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Continuous Abuse of a Minor

Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Minor

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Under California law, the continual sexual abuse of a child is a felony offense punishable by 6, 12, or 16 years in prison. It is also a strike under the state’s three strikes law and requires lifetime sex offender registration. This is one of the most serious sex crimes that a person may be accused of committing, but accusations do not equal guilt. A person may be falsely accused, may be charged when there is insufficient evidence to support the alleged victim’s claim, or may be subject to any of a number of rights violations by overenthusiastic efforts by law enforcement to right a supposed wrong.

Premier Criminal Defense, LLC is committed to helping people across San Diego and Southern California who have been accused of serious sex crimes. We realize what is at stake and provide the level of hard-hitting criminal defense counsel it takes to protect our clients’ constitutional rights at every stage of their cases. In the face of charges involving the continuous sexual abuse of a minor, you can count on a San Diego criminal lawyer at our firm to fight for you.

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California Penal Code § 288.5: Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child

The crime of continuous sexual abuse of a child is described in California Penal Code § 288.5. According to this law, a person may face criminal charges if:

  • The defendant lives with or has access to a child under the age of 14; and
  • The defendant commits 3 or more acts of substantial sexual contact or lewd acts against the child, over a time period of 3 or more months.

“Substantial sexual contact” may include oral copulation, masturbation, and sexual intercourse. “Lewd acts” may include any type of willful touching carried out to sexually arouse the child or the perpetrator. Under these two categories, virtually any type of sexual contact with a child is included.

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If you’ve been accused of the continual sexual abuse of a minor, you will need a skilled attorney if you are to have any chance of avoiding a conviction and maximum penalties. It takes a San Diego criminal defense attorney who has the know-how and experience to develop a workable defense strategy. It takes a firm with the resources and personnel to properly handle the case. It takes a team with the drive and determination to do whatever it takes to secure the best possible result. It takes Premier Criminal Defense, LLC.

Contact our firm today at (619) 304-9190 to discuss your case.

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