A wide range of offenses can be charged as sex offenses, including misdemeanors like battery (unwanted touching) on an intimate body part, indecent exposure, or indecent behavior towards minor children. Whether the case involves misdemeanor conduct or more serious felonious conduct such as statutory rape, rape by force, or rape of an unconscious person, if convicted, a defendant must register as a sex offender for the rest of their life, as required by Penal Code section 290.
Because there is a wide range of conduct that can result in 290 registration, there is no cookie cutter defense that generally applies. If you have been charged with a sex offense, undoubtedly your first concern is having an attorney who will listen to your side of the story without judgment.
If you have been charged with a sex offense, contact Mr. Ganschow to set up a free consultation.