Being charged with a sex crime in Las Vegas can be terrifying, and the consequences to those convicted of these offenses can be devastating. If you or somebody you love is facing a Las Vegas sex crimes charge, you need to speak to an attorney as soon as possible.

At Okabe & Haushalter, our qualified attorneys have extensive experience handling these cases. We understand what it takes to conduct a complete investigation into the charges against you, and we know what is at stake for your life and reputation.

Considering these devastating consequences, if you or someone you know has recently been charged with any crime of a sexual nature, it is important that you immediately obtain the services of a qualified sex crime attorney to protect your rights. It is also crucial that you exercise your right to remain silent and not talk with anyone about your situation until you have secured and consulted with your legal representation. Anything that you say to police or investigators will be used later as ammunition in the prosecution’s case against you.

Have you been charged with a sex offense

There are few crimes that cause as much turmoil as being accused of a sex offense. Immediate media attention is generally created, making it that much more difficult to protect a person’s rights. If you find yourself charged with a sex offense, consulting with an attorney knowledgeable in criminal law is essential. Okabe & Haushalter has years of experience in defending clients against serious criminal charges and can provide you with a skilled and effective legal counsel.

In Nevada, there are various types of sex crimes that a person can be charged with. Some of these offenses are considered misdemeanors, though the majority of them will be felony offenses. Under Nevada statutes, we can see the following sex crime offenses that could be charged in the state:

  • Sexual Assault / Rape
  • Statutory Sexual Seduction / Statutory Rape
  • Open Or Gross Lewdness
  • Lewdness With A Child Under 16
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Prostitution
  • Child Pornography
  • Capturing The Image Of The Private Area Of Another Person
  • Exhibition And Sale Of Obscene Materials To Minors
  • Administering Drugs To Aid In The Commission Of A Felony (Such As Rape)
  • Commission Of Sexual Acts In Public
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Child Sex Abuse And Exploitation
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Battery With Intent To Commit Rape
  • Teen Sexting
  • Peering / Voyeurism

The Penalties for Sex Crimes in Las Vegas

In Nevada, anyone convicted of a sex crime faces the possibility of harsh penalties. The penalties for a sex crime in Las Vegas will vary depending on the actual charge a person is convicted of. Every charge mentioned above, and others, each has various penalties associated with them. This can include:

  • Time In State Prison
  • Significant Monetary Fines
  • Mandatory Requirement To Register As A Sex Offender

The sex offender registry in Nevada operates on a tiered basis. Nevada places offenders on these tiers based on the seriousness of the conviction. A requirement to register as a sex offender can be incredibly burdensome to a person convicted. Even after a person is finished with a prison sentence, the sex defender registry requirement can place significant prohibitions on where a person can live or work. Depending on the tier a person is required to register on, their information could be entirely searchable by the public.

Aside from the statutory penalties for being convicted of a Las Vegas sex crime, an arrest and conviction can lead to significant damage to a person’s reputation. This can make it incredibly difficult to gain employment or find housing.

Fighting Against a Bias in these Cases

At Okabe & Haushalter, our Las Vegas sex crime attorneys thoroughly understand what is at stake with these charges. As we mentioned above, a person charged with a sex crime is placed in a very difficult situation. The concept of “innocent until proven guilty” is often thrown out by the media, prosecutors, and the public, making it difficult to mount a successful defense.

However, at Okabe & Haushalter, we firmly believe that everybody deserves the best defense possible when facing these serious charges. We will conduct an unbiased investigation into the allegations against you – an investigation that is untainted by what law enforcement, prosecutors, or the media have said.

Defending Individuals Accused of Sex Crimes

The skill, experience, and dedication of your lawyer can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case. Not only is our team frequently featured legal analysts and correspondents for significant news sources such as CNN, but we have also worked on the Michael Jackson case and O.J. Simpson case. Okabe & Haushalter provides high quality counsel to clients faced with sex offense allegation.

In order to protect your rights, it is important to begin your defense immediately. The stakes are high and aggressive measures must be taken right away to increase your chances of a successful outcome. It is our goal to provide you with excellent legal representation. Having been included in the Super Lawyers® for six years in a row, we have the respect and competency you need. We know that the consequences of a conviction can affect the rest of your life—especially if you are required to register as a sex offender. This could impact any future employment possibilities and even housing options. Don’t risk these severe circumstances. By contacting our firm today, we can get to work crafting a strong defense on your behalf.

When facing sex crime charges, you need a knowledgeable and aggressive legal representative. Contact a Las Vegas sex crime lawyer today.

Have you been arrested for a sex offense

When a person commits a sex crime, he or she can expect harsh penalties such as time in jail or prison, fines, probation, and mandatory registration as a sex offender. Even an accusation can ruin a person’s reputation and their future. Having to register as a sex offender is no small matter. California Department of Justice is responsible for maintaining the registered sex offender database; per Megan’s Law, they provide the public with access to detailed information on registered sex offenders. While Megan’s law is not intended to punish those convicted of sex crimes, once you are convicted of a sex crime, your contact information and the details of your crime will be made public and your whereabouts will be tracked for the rest of your life.

Our firm understands what is at risk on, and we are dedicated to protecting your rights and looking out for your best interests. The sooner you act to secure legal representation from our firm, the better chance that our attorneys will have to thoroughly review your case, analyze all evidence, challenge witness statements, collect additional information, and build the aggressive defense you need.

Types of Sex Crime Cases We Handle

At our firm, we can help with a wide variety of cases, such as:

Understanding Rape Charges In Las Vegas

The Las Vegas rape defense attorneys at Okabe & Haushalter have decades of combined legal experience helping clients who are facing these serious charges. When we turn to California Penal Code 261 PC, we can see that rape is defined as non-consensual intercourse that is accomplished through the means of threat, force, or fraud or when a victim is unconscious or unable to consent to any sexual activity.

Those who are found guilty of committing rape in California will face significant penalties. Rape is considered a felony offense in this state and is punishable by up to three, six, or eight years in state prison. If the alleged victim in the case is a minor, then the punishment for a guilty conviction of a rape offense will be a minimum of seven years in prison and a maximum of 13 years in prison.

Additionally, a person found guilty of rape will be required to register as a sex offender for the remainder of their life. The sex offender registry places harsh burdens on those who have to register. This includes continual check-ins with local police departments as well as having various types of personal information entered into the public domain and accessible through the internet. This includes public disclosure of the sex offender’s photograph, address, what type of vehicle they drive, where they work, and a list of all of their offenses.

A person found guilty of rape will face difficulty when trying to gain employment, find housing, or attend any type of college or university.

What Is The Statute Of Limitations For Rape In California

Any person facing rape charges in California needs to be aware of two types of statutes of limitation – the criminal statute of limitations and the civil statute of limitations.

As of 2016, prosecutors in the state of California have no statute of limitations in place for criminal rape charges. This means that a person can face rape charges regardless of how long has passed from when the alleged offense occurred.

Additionally, victims of rape are allowed to file civil lawsuits in order to recover compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and more. Victims of rape generally have two years from the date the alleged incident occurred in order to file a lawsuit against the alleged perpetrator of the offense. However, if the victim was a minor at the time the incident occurred, they will have eight years from the day they reached the age of majority (18) to file a lawsuit against the perpetrator of the offense.

Qualified Legal Counsel: Okabe & Haushalter

At Okabe & Haushalter, we do not shy away from sex crime cases. In fact, due to our experience, we prefer to attack such cases head-on as we understand what is at stake. We have a record of success on such cases, including one case where a client was investigated by the FBI. Our client pled to a misdemeanor, received no jail time, was not required to register as a sex offender.

Of course, we cannot guarantee the outcome of any particular case; however, our attorneys are committed to providing the kind of strategic, yet aggressive approach which we know to be effective in sensitive cases involving sex crimes. We believe every defendant deserves high-quality legal representation and dedicated counsel. We also know how quickly false allegations can spread, which is why we work tirelessly to utilize all of our knowledge and resources on behalf of our clients. We are nationally recognized and respected legal analysts for CNN, Headline News, ABC, NBC, and other local stations. One of our founding partners was a legal commentator for CNN during the controversial Casey Anthony trial, and we have personally been involved in a number of highly-publicized cases including the Michael Jackson and OJ Simpson cases.

If you have been accused of or charged with committing a sex crime, you need an attorney who you can count on to provide you with an aggressive defense. Call now!

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