the needed experience and legal skill to increase your chances of obtaining a dismissal of your case, sentence reduction, or acquittal. If you have been charged with sexual assault, it is important that you hire a best sexual harassment lawyer adept at handling such emotionally-charged cases in State and Federal courts. If you have been accused of a sexual assault we invite you to contact our office for a free consultation for sexual assault case.
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Los Angeles Sexual Assault Lawyer
A sexual assault charge carries a very negative stigma in our society due to the very personal nature of the crime. In actuality a crime of violence, sexual assault is viewed as a perverted sexual act that is highly misunderstood when you face an allegation of sexual assault. To fight a sexual assault charge in court, you need to engage the services of an experienced sexual assault defense attorney who is immune to public perception and can look past the accusation to defend your right to a fair trial. R.J. Manuelian has represented criminal clients for years. A compassionate, knowledgeable and highly-skilled criminal defense attorney, R.J. believes that everyone deserves a fair trial and an advocate to fight for his or her rights from allegation to arrest to a charge and during trial.
What Qualifies as a Sexual Assault in California?
A sexual crime allegation can take the form of several types of offenses that include sexual assault, rape, and date rape. Outlined below are the general specifics for each of these offenses.
Sexual Assault occurs when any type of sexual activity takes place in which an individual uses actual or threatened force to coerce another person into participating in a sex act. A sexual assault allegation can range from just one instance of inappropriate touching to penetration to multiple instances of intercourse. The threat or coercion can be verbal, visual, or audible, and includes any behavior which forces a person to participate in unwanted sexual contact or attention.
Rape is a sexual assault that can result in imprisonment for up to eight years pursuant to California statutes. Any individual who has violated more than one law in the perpetration of a rape may have to face additional sentencing penalties in addition to the original eight-year sentence. A rape conviction may result in imprisonment, penalties, and the loss of your reputation, your job, your career, and a lifetime of repercussions.
Date Rape is an emotionally-charged crime that involves two individuals who know each other. Date rape often is accompanied by the use of drugs or alcohols to suppress inhibitions or the mental judgment of the victim. Also sometimes referred to as a drug-facilitated sexual assault since it involves cases in which drugs or alcohol are used to rape an individual, date rape is doubly abhorrent to prosecutors and jurors because of the highly personal nature of the assault. Penalties for a date rape conviction can include registration as a sex offender, imprisonment, fines, and have the residual effect of a ruined career, lost educational opportunities, and limited housing choices.
Contact a Los Angeles Rape Defense Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has been charged with a sexual assault, your best defense is to seek legal counsel from a Los Angeles-area rape defense attorney. There are legal formalities and procedures that need to be dealt with at the outside of an arrest for a sexual assault to defend your rights and see that you are treated fairly and appropriately by law enforcement and the California criminal judicial system.
Manuelian Law Firm
Address: 633 W 5th Street #5710, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: (213) 401-2777