Los Angeles Child Abuse Attorney

Child abuse can take various forms in the state of California, including child sex abuse. These cases are taken very seriously by law enforcement officials and prosecutors in the Los Angeles area. At Okabe & Haushalter, we are here to help if you need a Los Angeles child abuse defense attorney by your side. We have the resources necessary to conduct a complete investigation into the charges against you so that we can formulate a solid defense on your behalf.

What Types Of Child Sexual Abuse Charges Do We Help With?

At Okabe & Haushalter, our qualified attorneys in Los Angeles help clients who are facing a range of charges related to child sexual abuse. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Penal Code 288 PC.
This makes it a crime to commit a lewd or lascivious act on a child under the age of 16.
Penal Code 288a PC.
This makes it a crime for a person to perform oral sex acts on a child under the age of 18.
Penal Code 288.3 PC.
This makes it illegal for a person to contact a minor with the intention to commit a felony.
Penal Code 288.4 PC.
This makes it a crime to arrange a meeting with a minor with the intention of engaging in various sexual conduct.
Penal Code 647.6 PC.
This law covers the molestation of a child under the age of 18.
Penal Code 261.5 PC.
This law defines various unlawful sex with a minor, which takes place when a person engages in sexual intercourse with a minor under the age of 18.

Depending on the nature of the crime and the prior criminal history of the accused, violations of these laws will lead to either a misdemeanor or a felony charge. Penalties can include:

  • Time in county jail
  • Time in California State prison
  • Significant funds
  • Requirement to register as a sex offender

Possible Defenses Against Child Sexual Abuse Charges

There are various defensive strategies that a skilled Los Angeles child abuse attorney can draw on to help clients facing these charges. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Showing that the alleged “victim” age does not meet the criteria for the charges
  • Show that the alleged contact with the minor was not sexual in nature
  • Prove that the accusations made against the client were false

In cases involving child sexual abuse, showing that there was no use of force by the defendant (or that the minor consented) is not going to be a defense employed by an attorney. Consent cannot be given by a minor to an adult for the purposes of sexual activity.

Call Our Team For A Free Consultation Today

If you or somebody you love has been charged with child sex abuse in the Los Angeles area, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Okabe & Haushalter, our dedicated attorneys have vast experience in this area of law, and we know what it takes to formulate a solid defense on your behalf. Let our Los Angeles child sex abuse defense attorneys get to work on your case immediately. You can contact us for a free consultation of your case today by clicking here or calling 310-430-7799.