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Sexual Assault Law & Defense

Penal Code 220(a) 

In California, the term "Sexual Assault" is a generic term for more specific criminal charges. There are many types of sexual assault crimes in California. For example, all of the following may be considered "sexual assault" crimes:

  • Child Molestation,
  • Child pornography
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Rape
  • Statutory Rape
  • Sodomy

Generally speaking, sexual assault charges are assault or battery charges with a sexual element. This means that the defendant is accused of touching, harming, or placing another person in fear of a touching or harm, while the defendant was motivated by sexual arousal to himself or to the victim.

Sexual assault charges carry very stiff jail or prison sentences. In addition, if found guilty of a sex crime the defendant will likely have to register as a sex offender.

Common Sexual Assault charges include: 

Assault to commit rape (PC 220(a)(1)/261

Sexual Assault to commit sex act in concert (PC 220(a)(1)264.1)

Sexual Assault to commit sodomy (PC220(a)(1)/286)

Sexual Assault to commit lewd act on child (220(a)(1)/288

Sexual assault to commit oral copulation (PC 220(a)(1)288a

If you have been charged with Sexual Assault charges in California under Penal Code 220 PC, contact asex crimes criminal defense attorney without delay.

San Bernardino Criminal Defense attorney Christopher Dorado represents clients charged with sex crimesin the county of San Bernardino, including RedlandsVictorville, Highland, Loma Linda, Rancho CucamongaFontana, Rialto, Colton, Yucaipa, Riverside, Ontario, and more.

There is no charge for initial consultations and our office is open 24/7 for emergency advice. Call today!


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San Bernardino County

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