Thursday, December 14, 2017

Sexual Offenses

Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys

Experienced Defense for Sexual Offenses

The sex crimes lawyers at the Law Offices Of Robert Beles have been aggressively defending clients throughout the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Area, whether you have been accused of sexual assault in Oakland, or indecent exposure in Berkeley. If you are facing allegations of any type of sexual misconduct Oakland, Hayward, Fremont, Pleasanton or Concord, our defense attorneys will defend your freedom. We are the sex crimes defense specialists. We vigorously represent people accused of all types of sexual misconduct, including child molestation, sexual battery, improper touching, sexual harassment, “date rape,” prostitution, pornography, Internet child porn sites, as well as rape, indecent exposure, and sexual addiction. Let a criminal law specialist and our team of experienced investigators and experts help you. To schedule a confidential consultation with one of our sex crime attorneys, contact the Law Offices of Robert J. Beles today. Additionally, click here to see our client endorsements.

Registration as Sex Offender

Lifetime registration as a sex offender can ruin a person’s life. Under California Penal Code 290 an individual convicted of most sex crimes is required to register with the local police on their birthday every year for the rest of their life and every time they move to a new city. However, depending on the specifics of your case, a post-conviction remedy may be available to overturn a court order to register as a sex offender. In some instances, a person may have been misinformed of important facts at the time of their plea; in other cases, a certificate of rehabilitation or a motion to vacate a plea can remove the requirement of sex offender registration. If you have been convicted of a sex crime, our attorneys can evaluate the circumstances surrounding your case and discuss the options available to you for avoiding registration as a sex offender. In other cases, circumstances surrounding your conviction may be grounds for an appeal. With most crimes, even murder, if you do your time, get paroled, and complete parole, you are not punished for the rest of your life. This is not true with sex offenders. You can be paying for the rest of your life for even a sexual battery. Call my law offices. We work hard to help you avoid this terrible consequence of registration as a sex offender. Back to top

Internet Posting of Photos, Names, and Addresses

Recent laws will put your photo, address, and crime on the Internet for all to see. Under the guise of protecting the public, zealous lawmakers have made sex offenders the subjects of modern day witch hunts. The posting has no logic to it. Pedophiliac sexual predators are lumped together with one-time teen molesters. The public doesn’t know and the lawmakers don’t care. It’s good politics to throw stones at all sexual offenders. Call my law offices. We fight these witch hunts with all legal ways at our disposal. Don’t wait for some nut to throw a brick through your window. We work hard to help protect you and your family. Back to top

False Allegations

False allegations of sexual offenses often occur. Estranged spouses or ex-girlfriends sometimes make up sexual accusations in order to get back at you or your loved one. We can help diffuse the false accusations by factual investigation and analysis of police reports. Call us if you have been falsely accused. Back to top

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault cases begin with police officers contacting you and asking for your side of the story. Whatever you do, don’t talk to them. Call us immediately. The police are not your friends. They are not just trying to get the facts. They are trying to convict you. Don’t ruin your life. Call us. If you are a parent and the police want to talk to your son about some girl’s allegations of sexual misconduct at school, don’t let them talk to your child without an attorney. Contact our criminal law firm now for effective sexual battery or statutory rape defense. Police are very skilled at encouraging people to talk. Be polite. Say you’d like to talk to an attorney. Then run, don’t walk, to the nearest phone and call us. If people would follow this simple advice, they could avoid much grief. Back to top

Child Molestation

What is it? Any touching of a minor under the age of 14 with sexual intent. Many cases involve false charges. Children are often influenced to make things up (recall the famous McMartin pre-school case). Kids are influenced by vindictive ex-spouses or by jealous ex-girlfriends. Sometimes kids simply wanting to get attention. If you ever get a hint that you are being accused of this call us- some quick, expert investigation can save the situation. We employ lie detector experts that are persuasive in getting these charges dropped. Some cases involve childhood experimentation where both victim and perpetrator are under the age of 13. If we get involved early, often this type of case can be kept out of court. Some cases involve a step-parent or a grandfather who has no previous record but needs psychological help. We use the most respected experts for psychological evaluations to get these cases dropped. Back to top

Statute of Limitations

Often child molestation charges come out of the distant past. Somebody is having trouble in life and out of the blue allegedly remembers that they were molested 15-20 years ago. The statute of limitations has changed to allow very old sex abuse charges to be resurrected if certain conditions are met. Call us immediately if some charge of sexual misconduct surfaces. Don’t take it lightly because they say it happened 15 years ago. Call us immediately. Back to top

Therapy

Don’t make admissions to therapists about any sexual activity before consulting an attorney. Call our Oakland criminal lawyers. We will explain to you that the therapist may be required to notify the police. Many well-meaning people are told by well-meaning family members to just go to therapy only to find the police knocking on their door. Call us first. Avoid grief, avoid jail, avoid registration, and avoid disgrace. Back to top

Pretext Calls

If you get a call from someone out of the past that wants you to apologize for what you supposedly did years ago, call us. Don’t apologize or talk to the caller. You could be being set up by someone calling from the police station trying to get you to say something that the police could use to support an old charge. Many people faced with such a call give general apologies even though they don’t know what the person is talking about. Call us. We’ll help. Back to top

Minors Ages 14 to 17

Minors ages 14 to 17 as victims present unique problems. Frequently the sex activity is consensual. This is still, of course, a crime (especially if the perpetrator is more than three years older) but should not make a person a sex-offender registrant. The danger of these cases is being in the wrong court with the wrong lawyer can result in unjust sex registration. We are the right lawyers. We can help. Back to top

Defense of Rape and Date Rape Charges

Increasingly common are allegations of rape after what has been a consensual sexual relationship. Don’t let your son be punished because a vindictive ex-girlfriend claims rape. We have extensive experience in defending this frequently charged crime. We have represented professional athletes and members of other professions such as doctors and lawyers accused of this ever-popular false charge. Often Robert Beles and his daughter Anne team up to defend these high-profile cases. Back to top

Child Pornography

One minute you can be surfing the net and the next you can be allegedly committing a crime in the privacy of your own home. Visit the wrong site and the police will be breaking down your door, seizing your computer, and searching the hard drive for all of the sites you have ever visited, looking for suspected “child pornography.” Simple downloading of images can bring a mandatory 5 years in the Federal penitentiary. Call us to prevent this disaster. We are frequently able to prevent prosecution altogether when clients bring investigations to our attention in time. If necessary, we hire computer experts to analyze the strength of a case and plan effective defense strategies accordingly. See our Sex Offenses Information Center – Change in Child Pornography Guidelines. Back to top

Prostitution and Solicitation

Whether you’re a woman charged with prostitution by undercover cops or a “john” set up by policewomen pretending to be prostitutes, we can help. Years of experience defending against prostitution and solicitation charges guide us in presenting your defense. Frequently the police go too far. Motions to dismiss based on entrapment or outrageous government conduct is our stock in trade. We have that special experience. Back to top

Massage Parlors, Pimping and Pandering

We have extensive experience representing people using the web to make a living. Frequently, legitimate massage parlors or escort services are targeted by law enforcement. We’ve helped many companies and individuals set up a legitimate web site that does not violate the law. If the masseuses are accused of prostituting themselves the owners can be charged with pimping and pandering (i.e. make money off the labor of a prostitute). Call us, we know how to unravel these prosecutions. Back to top

Indecent Exposure

This crime is a serious misdemeanor. The real issue is keeping the person from becoming a registered sex-offender. We use the best psychological evaluations to show there is no need to be tracked as a sex-offender. We’ve had great success in helping people. Back to top

Sexual Battery – Misdemeanor or Felony

Sometimes a simple unwanted touching can result in life changing sex registration. This can happen in a bar, perhaps a doctor brushing up against a co-worker, a nurse (male or female) taking care of a patient or a landlord collecting rent. Frequently these charges are baseless, but, they often are the beginning of a civil law suit. We are experienced at defending these. Back to top

Civil Lawsuits

Defense of a civil lawsuit based on criminal sexual misconduct is something we do. Frequently, a civil lawsuit for big money damages (e.g. a million dollars, or more) is filed against a criminal defendant. Your insurance company will not defend lawsuits based on intentional criminal conduct. You could lose everything. Call us. It is very rare to find any criminal defense firm that will defend civil actions. We do and we have been successful. Back to top

Rights of Victims

There are some important California Code of Civil Procedure statutory rights that victims have. Frequently victims do not want to proceed with the changes for very valid personal reasons, however, the District Attorney will not inform a victim of these rights. Call us, we will explain the rights of both sides of the criminal prosecution. A victim’s rights are often the key to the case. Back to top

Client Endorsements

“I faced a false charge of child molestation. Mr. Beles got the criminal case dropped based on his persuasion and reputation.” M.M., Medical Doctor “I went to trial on a false rape charge. I was scared to death. Attorney Beles brought his A game to the courtroom and I was free.” J.T. – Presently a successful attorney. “He is simply the best lawyer on these types of cases.” C.B. To schedule a consultation now with an experienced sexual crimes defense lawyer in the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Area, contact the Law Offices of Robert J. Beles today.

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Robert Beles - State Certified Criminal Law Specialist
Anne Beles - State Certified Criminal Law Specialist
Paul McCarthy - State Certified Appellate Law Specialist


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