|California Sexual Assault Law:
Penal Code 220(a)
In California, the term "Sexual Assault" is a generic term for more specific criminal charges. There are many types of sexual assault crimes in California. For example, all of the following may be considered "sexual assault" crimes:
Rape, or Statutory Rape,
Generally speaking, sexual assault charges are assault or battery charges with a sexual element. This means that the defendant is accused of touching, harming, or placing another person in fear of a touching or harm, while the defendant was motivated by sexual arousal to himself or to the victim.
Sexual assault charges carry very stiff jail or prison sentences. In addition, if found guilty of a sex crime the defendant will likely have to register as a sex offender.
Common Sexual Assault charges include: Assault to commit rape (PC 220(a)(1)/261. Sexual Assault to commit sex act in concert (PC 220(a)(1)264.1); Sexual Assault to commit sodomy (PC220(a)(1)/286);Sexual Assault to commit lewd act on child (220(a)(1)/288; Sexual assault to commit oral copulation (PC 220(a)(1)288a, etc.
If you have been charged with Sexual Assault charges in California under Penal Code 220 PC, contact asex crimes criminal defense attorney without delay.
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