Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer Serving Honolulu
A Prepared Case is a Strong Case – Turn to the Thoroughness of Landsberg
Sex crime allegations are among the most serious of all offense accusations.
An accusation can place a stain on your reputation and leave you with
a negative social stigma; this can occur before your case has even been
tried. Enlisting the services of a trusted and capable criminal defense
attorney in such a situation is, therefore, the most important action you can take.
It is also vital to remember that the quality of your representation can
make a substantial difference in the outcome of your case. In the matter
of sex crime investigations or charges, you will want someone who has
a proven background of thorough preparedness, a convincing manner in court,
and the experience needed to handle this legal crisis.
At Landsberg Law Office, our Honolulu sex crimes defense attorney has the
knowledge of the law and criminal procedure that you need, strong litigation
skills, and a solid relationship with the local judges and prosecutors.
With more than 16 years of experience handling criminal cases of all types
and sizes, Attorney Landsberg knows his way around the criminal justice
system in Hawaii.
Accused of a sex offense in Honolulu? Do not delay in
contacting us at (808) 468-7292 as soon as possible. Do not answer questions or sign
anything until you have legal representation.
What are Hawaii’s Sex Crimes?
Hawaii has many laws regarding prohibited sexual activity in the state.
Child pornography in which you knowingly possess visual materials depicting a minor engaging
in some type of sexual act; additional charges will be imposed for the
sale, distribution, or trafficking of such material
Sexual assault, which can include rape, date rape, statutory rape, and molestation; four
different degrees of sexual assault have been established under Hawaiian law
Indecent exposure which involves the exposure of private body parts in a public area; it
may involve the attempt to gratify another or may be a carelessness of
the presence of other people
Prostitution/Solicitation which involves selling sex or seeking the sale of sex
Internet sex crimes, such as online solicitation of a minor or luring in an internet chat room
Many sex offenses fall under the umbrella of sexual assault, as shown above.
Sexual assault is described as using compulsion or force to sexually penetrate
another. It is a first-degree Class A
felony if it is committed against a minor who is 14 or younger, a minor who is
between 14 and 16 if you are at least five years older than the alleged
victim, someone who is mentally handicapped, or someone you have drugged.
Class A felonies carry penalties of up to 20 years in prison and fines
of up to $50,000. You may also face mandatory sex offender registration.
Sexual assault in the second-degree is charged as a Class B felony punishable
by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000. It consists of
sexually penetrating someone through force who is incapacitated or helpless
or against an inmate in a jail or prison if you are an employee of the facility.
Sexual assault in the third-degree is charged as a Class C felony carrying
penalties of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. It
also involves forced sexual activity with a minor under 14, a minor between
the ages of 14 and 16 if you are five years older, a mentally handicapped
individual, or an inmate in a correctional facility where you are an employee.
Sexual assault in the fourth-degree is charged as a misdemeanor carrying
penalties of up to a year in jail and fines of up to $2,000. It consists
of sexual contact with someone else through the use of compulsion, exposing
your private parts in a way that alarms others, or trespassing on another’s
property in order to spy on their sexual activities for your own gratification.
Ensure You are Protected with Help from Landsberg Law Office
Our criminal defense firm understands the high stakes involved in any sex
crime allegation. We will thoroughly investigate all aspects of your case
as we work to build the most effective defense available. You can rely
on aggressive and tenacious legal representation from start to finish.
Phone us at (808) 468-7292 to
get started today with our Honolulu, HI sex crimes attorney.