Sex Crimes

WE HAVE NEARLY TWO DECADES OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE DEFENDING SEX CRIME

CHARGES.

Crimes That Are Commonly Classified as Sex Crimes Sex   crimes   include   a   large   spectrum   of   incidents   from   the   innocent   first   love   that   results   in underage   sex,   to   lewd   conduct   and   indecent   exposure,   and   to   sexual   assault,   rape   and   child molestation.   Sex   crimes   also   include   possession   of   child   pornography,   digital   penetration, and   kidnapping   with   intent   to   rape.      Regardless   of   the   charges   and   the   facts,   our   attorneys are   equipped   to   handle your   case with   absolute   professionalism   and   zeal.   Our   job   is   to   make sure that a proper defense is presented. Our General Approach We   approach   each   case   and   devise   a   strategy   based   on   the   facts   and   needs   of   the   client. Sex   crimes   are   often   overcharged   by   overzealous   prosecutors   whose   political   agenda   is   to be   “tough   on   crime,”   not   caring   that   their   political   net   catches   both   the   true   criminals   as   well as   the   less   culpable   individuals,   such   as   the   experimenting   teen   whose   life   could   be   forever altered.   We   believe   that   everyone   deserves   a   fair   day   in   court   and   a   competent   defense team.   A   team   of   lawyers   is   necessary   because   the   government   will   use   a   team   to   prosecute you.       Against   you    is    a    prosecutor,    the    prosecutor’s    supervisor,    a   victim’s    advocate,    the arresting   police   officers,   and   the   investigating   or   lead   officer.      When   you   hire   Sabado   & Associates   a   minimum   of   three   lawyers   (including   team   leader,   Professor   Sabado)   and   2-4 legal   assistants   will   be   regularly   working   on   your   case.      Typically,   we   also   mobilize   expert consultants   and witnesses   such   as   emergency   medicine   doctors,   DNA   experts   and   licensed investigators.     The   point   is   that   if you   are   accused,   the   least you   can   do   is   to   level   the   playing field. Not All Criminal Defense Attorneys are Created Equal Sex   crimes   are   very   serious   crimes.   And   so,   a   criminal   defense   attorney   who   has   substantial experience   handling   sex   cases   is   what   you   need.   However,   there   are   many   criminal   defense attorneys   who   will   not   take   sex   cases   or   cannot   properly   handle   sex   crime   cases.      You   will know   you   are   talking   to   one   when   he   or   she   is   rude   to   you,   will   not   have   time   to   meet   with you,   or   winces   when   you   talk   about   your   case.   Here   at   Sabado   & Associates,   we   believe   that everyone   deserves   to   have   someone   stand   on   their   side   when   accused   by   the   government. Our   inspiration   comes   straight   out   of   the   Sixth   Amendment   of   the   United   Sates   Constitution, which   guarantees   that   “in   all   criminal   prosecutions,   the   accused   shall”   have   “the   assistance of   counsel”   for   his   defense.      We   take   this   duty   very   seriously   and   we   are   not   intimidated   by very serious, sex-related accusations. Sex Offender Registration A   sex   case   can   result   is   lifetime   sex   offender   registration.   Having   to   register   as   a   sex   offender for   life   is   not   just   about   being   listed   on   a   government website.      In   many ways,   registration   is   a more   serious   punishment   than   probation,   classes,   jail,   or   even   prison!   Registration   will   affect where   you   can   live,   what   jobs   you   can   obtain,   where   you   can   hang   out,   and   your   privacy forever.      When   being   accused   of   committing   a   sex   crime,   don’t   just   “get   it   over   with”   and “take   a   deal”   to   get   out   of   court   faster.      Doing   so   could   affect   your   rights   for   the   rest   of   your life.   See   the   Megan’s    Law Website   for   more   information.      Furthermore,   don’t   trust your   future to   just   any   criminal   defense   lawyer!      Hire   a   team   of   experienced   lawyers   who   are   creative, resourceful, and experienced.     The inherent conflict of investigating sex crimes Prosecutors,    police,    and    other    law    enforcement    types    all    have    one    important    common aspect   of   training:   Never   express   or   imply   disbelief   in   a   person   claiming   to   be   a   victim. Logically,   it   makes   sense.      You   want   a   person   who   has   been   victimized   to   feel   comfortable talking    about    the    event    or    events.    The    environment    should    be    non-judgmental    and welcoming   so   that   an   alleged victim   does   not   feel   the   need   to   hold   back. The   objective   is   to encourage the alleged victim to open up and share. This   works   to   ensure   the   free   flow   of   information   from   the   alleged   victim.         But   there   is   also one   important   negative   that   can   result   from   this   type   of   encouraging   environment.      The negative   is   that   an   environment   that   is   all-accepting   and   all-believing   lends   itself   to   abuse.     Less    scrupulous    individuals    can    take    advantage    of    such    an    environment    in    order    to accomplish   many   illegitimate   objectives.      It’s   the   police   officers’   job   to   investigate   crime.     Investigation   should,   at   the   very   least,   mean   careful   examination.      Our   job   is   to   determine whether   the   police   officers   carefully   examined   or   believed   everything   simply   because   it was said.   
Case Results…  People v. D.R. (2015): Client was charged with sexual penetration of a minor and lewd acts with a minor on school grounds. The minor was Client’s girlfriend. Mr. Sabado negotiated the charges down to battery on school grounds, avoided sex offender registration and Client had no jail time. Client and girlfriend were later married.   People v. M.T. (2016): Client was charged with Penal Code Sections 261.5 and 288(a), both of which were potential felony convictions with prison time. Mr. Patel got Client charges reduced to a misdemeanor with no jail time by challenging the prosecutor on very questionable evidence.
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Sex Crimes

WE HAVE NEARLY TWO DECADES OF COMBINED

EXPERIENCE DEFENDING SEX CRIME CHARGES.

Crimes   That   Are    Commonly    Classified    as    Sex Crimes Sex   crimes   include   a   large   spectrum   of   incidents from     the     innocent     first     love     that     results     in underage    sex,    to    lewd    conduct    and    indecent exposure,   and   to   sexual   assault,   rape   and   child molestation.   Sex   crimes   also   include   possession of    child    pornography,    digital    penetration,    and kidnapping with   intent   to   rape.      Regardless   of   the charges     and     the     facts,     our     attorneys     are equipped    to    handle    your    case    with    absolute professionalism   and   zeal.   Our   job   is   to   make   sure that a proper defense is presented. Our General Approach We   approach   each   case   and   devise   a   strategy based   on   the   facts   and   needs   of   the   client.   Sex crimes    are    often    overcharged    by    overzealous prosecutors    whose    political    agenda    is    to    be “tough   on   crime,”   not   caring   that   their   political   net catches   both   the   true   criminals   as   well   as   the less       culpable       individuals,       such       as       the experimenting   teen   whose   life   could   be   forever altered. We   believe   that   everyone   deserves   a   fair day   in   court   and   a   competent   defense   team.   A team     of     lawyers     is     necessary     because     the government   will   use   a   team   to   prosecute   you.     Against    you    is    a    prosecutor,    the    prosecutor’s supervisor,    a    victim’s    advocate,    the    arresting police    officers,    and    the    investigating    or    lead officer.      When   you   hire   Sabado   &   Associates   a minimum     of     three     lawyers     (including     team leader,      Professor      Sabado)      and      2-4      legal assistants   will   be   regularly   working   on   your   case.     Typically,    we    also    mobilize    expert    consultants and    witnesses    such    as    emergency    medicine doctors,   DNA   experts   and   licensed   investigators.     The   point   is   that   if you   are   accused,   the   least you can do is to level the playing field. Not   All   Criminal   Defense   Attorneys   are   Created Equal Sex    crimes    are   very    serious    crimes.   And    so,    a criminal    defense    attorney    who    has    substantial experience   handling   sex   cases   is   what   you   need. However,     there     are     many     criminal     defense attorneys   who   will   not   take   sex   cases   or   cannot properly   handle   sex   crime   cases.      You   will   know you   are   talking   to   one   when   he   or   she   is   rude   to you,    will    not    have    time    to    meet    with    you,    or winces   when   you   talk   about   your   case.   Here   at Sabado   &   Associates,   we   believe   that   everyone deserves   to   have   someone   stand   on   their   side when      accused      by      the      government.      Our inspiration     comes     straight     out     of     the     Sixth Amendment    of    the    United    Sates    Constitution, which       guarantees       that       “in       all       criminal prosecutions,     the     accused     shall”     have     “the assistance   of   counsel”   for   his   defense.      We   take this     duty     very     seriously     and     we     are     not intimidated       by       very       serious,       sex-related accusations. Sex Offender Registration A    sex    case    can    result    is    lifetime    sex    offender registration.   Having   to   register   as   a   sex   offender for    life    is    not    just    about    being    listed    on    a government   website.      In   many   ways,   registration is    a    more    serious    punishment    than    probation, classes,    jail,    or    even    prison!    Registration    will affect    where    you    can    live,    what    jobs    you    can obtain, where you   can   hang   out,   and your   privacy forever.      When   being   accused   of   committing   a sex   crime,   don’t   just   “get   it   over   with”   and   “take   a deal”   to   get   out   of   court   faster.      Doing   so   could affect   your   rights   for   the   rest   of   your   life.   See   the Megan’s      Law    Website     for     more     information.       Furthermore,   don’t   trust   your   future   to   just   any criminal     defense     lawyer!          Hire     a     team     of experienced       lawyers       who       are       creative, resourceful, and experienced.     The     inherent     conflict     of     investigating     sex crimes Prosecutors,   police,   and   other   law   enforcement types   all   have   one   important   common   aspect   of training:    Never    express    or    imply    disbelief    in    a person    claiming    to    be    a    victim.    Logically,    it makes   sense.      You   want   a   person   who   has   been victimized   to   feel   comfortable   talking   about   the event    or    events.    The    environment    should    be non-judgmental     and     welcoming     so     that     an alleged   victim   does   not   feel   the   need   to   hold back.   The   objective   is   to   encourage   the   alleged victim to open up and share. This   works   to   ensure   the   free   flow   of   information from   the   alleged   victim.         But   there   is   also   one important   negative   that   can   result   from   this   type of    encouraging    environment.        The    negative    is that   an   environment   that   is   all-accepting   and   all- believing   lends   itself   to   abuse.      Less   scrupulous individuals     can     take     advantage     of     such     an environment     in     order     to     accomplish     many illegitimate   objectives.      It’s   the   police   officers’   job to   investigate   crime.      Investigation   should,   at   the very   least,   mean   careful   examination.      Our   job   is to      determine      whether      the      police      officers carefully   examined   or   believed   everything   simply because it was said.   

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