Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer Serving Honolulu
A Prepared Case is a Strong Case – Turn to the Thoroughness of Landsberg Law Office
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? 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 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.