Frequently Los Angeles Criminal Attorneys defend sex offenses being charged in criminal court, including a violation of Penal Code 261.5 Statutory Rape, Penal Code 261(a)(2) Forcible Rape, Penal Code Section 288(a) Child Molestation, just to name a few. Typically these offenses carry the possibility of probation up to 16 years in prison, per one count. Often these cases involve the allegation of numerous criminal acts, and thus the maximum possible confinement time adds up.
Another allegation that may increase an offender's possible punishment is the infliction of great bodily injury upon the alleged victim. This is viewed by the court system as something grave, and substantial (broken bones, lacerations, etc). Recently a new theory of injury was decided by the California Supreme Court: pregnancy. The court ruled that a pregnancy without medical complications that results from unlawful, but not forcible, sexual conduct with a minor may support a finding of great bodily injury.
The state high court unanimously affirmed a defendant's 15 year-to-life sentence based on a jury
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