Forcible Sex Acts Tough Federal Criminal Defense Since 1970

Federal Forcible Sex Act Defense Lawyer in Los Angeles

When You Are Guilty Until Proven Innocent in California

Forcible sex acts such as rape are among the most devastating criminal charges anyone can suffer. An individual may be arrested for violent sex crimes even without corroborating or forensic evidence.

Under Penal Code Section 261, forcible rape is defined as sexual intercourse without the consent of the alleged victim. Even in the absence of physical force, the prosecution may charge a defendant with rape if the victim is physically or mentally disabled or intoxicated. Violations of Penal Code 288 and 289, such as sodomy, forced oral copulation, and rape using a foreign object, may also be prosecuted under the charge of forcible sex acts.

Such cases can be extremely nuanced and require the assistance of a skilled Los Angeles forcible sex act defense lawyer. Attorney Joseph Shemaria is a board certified specialist in criminal law by the Board of Legal Specialization, California State Bar. He has the experience and understanding to take on complex cases.

Call Shemaria Law Offices at (310) 953-4004 to schedule an initial consultation now.

A Strong Defense for Violent Crime Charges

Under the Penal Code, rape is considered a violent offense. If convicted, a defendant may serve a minimum of three to eight years in prison per count of rape. He or she will be subject to probation, sex offender registration for life, and substantial fines, not to mention damages and restitution to the victim. A sentence may be further enhanced if the defendant caused great bodily injury to the victim or has a prior sex crime conviction on record.

Contact a Los Angeles Forcible Sex Act Defense Attorney Today

If you or your loved one is being pursued for forcible sex charges, you need to seek the services of a knowledgeable lawyer. If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a forcible sex offense, contact Shemaria Law Offices. We have extensive experience on cases involving these types of accusations, and we know how to resolve your case so that you avoid the stigma of a sex offender registration and conviction.

Call Shemaria Law Offices at (310) 953-4004 today for a free consultation if you have been charged with a sexual criminal offense. You can also contact us via our online form.

A Defender with 50+ Years of Experience

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    Joseph Shemaria

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    Joseph Shemaria graduated from UCLA Law School in 1969, with the most prestigious academic honors. He was also a Senior Editor of UCLA Law Review and graduated "Order of the Coif," the highest academic award. Mr. Shemaria started specializing in criminal defense in June 1970 and has tried cases in both state and federal courts from coast to coast. He has also handled over 1,000 state and federal appeals and writs, 30 of which were published in the permanent, official law books. Mr. Shemaria has ...
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The Tough Defense You Need

Why Choose Shemaria Law Offices?
  • Over 50 Years of Legal Experience
  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the Board of Legal Specialization, California State Bar
  • Handled State & Federal Cases in 24 Individual States
  • Tried Over 275 Cases to a Jury
  • First & Youngest Attorney Ever Appointed to a Death Penalty Case
  • Member of the L.A. County Bar Association