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Traveling Across State Lines to Commit Sex Act

An individual who is found guilty to have crossed state lines to commit sex acts may be punished according to the laws of the state he came from as well as the state where he committed the sex crime. Most sex crimes committed in California are charged as felonies. Sex crimes in the state of California include all forms of illegal sexual activity, such as:

  • Rape (a felony, which has many variations depending on the case in question)
  • Prostitution
  • Child abuse / child molestation
  • Sexual assaults
  • Sexual battery
  • Indecent exposure (or lewd conduct)
  • Statutory rape
  • Date rape
  • Pornography
  • Sodomy

While most cases of sexual crimes are felonies, other “lesser crimes” (i.e. indecent exposure) are charged as a misdemeanor. However, this distinction may only be made by the prosecutor. California district attorneys’ offices typically have a Sex Crimes’ Unit that is dedicated to prosecuting sex crime offenders.

The penalties for sex crime felonies committed in California as well as those committed by residents of the state carry maximum sentences of up to eight years in prison for each sex act. It is not uncommon for the prosecution to charge an individual with multiple sex acts, which results in the defendant dealing with a lifetime of sex offender registration and many years in state prison.

If you find yourself accused of crossing state lines to commit sex acts, you need to speak to a federal criminal defense attorney immediately so that you can know your rights, prepare your defense and get protection from the legal system. Shemaria Law Offices specializes in representing individuals who are accused of crossing state lines to commit sexual acts. We know how to advise you so that your right to a fair and just trial is protected. Call a Los Angeles federal criminal defense lawyer today to receive free legal counsel on how we can negotiate your case: (310) 953-4004.

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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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