The criminal penalties you may face for sex crimes in California vary widely. It depends on the specific charge, the alleged victim’s age, the offender’s criminal record, and other factors.
Some penalties for specific sex crimes include:
The penalties for sex crimes go beyond incarceration and fines. You may also face additional consequences such as sex offender registration, a tarnished reputation, and immigration issues, to name a few.
In California, sex offender registration is a legal requirement for individuals convicted of specific sex crimes. There is a three-tiered sex offender registration system. The tier to which an offender is assigned is based on the severity of the offense and the offender’s criminal history.